NIFVS provides three communities of practice for workers who respond to family violence in the northern metropolitan region: Young Women and Family Violence, Working with Male Perpetrators of Family Violence and Family Violence Capacity Building.
Young Women and Family Violence
The Young Women and Family Violence Community of Practice provides an opportunity for workers who are supporting young women who have experienced intimate partner violence to meet, share, learn and reflect on their practice. The NIFVS Coordination Team partners with Youth Support Advocacy Service (YSAS) to facilitate quarterly sessions.
Workers who have attended Resisting Collusion with Male Perpetrators training are then invited to attend this Community of Practice. 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. Convened by the NIFVS Coordination Team, the Community of Practice meets quarterly.
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.
Convened by the NIFVS Coordination Team, the Community of Practice meets quarterly.
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