For more information and resources about working with Aboriginal and Torres Straight Island communities, in the context of family violence, visit Djirra or the 1800RESPECT websites.

Practice resources

The Nargneit Birrang Framework
A framework for Victorian Aboriginal services and communities to guide the design, implementation and evaluation of holistic healing approaches to family violence. (VACCA, Think Place, Family Safety Victoria)

From Symbols to Systems Framework
This framework presents cultural security templates to guide mainstream services to address culturally based hazards and improve cultural security for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. (The Long Walk and the the Inner North West PCP)

Breaking The Cycle of Trauma, Koori parenting: What works for us
This resource conveys key messages and practical strategies to help Koori parents break inter-generational cycles of trauma within their families. Poster and postcard versions of the resource are also available. (Victorian Aboriginal Health Service Resource)

A Quick Guide to Child Protection for Koori Families
A guide developed by Djirra, formerly the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service.

Other resources

Dhelk Dja: Safe Our Way – Strong Culture, Strong Peoples, Strong Families
Key Aboriginal-led Victorian Agreement for ensuring that Aboriginal people, families and communities are stronger, safer, thriving and free from family violence.

Facts on Family Violence in Aboriginal Communities 2019
Fact sheet, Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Women’s Service

Understanding the Role of Law and Culture in Responding to and Preventing Family Violence
Research report (ANROWS)

Koolin Balit ‘Building The Blocks Of Cultural Competency’ Toolkit
This toolkit aims to support health and human service agencies across Melbourne’s north west to provide high quality, culturally responsive, respectful services to the Aboriginal community. (Koolin Balit Consortium)