NIFVS is not a crisis response service – if in immediate danger phone 000 or Get Help
Northern Integrated Family
Violence Services Partnership
For professionals supporting the
safety of victim survivors in Melbourne's
northern metropolitan region

Our Trainers

Photo of Sharon Simon - NIFVS Sessional Trainer

Sharon Simon

Sessional Trainer

Sharon is an Industry Fellow at RMIT and is currently co-developing and teaching RMIT’s Graduate Certificate in Domestic and Family Violence. Previously, she has coordinated the Domestic Violence Resource Centre’s Partners in Prevention Network, established place-based prevention of violence against women projects in community health, supported schools in North East Melbourne to deliver the Respectful Relationships Program and managed the Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence project at Peter Mac.

Genine Clements

Sessional Trainer

Genine has worked across the north, northeast and west metropolitan areas in case management and group work supporting the experiences of families, children and parents as well as victim survivors and perpetrators of family violence. Genine is a strong believer of prioritising care and kindness when working with indivduals and communities and how this ethic can inform our broader systemic responses to family violence.

Jess Kirwan

Sessional Trainer

Jess has worked in the community sector in suicide prevention, family violence and sexual assault services for over 10 years in outreach, counselling, advocacy and crisis response roles. She is currently employed at Berry Street as a Senior Supervisory Specialist Family Violence Practitioner. In this role Jess collaborates with professionals across the service system and partners with victim survivors to promote their safety and wellbeing. Jess is passionate about learning and development and is excited to share knowledge and engage with so many skilled practitioners across the sector.