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

Communities of Practice

The NIFVS team convenes the following communities of practice (CoPs) for practitioners who respond to family violence in the NMR.

Resisting Collusion

Professionals who have attended Resisting Collusion with Male Perpetrators training are then invited to attend this CoP. Participants reflect on their practice relating to working with perpetrators; talk about the impact of the work; and foster a community that learns together through reflection, practice and participation.

Safe & Together Model Implementation

Provides an opportunity for professionals who have attended the Safe & Together training to meet, share, learn and reflect on implementing the Safe & Together Model into their practice. Click here to register for membership.

Family Violence Capacity Building

Brings together those who are undertaking family violence capacity building work for resource sharing, support and networking. Members include workers from the Specialist Family Violence Advisor Capacity Building Project (AOD and Mental Health), Strengthening Hospitals Responses to Family Violence and MARAM and Information Sharing Sector Capacity Building Project.

Young Women and Family Violence

In 2018 and 2019 the NIFVS Team partnered with Youth Support Advocacy Service (YSAS) to facilitate quarterly sessions for workers who are supporting young women who have experienced intimate partner violence. Find the summary of learnings from these sessions.

For more information about the above CoPs contact

Find more information about other CoPs, networks and groups for professionals in the region.