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Northern Integrated Family
Violence Services Partnership
For professionals supporting the
safety of victim survivors in Melbourne's
northern metropolitan region

Make it Mainstream Community of Practice

NIFVS have partnered with Jackson Fairchild (they/them) a leading, national voice in LGBTIQA+ inclusion in family violence primary prevention and response to deliver Make it mainstream: Building safer, inclusive services for LGBTIQA+ people experiencing family violence.

Make it Mainstream is a Community of Practice for family violence practitioners who want to build expertise and confidence in delivering and championing safe, inclusive support to people experiencing family violence within the LGBTIQA+ community. 
Sessions will be delivered online via Zoom. Members will be required to commit to at least 4 out of the 6 scheduled sessions.


  • Members will have an increased understanding of the systemic barriers and considerations required when working with people from LGBTIQA+ communities.
  • Members will have improved practical skills and knowledge to work inclusively with people experiencing violence in the LGBTIQA+ community. 
  • Members will have improved confidence to apply and embed learnings into the culture and daily practices of their service setting.
  • Members will be a part of a support-base of allies, providing peer-support, resource sharing and motivation to continue to engage in gender-transformative work in the family violence space.  

This CoP is seeking specialist family violence practitioners in mainstream services across the Northern Metropolitan Region. If you are not a specialist worker, but your work regularly engages with people experiencing family violence, please submit an Expression of Interest. 
The CoP will be a closed group, with a capped number of participants. 

Please complete this form to express your interest.
If you have any question regarding this CoP or the completion of this form you can contact NIFVS MARAMIS & Workforce Development Coordinator, Katrina on 

NIFVS welcome EOIs from people of all backgrounds and identities. 
Expressions of Interest will close on EOD 4 April 2024.