Family Violence

Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

https://www.ehn.org.au/uploads/245/487/1906_reporting_child_abuse_and_neglect_rs.pdf

This resource sheet provides information to service providers and practitioners working in the child, family and community welfare sector on how to report suspected child abuse and neglect. It defines child abuse and neglect, and provides contact details for the reporting authority in each state and territory.

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Charlie's Story

https://www.ehn.org.au/uploads/245/484/Charlies-Story.pdf

This is Charlie's Story. Charlie and his mother are thrust into the bewildering world of homelessness when he is six years old. After struggling to adjust to the changes in his life, Charlie finds support, friendship, and eventually, home.

Written and published by the Statewide Childrens Resource Program, this story is a fantastic resource for everyone supporting families and children who are experiencing homelessness.

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Toolkit for working with Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander families and children

https://emergingminds.com.au/about/

Emerging Minds have developed this toolkit that draws from the expertise of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consultants, practitioners, non-Aboriginal practitioners and Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organisations. Rather than focusing on why it is difficult to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, their families and communities, it will explore how non-Aboriginal practitioners and services can develop genuine connections with Aboriginal people and communities to create the best conditions for effective service delivery; services based on respect, learning and creating shared understandings.

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Tip Sheet for making Family Violence more meaningful for refugee and migrant communities

Tip Sheet for making Family Violence more meaningful for refugee and migrant communities

Violence against women and gender inequality exists across all Australian communities. Assumptions about ‘cultural’ attitudes toward women or violence can lead to harmful stereotypes and stigma.

Prevention is not about changing ‘migrant cultures’: it is about changing the culture of violence across all Australian communities.

Challenging ‘cultural’ explanations for violence is just one aspect of this new tip sheet developed for workers by Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health with support from DVRCV.

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Child Safe Standards and Reportable Conduct Scheme

https://ccyp.vic.gov.au/

In 2012, the Victorian Government initiated an inquiry into the handling of child abuse allegations within religious and other non-government organisations. The Betrayal of Trust Report, which detailed the inquiry findings, made a range of recommendations, including the need to better protect children from child abuse when they access services provided by organisations. 

Child Safe Standards and the Reportable Conduct Scheme are part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to implementing these recommendations.

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Family Violence Referral Options Booklet

Domestic Violence Resource Centre (DVRC) Referral Options booklet has been developed as a resource for workers in the domestic and family violence sector. It includes contact details and further information on services in the family violence and related sectors around Victoria. 

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Meet the Peaks

The Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) is the peak body representing organisations and individuals in Victoria with a commitment to ending homelessness. 

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Statewide Disability and Family Violence Crisis Response Initiative

The Disability and Family Violence Crisis Response initiative aims to assist Victorian women (and their children) with a disability who are experiencing family violence. 

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Trans and Gender Diverse Inclusive Practice

Starlady from Zoe Belle Youth Project spoke to our EHN Practitioners forum in August about the free trans and gender diverse inclusive practice training. Below are some fantastic resources to assist you and your organisation develop inclusive practice.

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Know Your A-Z: Preventing violence against women poster

Know Your A-Z: Preventing violence against women poster

Published by Our Watch, this free, downloadable poster aims to harness the power of bystanders by providing 26 practical actions to challenge gender stereotypes and promote respect.

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EDVOS Flexible Support Packages

Flexible Support Packages (FSPs) that target high risk and promote safety have been introduced by Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to recognise family violence (FV) and the impacts on the health and wellbeing of women and children. 

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Choosing Positive Paths-Parenting children who have experienced family violence

Choosing Positive Paths is a resource kit offering information to mothers, other protective parents and/or carers on what to expect from and how to respond to children, at all ages and stages, who have experienced family violence.

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Child Development and Trauma Impacts - Guides for Practitioners and Parents

Children are different and each develops at their own rate. For some children and adolescents the trauma and stress of being homeless or experiencing family violence can affect their development. 

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Stepping Up for Kids - a guide to working with children experiencing family violence

This resource regarding family violence has been developed for adults (including early childhood educators) who work with children and young people.

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Through a Child's Eyes

Through a Child's Eyes

This booklet, produced by the Statewide Children's Resource Program, may assist you to help a child through their experiences of family violence and/or homelessness. It contains children's stories in their own words and pcitures. 

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Betrayal of Trust Legislation

In April 2012, the Victorian Government initiated a landmark inquiry into the handling of child abuse allegations within religious and other non-government organisations. All practitioners in all services are expected to be familiar with these changes.

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Failure to Disclose

Reporting child sexual abuse is a community-wide responsibility. Accordingly, a new criminal offence has been created in Victoria that imposes a clear legal duty upon all adults to report information about child sexual abuse to police. The offence commenced on 27 October 2014.

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An Overview of the Victorian Child Safe Standards

This document provides general guidance for the implementation of the child safe standards to improve the way organisations that provide services for children prevent and respond to child abuse that may occur within their organisation.

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Financial support packages for LGBTI people experiencing Family Violence

Victims of family violence can now access support packages to assist with financial and practical support needs in order to leave abusive relationships or heal after leaving one.

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How to Report Child Abuse and Neglect

https://www.ehn.org.au/uploads/245/80/1906_reporting_child_abuse_and_neglect_rs.pdf

This resource sheet provides information to service providers and practitioners working in the child, family
and community welfare sector on how to report suspected child abuse and neglect. It defines child abuse
and neglect, and provides contact details for the reporting authority in each state and territory.

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The Statewide Childrens Resource Program

The State-wide Children’s Resource Program (SCRP) advocates for and assists practitioners in homelessness support and other non-government services to respond more effectively to the needs of children who have experienced homelessness and/or family violence.  

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