Counselling and group work
Resources for professionals navigating family violence and counselling & group work
NIFVS Counselling and Group Work Resources
A number of resources have been developed by the NIFVS Counselling and Group Work Alliance.
The NIFVS Counselling and Support Alliance involves local community health services in providing family violence counselling and group work for victim survivors. Eight community health services are part of this funded alliance with Berry Street, Anglicare, inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence with Women’s Health In the North as the lead agency.
The following resources were developed by the Alliance.
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.
Healing, Together: A Family Violence Group Work Resource (2015)
This resource draws together learnings from one-off group work projects.
Collected Wisdom (2010)
This manual collates practice ideas and activities that can be used by group worker practitioners.
Code Of Practice For Specialist Family Violence Services For Victim-Survivors (2020)
Guidance to inform service design and continuous quality improvement. (Domestic Violence Victoria)
The Practice Standards for Family Violence Counselling and Support Programs for Women and Children (2008)
Tool for reflective practice by practitioners and organisations as part of their ongoing quality review and service development commitments. (Department of Human Services)
Celebrating Strengths and Resilience (2019)
Documentary film exploring women’s journeys through family violence to help women recover from trauma. (Your Community Health)
Group Work Forum presentation (2015)
Presentation from forum designed to strengthen the delivery of high quality family violence group work to victim survivors. (NIFVS)
Women and Domestic Violence: Standards for Counselling Practice
Practical framework for specialised counselling practice for women who have experienced domestic violence. (Salvation Army Crisis Service Inner South Domestic Violence Service)