Services During COVID-19

Services are still responding to family violence across the northern metropolitan region (NMR).

Quick Reference Guide Family Violence Services: Service information about family violence services in the NMR.

COVID-19 and Family Violence

Best Practice Guidelines: Supporting the Wellbeing of Family Violence Workers During Times of Emergency and Crisis: Guidelines developed as a result of findings from a study of practitioners responding to family violence during the 2020 COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria. (Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre & DV Vic/DVRCV)

When Home Becomes the Workplace: family violence practitioner wellbeing and remote service delivery during COVID-19 restrictions: Report regarding wellbeing considerations for Victorian practitioners during COVID-19. (Monash University)

COVID-19 and Family Violence FAQs: A range of resources and information for workers regarding responding to family violence during COVID-19. (The Lookout)

Responding to Family Violence During COVID-19 : Pre-recorded webinar to support practitioners identify family violence, develop strategies to establish safety using technology, and partner with victim survivors to undertake effective safety planning. (NIFVS)

MARAM and Family Violence Training Options During COVID-19: Information about where workers can access MARAM and Family Violence training. (Family Safety Victoria)

MARAM Alignment and COVID-19: Guidance on the MARAM alignment activities that should be prioritised during this period. (Family Safety Victoria)

MARAM Practice Notes: Advice to support professionals responding to increased family violence risk during the COVID-19 period in relation to: Minimum Response for Victim Survivors, Perpetrator-focused and Adolescent Family Violence. (Family Safety Victoria)

MARAM Embedding Guides: Guides to support organisational leaders in the process of aligning to MARAM. (Family Safety Victoria)

COVID-19 Family Violence and Sexual Assault Guidelines (Version 1.0): Overarching guide to inform more detailed planning for Community Service Organisations providing family violence and sexual assault services. (DFFH)

Practitioner Resources

Online Toolkits for Techsafety for Frontline Workers: Resources for Family Violence Agencies wanting to use technology during COVID-19. (Wesnet)

Keeping Perpetrators in View: Online resource providing practical tips during COVID-19. (Safe & Together Institute)

COVID-19: Fathering a Note on Practice: A guide to support practitioners engaging with fathers on their use of family violence during COVID-19. (No To Violence & Kids First)

Working with People who use Family Violence During COVID-19: Webinar for AOD workers whose clients may be perpetrating family violence.

Responding to the Challenges of COVID-19: Guidance for practitioners working with family violence perpetrators. (Respect Phoneline, UK)

Working with Infants and Toddlers in a Family Violence Context amidst COVID-19 Restrictions: Videos and resources for practitioners. (Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare)

LGBTIQ inclusion for COVID-19: Tip Sheet for remote service delivery. (Rainbow Health Victoria)

Community Resources

COVID-19 and Family Violence: Information for victim survivors. (DV ViC)

COVID-19 and Family Violence: Information for family and friends. (DV Vic)

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tips and links to help families manage physical distancing or self-isolation. (The Australian Parenting Website)

Information for Women who are Experiencing Family Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic. (inTouch)

Parenting Arrangements and COVID-19. (Northern Community Legal Centre)

General COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Information and Advice: Information, updates and advice about the outbreak of COVID-19 (DHHS)

COVID-19 and the Community Sector: General advice and links to government and other reputable sources (VCOSS)