For more information and resources about working with CALD communities in the context of family violence, visit the inTouch or 1800RESPECT websites.

Practice resources

Overcoming Barriers
A toolkit to improve responses to CALD women and children who have experienced family violence. (NIFVS)

Cultural competence when working with CALD communities
A video guide. (1800RESPECT)

Indian Women’s Family Violence Project
Findings and recommendations regarding the adequacy of the legal protection system to keep Indian women victim survivors safe. (Northern Community Legal Centre)

Women on Temporary Visas Experiencing Family Violence
Tip sheet about responding to issues faced by women on temporary visas who are experiencing family violence. (inTouch)

Working with Muslim women on the effects of family violence and child sexual abuse on children
Guide for professionals to provide culturally sensitive information when working with Muslim women and children. (Australian Muslim Women’s Human Rights Centre).

Child and Forced Marriage: A guide for professionals working with the Muslim community
Guide for professionals that includes information of CFM relevant to all communities. (Australian Muslim Women’s Human Rights Centre)

Working with interpreters by phone in a family violence setting
Tip sheet for professionals. (inTouch)

Improving Cross-Cultural Practice: strategies and resources for working with women from CALD backgrounds
A video guide. (1800RESPECT)

Collected Wisdom
A manual which collates practice ideas and activities from family violence group work in the northern metro region that can be used by other group workers. (NIFVS Counselling and Support Alliance)

Healing, Together
A manual which outlines the diversity of family violence group work and provides examples of work carried out across Melbourne’s northern metropolitan region. (NIFVS Counselling and Support Alliance)

Other resources

Path to Nowhere: Women on Temporary Visas Experiencing Violence and their Children
Report of National Advocacy Group

What about the children? The voices of culturally and linguistically diverse children affected by family violence
An inTouch report.

Resources from the NIFVS Responding to CALD women who have experienced family violence forum (November 2015)
Summary and presentations from the NIFVS forum.

Refugee settlement, safety and wellbeing
An inTouch report.

Family Safety Pack
Available in 22 community languages, these have information on Australia’s laws regarding domestic and family violence, sexual assault, forced marriage and Partner Visas. (Australian Government)

Integration case studies

Whittlesea CALD Communities Family Violence Project
The Whittlesea project is a unique, place-based model that focuses on the needs of a multicultural community.