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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

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NIFVS Team Welcome Katrina Dickinson

The NIFVS Team is excited to be welcoming Katrina Dickinson to the role of MARAMIS and Workforce Development Coordinator.

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Successful Turn Input into Action Forum

On 30 March 2023, organisational leaders across the northern metropolitan region progressed recommendations arising from the Victim Survivor Experience Mapping report.

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Victim Survivor Experience Mapping Report Launched

The NIFVS Partnership has undertaken Victim Survivor Experience Mapping. The final report contains insights into victim survivor experiences of the service system in the NMR and recommendations for a range of stakeholders.

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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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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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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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Access Consultation and Beyond: Engaging Survivor Advocates Webinar

The NIFVS Partnership hosted a webinar on 14 September 2021 to explore how organisational leaders and practitioners can improve engagement with survivor advocates in order to strengthen practice responses and service planning.

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