Term 4 Group Work Calendar Available

The Term 4 Group Work calendar is now available. Each school term, the NIFVS team produces a calendar of family violence support groups, facilitated by organisations in the northern metropolitan region. Groups include therapeutic groups for women and children, parenting groups and perpetrator intervention programs. This coming term’s calendar includes a Vietnamese Women’s group facilitated…

Term 3 Group Work Calendar Available

The Term 3 Group Work calendar is now available. Each school term, NIFVS produces a calendar of family violence support groups, facilitated by organisations in the northern metropolitan region. Groups include therapeutic groups for women and children, parenting groups and men’s behaviour change programs. If you would like to have a family violence group included…

New Strategic Plan to Guide Regional Family Violence Response

The Northern Integrated Family Violence Services (NIFVS) Regional Integration Committee has endorsed its new Strategic Plan for 2019-2023. The committee’s new mission to ‘provide regional leadership that increases the safety of victim survivors, the accountability of perpetrators and strengthens Victoria’s family violence reforms’ will be enabled by new strategic priorities: Leadership – providing system leadership…

Statewide Indigenous Family Violence Partnership Forum Hosted by the North

The Northern Metro Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action Group (NIFVRAG) hosted the Statewide Indigenous Family Violence Partnership forum in Northcote on 22-23 May 2018. IFVRAG Cochairs from across Victoria met to discuss issues facing Aboriginal communities and the impact of the family violence reforms agenda of Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations. NIFVRAG members presented on key…

Free In-House Training

The NIFVS Coordination Team is offering free in-house training on Identifying Family Violence: Responding to Women to three agencies in the northern metropolitan region on either 21, 26 or 28 June 2018. Agencies that can guarantee attendance by at least 25 people and can provide an appropriate training room are welcome to apply. You may…

Regional Induction Wrap Up

On 18 April 2018 the NIFVS Coordination Team hosted the latest Family Violence Regional Induction at the Craigieburn Global Learning Centre. Held twice a year, the Induction provides workers with an understanding of the integrated family violence system in the northern metropolitan region. The session featured presentations from Victoria Police and Darebin Community Legal Centre,…

Family Violence Regional Induction

Book into the next Family Violence Regional Induction session on Wednesday 18 April 2018 1:30pm-5:00pm. The Induction features speakers from Victoria Police, Community Legal Centres and family violence services. The session equips workers from the northern metropolitan region who are new to the region or to family violence work with an understanding of: NIFVS and…