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

News & Events

Family violence related news and events for professionals.

Lunch & Learn: Working with Young People Using Family Violence

The Lunch & Learn are free, 1-hour sessions aiming to strengthen the practice skills and confidence of professionals to safely and effectively respond to family violence.

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Groupwork Calendar, Term 2 2024

NMR Group Work Calendar, Term 2 2024. Each school term, the Northern Integrated Family Violence Services (NIFVS) partnership produces a calendar of family violence support groups run by organisations...

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Building Bridges Forum: Save the Date!

NIFVS are planning a full-day forum to strengthen connection and collaboration between victim-survivors and people who use violence services in Melbourne’s North under the MARAM Framework and Information...

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Make it Mainstream Community of Practice

Submit your EOI for the CoP: Make it Mainstream: Building safer, inclusive services for LGBTIQA+ people experiencing family violence

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Lunch & Learn launch

Lunch & Learn are free, 1-hour sessions featuring sector experts who will speak to vital learning areas to enhance practice in the family violence context.

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MARAM training: Working with adults using family violence

NTV has released 2024 dates for MARAM trainings focused on working with adults using family violence.

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Lunch & Learn sessions

Stay tuned for details and dates of the NIFVS Lunch & Learn sessions!

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Welcome to 2024!

Welcome to the NIFVS newsletter – the first for 2024.

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A reflection on 2023

A reflection of the Principal Strategic Advisor of NIFVS on 2023

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Free MARAM Collaborative Practice Training

The MARAM Collaborative Practice training is for all professionals who respond to family violence in the northern metropolitan region. The training builds on the foundations of MARAM to explore how practitioners...

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Practice Lead Community of Practice

Safe and Equal are recommencing the Practice Lead Community of Practice for practice leaders, or anyone undertaking similar duties, who are responsible for supporting MARAM best practice.

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Northern Integrated Family Violence Services Partnership MARAM Survey

The Northern Integrated Family Violence Services partnership is undertaking survey as an assessment to determine how organisations and practitioners are aligning practice to the MARAM and Information Sharing Schemes.

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Supporting Businesses and Workplaces to Respond to Family Violence

Safe and Equal are supporting businesses and workplaces to meet their OH&S and Fair Work obligations in relation to domestic and family violence.

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Responding to Victim Survivor Experiencing Criminalisation

The NIFVS team have developed a new webpage, Criminalised Victim Survivors, with resources to assist practitioners respond to victim survivors who have been criminalised. Victim survivors who have experienced criminalisation, may encounter discrimination in the family violence service system, which can impact on their risk and access to safety and support.

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Baby Makes 3 Program Receives Further Funding

Building on the work of program lead healthAbility, the Baby Makes 3 program has received $1.2 million from the state government. Baby Makes 3 works to build equal and respectful relationships for families who are becoming parents for the first time.

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Escaping Violence Program Financial Support – Agency Fast Track Application

The Escaping Violence Program (EVP) has recently introduced an agency fast-track application process that aims to streamline and expedite the financial support clients can receive.

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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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Easing of Evidence Requirements: Temporary Protection Visa

The Federal government has announced changes to ‘non-judicial’ evidence requirements for temporary visa holders, who seek assistance as victim-survivors of family and domestic violence.

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Travel Passes for Vulnerable Students Available

The Victorian Government is providing 30-day Travel Passes free of charge to eligible Victorian school students, such as those experiencing homelessness or escaping family violence.

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Download Updated NIFVS Family Violence Posters

The NIFVS multi-language Family Violence posters have been updated to reflect the change to Merri-bek City Council. These posters inform community members, victim survivors and adults using family violence about support services that are available in the northern metropolitan region. The posters contain information in English, Arabic, Assyrian, Chinese, Hindi, Punjabi and Vietnamese.

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New Bilingual Family Violence System Connectors

The new Multi-Service Coordinated Family Violence Response Project will target women and children from South Asian community in the City of Whittlesea by out posting Bilingual Family Violence System Connectors at key locations.

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Long-term Funding for Young People using Violence in the Home Response

Berry Street’s therapeutic service, Take Two has received long-term funding to continue their work providing whole-of-family services for families with young people using violence in the home in the northern metropolitan region.

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NIFVS eNews 2024

NIFVS 2024 eNews

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Child and Young Person MARAM tool

Complete these survey to contribute to the development of the Child and Young Person MARAM tools

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Research Project – Family Violence Affecting Families with Children from Migrant Backgrounds  

Researchers from the University of Melbourne would like to speak to mothers or caregivers from migrant backgrounds whose families have experienced domestic and family violence (DFV).   This project...

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Good Shepherd webinars

Learn more about the Good Shepherd webinars

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