Participate in Technology-facilitated Domestic Abuse Research

Deakin University are conducting research into social worker’s perceptions and practice responses when working with women who are subjected to technology-facilitated family violence. Female identifying social workers who have been working within the family violence services sector are being sought to be interviewed for this project.  For further information or to contribute to this research…

Share the VOICES Project Survey

In collaboration with Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS), the University of Melbourne’s Safer Families Research Centre is undertaking the VOICE research project. VOICE seeks to hear directly from people in the community who have been victims of intimate partner violence or sexual violence, to better understand the needs of survivors in order…

MARAM Perpetrator Supporting Resources Released

Following on from the launch of MARAM Guidance for Professionals Working with Adults using Family Violence, Family Safety Victoria has released the following additional supporting resources:  Readiness Checklist (Perpetrator Guidance):  Recommended high-level steps for organisational leaders to align to the MARAM perpetrator guidance, prior to the release of training in 2022. This can be found at the…

More Social Housing Planned

As part of the Victorian Big Housing Build, new homes will be available to those in the most need – including people escaping family violence, people living with mental illness or disability, Victoria’s First Peoples and individuals experiencing homelessness. The government announced 89 projects that will deliver 2,352 new social homes across Victoria in partnership…

Applications Invited – Aboriginal Community Initiatives Fund

The Dhelk Dja North Metro Action Group (DDNMAG) has $100,000 available in this round of the Aboriginal Community Initiatives Fund. The DDNMAG strongly encourages applications that have a COVID19 Recovery focus on Aboriginal youth, their connectedness and socialisation. The Victorian Government, through Family Safety Victoria provides $1.1 million annually, to support community led projects that…

Join the Week Without Violence Virtual Campaign (18-24 October)

This year’s Week Without Violence Campaign theme is: ‘Connect, Listen, Believe: Contribute to healthy, happy families in our communities.’ Start planning your virtual event, share social media messages, and download the social media tiles. Campaign messages are available in English, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Hindi, Punjabi, Turkish and Vietnamese. Find more information about how to get…

Access Consultation and Beyond: Engaging Survivor Advocates Webinar

The NIFVS Partnership hosted a webinar on 14 September 2021 to explore how organisational leaders and practitioners can improve engagement with survivor advocates in order to strengthen practice responses and service planning. The webinar enabled participants to: Locate their thinking within the Experts by Experience Framework Hear advice from survivor advocates on working collaboratively Explore…