Rainbow Door Opens

Rainbow Door is a new free specialist LGBTIQA+ helpline providing information, support and referral to all LGBTIQA+ Victorians, their friends and family. The service supports people of all ages and identities with a variety of issues such as family and intimate partner violence, suicidal thoughts, relationship issues, sexual assault, alcohol and other drugs, isolation, mental…

Whittlesea Family Violence Network Resumes

After several years without a Local Family Violence Network, professionals in Whittlesea have welcomed the re-establishment of the group. The new convenor, Katriece Bolden, Gender Equity & Family Violence Team Leader at Whittlesea Community Connections. facilitated the first meeting on 24 September 2020.  Thirty-six stakeholders attended from a wide range of agencies, including family violence…

Contribute to Survey on Technology Facilitated Abuse

Researchers from Monash University and RMIT University are seeking community, health, legal, mental health and human services sector professionals to complete a 20-minute anonymous online survey on technology-facilitated abuse. This research is funded by ANROWS and will examine the extent to which workers have serviced clients experiencing or using technology-facilitated abuse, forms of abusive tactics…

MARAM Phase 2 Commencing April 2021

Family Safety Victoria has confirmed that Phase 2 of the Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework and the Family Violence and Child Information Sharing Schemes will commence on 19 April 2021. Phase two will authorise health and education workforces to share information to facilitate family violence risk assessment and management. Workforces will be…