16 days toolkit WHIN

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is a global campaign dedicated to ending gender-based violence and raising awareness about the impact of violence against women. The 16 Days Toolkit contains background information about the origins of the 16 Days campaign, an overview of the significant days within the campaign and information on how you…

Kildonan UnitingCare launches Integrated Family Violence Program (IFVP)

The new Integrated Family Violence Program, based at Kildonan’s Broadmeadows site, offers a family violence response to men, women and children. The program aims to: actively engage with men, particularly fathers, to be accountable and take responsibility for their violence ensure women and children are safe support children’s safety, stability and development provide a continuum…

‘Moving On’ Head Lease Properties in North East Melbourne Area – applications close 9 December 2016

As part of the 2016 ‘Housing Blitz’ initiative, Haven; Home, Safe (HHS) has received funding from DHHS for the ‘Family Violence Rapid Assistance Fund’, to increase the supply of housing for women and children who have been made homeless as a result of family violence. HHS has been allocated nine Head Lease properties in Darebin,…

Additional Funding for Koori Early Years Services

Aboriginal early years’ services Bubup Wilam (Thomastown) and Yappera Children’s Services (Thornbury) have received new funding, along with four other Victorian services. The State Government is providing up to $1.6 million over the next two years for the services to implement evidence based strategies around early intervention and prevention. This could include tailored support for…

Additional $25 million to tackle family violence in Indigenous communities

The Federal Government has committed an additional $25 million package to help frontline services to intervene early to prevent violence from occurring. The package includes: • trauma-informed therapeutic services for Indigenous children affected by family violence to break the cycle of intergenerational violence; • services for perpetrators to encourage behaviour change and prevent future offending;…

Family law system urged to maintain vigilance against family violence

Australia’s family law system must continue to address a growing need for family violence screening among troubled families, according to the Australian Institute of Family Studies. The Institute’s Director Anne Hollonds said while Australia’s family law system had been under significant scrutiny for more than a decade, concerns remain about the extent of family violence…