Information for family violence workers

For information and resources about Primary Care, visit the Primary Care Partnerships websites: Inner North West PCP, Hume Whittlesea PCP, and North East Healthy Communities. Visit the NIFVS service directory for information about community health services in the north.

Information for primary health care workers

For information and resources for working with clients who’ve experienced family violence, visit the 1800RESPECT website. Visit the NIFVS service directory for information about family violence services in the north.


Resources for organisations to implement family violence procedures: Client Policy Template, Workplace Family Violence Policy Template and a Managers Training Package and Guidelines for Identifying and Responding to People Who Cause Family Violence Harm. (North West Metropolitan Region Primary Care Partnerships)

Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence resources – 4th Edition provides a framework and resources for hospitals and health services to implement a system-wide approach to identify indicators of family violence, have conversations and provide support. (Royal Women’s Hospital and Bendigo Health)

Strengthening and Sustaining the Family Care Response to Family Violence: A new model describes a whole-of-practice approach to improve the quality of care provided by GP practices to victims (including children) and perpetrators of family violence. (Safer Families Centre of Research Excellence, University of Melbourne)

Aligning Practice: A guide to family violence counselling (2020)
This guide provides family violence counsellors with clarity and direction to ensure a consistent, evidence-based approach. (NIFVS)