Dr Anita Morris is the Statewide Family Violence Principal Practitioner in the Office of Professional Practice at Department of Families, Fairness and Housing. She has held the position for six years following implementation of the role in response to a Royal Commission into Family Violence recommendation. Dr Morris guides implementation of family violence practice reform for Child Protection in Victoria, consults and advises on state and national family violence reform, consults on high risk family violence cases, undertakes research and leads practice framework development. Most recently Dr Morris led the development of the Department’s Framework for trauma-informed practice, and co-authored a book chapter, ‘What About the Child?’ in the recently released book ‘Violence in Families’, published by Springer. As a social work practitioner, manager, researcher, supervisor and trainer, Dr Morris has worked across multiple sectors, published in refereed journals, and continues to research with children and young people about their experiences of family violence, their agency and the supports they require.