Members of Family Violence Steering Committee announced

On Wednesday 18 May, the Victorian Government announced the membership of the new Family Violence Steering Committee. Members include representatives of family violence peak bodies, including Domestic Violence Victoria and No To Violence, as well as key statewide services. Yet-to-be announced representative Regional Integration Coordinators will also be invited to join the Committee. The Committee…

Homeless Children’s Brokerage Program funds still available

SHS-funded homelessness or family violence services who work children are invited to apply for Homeless Children’s Brokerage Program funds. The program aims to support homeless children to: Engage and maintain their education (including early education services such as childcare and kindergarten). Reduce social isolation by enhancing access to a range of support, social and recreational…

Identifying Family Violence training in May

The NIFVS coordination team has experienced unprecedented demand for our ‘Identifying Family Violence: Responding to Women’ training. This month, we held 15 sessions, including in-house training for the Metropolitan Fire Brigade and local councils. Training will also support community health services and the Royal District Nursing Service, through the Primary Care Partnership Family Violence Project,…

Identifying Family Violence training and Regional Induction: the wrap up

On Wednesday 20 April, over 60 workers from agencies across the north participated in Identifying Family Violence (IFV): Responding to Women training and Family Violence Regional Induction. The training  increased participants’  understanding and recognition of family violence and provided  strategies to respond to disclosures. At Induction, participants heard from key intake services for women, children…

Roadmap for Reform: strong families, safe children launched

On 13 April 2016, the Victorian Government officially launched Roadmap for Reform: strong families, safe children. Consistent with the Family Violence Royal Commission’s approach, the Roadmap will shift the focus of child protection away from crisis response to prevention and early intervention. The Roadmap for Reform will deliver a system focused on: strengthening communities to…