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Northern Integrated Family
Violence Services Partnership
For professionals supporting the
safety of victim survivors in Melbourne's
northern metropolitan region

NIFVS coordination team news

New Financial Abuse Webpage

The NIFVS team has developed a new Financial Abuse webpage with resources for professionals responding to family violence. Proactive steps can be taken to address problems such as joint debts, unaffordable loans, utilities and phones, and credit history.

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Successful Week Without Violence Campaign

During the Week Without Violence over 50 organisations in the northern metropolitan region, including Djirra, Arabic Welfare, Foundation House, schools, councils, family violence support groups, libraries, and neighbourhood houses campaigned to ‘Listen, Believe, Connect: Connect with organisations and people who can help.’

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Join the NIFVS Team

The NIFVS team are seeking applications for a Project and Workforce Development Coordinator. The Coordinator plays a critical role in supporting the implementation of family violence reforms in the region and coordinating the NIFVS family violence workforce training portfolio.

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T-shirts with messages about family violence

Get Ready for the Week Without Violence: 17-23 October

Start planning your Week Without Violence (WWV) event. Since 1999, the northern metropolitan region has marked the WWV, primarily through the Clothesline Project, where every year hundreds of people across the region paint T-shirts.

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Family Violence Group Work Calendar Term Three

The Family Violence Group Work Calendar for Term 3 2022 is now available.

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Updated Family Violence Posters Now Available

The NIFVS Family Violence posters have been redesigned to include an inclusive design and updated to connect to relevant services. They inform community members, adult victim survivors and adults using family violence about support services that are available in the NMR.

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Farewell to Ada Conroy

Ada Conroy, Workforce Development Coordinator is leaving her role with the NIFVS team at WHIN after 10 years.

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Welcome New Sessional Trainer

Welcome to our new Session Trainer, Kelly Finch who joins the NIFVS Training team to deliver the Resisting Collusion with Male Perpetrators training.

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Welcome Sessional Trainer – Jess Kirwan

Welcome to our new Sessional Trainer Jess Kirwan, who joins the NIFVS Training team. Jess has worked in the community sector in suicide prevention, family violence and sexual assault services for over 10 years.

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View the Engaging Perpetrators Under MARAM Webinar

On 15 March, the NIFVS partnership hosted the Observing, Documenting & Sharing: Engaging perpetrators under MARAM webinar to explore how organisational leaders and practitioners can use the new MARAM for Adults Using Family Violence.

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