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News & Events

Family violence related news and events for professionals.

Watch MARAM Adults Using Violence Practice Guide Webinars

Developed by No to Violence, the "What Now" webinars will help workforces familiarise themselves with the MARAM Practice Guides for working with adults using violence. 

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Get Involved in Homelessness Week 1-7 August

The theme for Homelessness Week 2022 is 'To end homelessness we need a plan'. Family violence is the main reason women and children leave their homes in Australia.

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Emergency Accommodation Project Funded

Funding has been provided for a Family Violence Motel Project to support safe and appropriate emergency accommodation placements as a response to family violence.

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Updated Family Violence Posters Now Available

The NIFVS Family Violence posters have been redesigned to include an inclusive design and updated to connect to relevant services. They inform community members, adult victim survivors and adults using family violence about support services that are available in the NMR.

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Farewell to Ada Conroy

Ada Conroy, Workforce Development Coordinator is leaving her role with the NIFVS team at WHIN after 10 years.

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Meet River – NJC’s Court Support Dog

The Neighbourhood Justice Centre are trialling having a court support dog (called River) and her professional handler Tessa onsite during Intervention Order (IVO) hearing days.

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View the Engaging Perpetrators Under MARAM Webinar

On 15 March, the NIFVS partnership hosted the Observing, Documenting & Sharing: Engaging perpetrators under MARAM webinar to explore how organisational leaders and practitioners can use the new MARAM for Adults Using Family Violence.

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Universal Paid Domestic Violence Leave to be Legislated

Workplace Relations Minister Tony Burke said legislating the paid leave as a universal right would be his first parliamentary act.

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Get Ready for the Week Without Violence: 17-23 October

Start planning your Week Without Violence (WWV) event. Since 1999, the northern metropolitan region has marked the WWV, primarily through the Clothesline Project, where every year hundreds of people across the region paint T-shirts.

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The Choice of Violence or Poverty Highlighted

A report authored by Anne Summers has revealed the significant number of single mothers affected by family violence.

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Complete Survey re Young People Bereaved by Domestic Homicide

Practitioners who have worked with children and young people, as well as adults with lived experience who has lost a parent due to domestic homicide are invited to participate in a survey.

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Participate in Technological Abuse Research

Frontline family violence workers or related support service workers who have supported clients who have experienced technology-facilitated abuse or technology-facilitated coercive control, are being sought to contribute to this research.

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New Statewide Trauma Service Seeking Providers

The State Government has opened submissions for providers to run the new Statewide Trauma Service, which was a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health system.

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Family Violence Group Work Calendar Term Three

The Family Violence Group Work Calendar for Term 3 2022 is now available.

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