Launch of Overcoming Barriers: A toolkit to improve responses to CALD women and children who have experienced family violence

This month saw the launch of Overcoming Barriers, an online resource aimed at enhancing workers’ response to culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women and children who have experienced family violence. Developed by the NIFVS Coordination Team, the toolkit draws together the expertise of service providers from across the Northern Metropolitan Region. Topics include: • engaging…

Week Without Violence: 17-21 October 2016

Now in its seventeenth year in the North, the Week Without Violence (17-21 October), incorporates The Clothesline Project, an art therapy based activity where victim/survivors and their supporters paint messages on t-shirts that are then displayed across the region. The Week Without Violence Toolkit provides ideas for activities including the Clothesline Project, where victim/survivors and…

Integration in Action – Family Violence Regional Induction

The NIFVS Family Violence Regional Induction on 14 September, attracted workers from across the northern metropolitan region, eager to learn about the integrated service system. Participants heard about family violence in Aboriginal communities and from intake points Berry Street and Plenty Valley Community Health. The World Café was especially popular with representatives from Elizabeth Morgan…