The wrap up: Family Violence and Homelessness Practice Exchange Forum

Nearly 90 workers from the family violence and housing/homelessness sectors came together to share expertise, unpack myths and assumptions and better understand the unique challenges and opportunities of working in each sector. Participants heard presentations about the sectors’ shared challenges and ongoing reform processes. Participants heard that 30% of people identify family violence as the…

Shining a Light on Family Violence in Early Childhood

The Community Child Care Conference held recently in Melbourne focused on the important role early childhood educators play in identifying family violence and connecting vulnerable families to available support and services. The new edition of the Victorian Early Years Learning Framework, released in May, includes a strengthened focus on vulnerable families and respectful relationships. For…

VOTE HOME campaign launched

Homelessness Australia and WESNET have launched a petition calling for the development of a national strategy to ensure access to safe and affordable housing for women and children escaping domestic and family violence. The campaign is part of the broader VOTE HOME campaign and encourages people to pledge that their vote this election will be…