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February 2017


 The NIFVS team - Sarah, Ada & Robin
        in front of 
WHIN's new mural

In this month's Northern Integrated Family Violence Services (NIFVS) eNews:
Coordination team news
Sector news
Events and training
Resources

If you have any feedback or wish to contribute to a future edition, please email robing@whin.org.au.
 

Coordination team news

 

Family Violence Regional Induction and IFV Training


Twice a year NIFVS hosts a Family Violence Regional Induction Session. The induction equips workers from the northern metropolitan region who are new to the region or to family violence work with an understanding of:
  • the integrated family violence system;
  • user pathways through the integrated family violence system;
  • key agencies’ service offerings;
  • key resources available.
The next Induction Session on 29 March (1.30pm-5.00pm) will include presentations from key family violence services and opportunities for questions and discussion.

The Induction Session will follow Identifying Family Violence: Responding to Women Training (9.00am-1.00pm). Participants who are new to family violence are encouraged to attend both sessions.

RSVP for Regional Induction Training here.
 

Register Now

 

"… but he’s a good dad, right?”

Responding to fathers who perpetrate family violence forum


Northern Integrated Family Violence Services invites you to a forum with Dr Kristin Diemer and a panel of regional specialists.
  • Understand the risks and opportunities in working with fathers who perpetrate family violence.
  • Hear about the suite of programs available to fathers in the northern metropolitan region.
  • Reflect on your practice in responding to fathers who perpetrate family violence to prioritise the safety of women and children.
Dr Kristin Diemer from University of Melbourne’s project  'Fathering Challenges in the Context of Domestic & Family Violence' will present on her research and explore the question, ‘Can he be an abusive partner, and a good dad?’

Date: Wednesday, 22 March 2017 9.30 am-1.00 pm
RSVP: Places are limited.  Register on Eventbrite or email info@whin.org.au
Venue: Details on registration
Cost: $25 (includes morning tea)
 

Sector news

 

Regional news

Statewide news

National news

Employment Opportunities

Events and training


1 March: Gendered violence professional development symposium with Rosie Batty (Partnerspeak)

2 March: Forced Marriage: Legal rights and options in Australia (WIRE)

9 March: Family violence and tenancy training (Tenants Union)

20-21 March:  Infants & toddlers: Using hope to address relational trauma (DVRCV)

22 March: “…but he’s a good dad, right?” Responding to fathers who perpetrate family violence forum (NIFVS)

29 March: Identifying Family Violence Training and Regional Induction (NIFVS)

29 March: Case notes, family violence and the law (DVRCV)

26 April: Introduction to working respectfully with Aboriginal children and families in the child and family welfare sector (VACCA)

2-3 May: Cultural competence training in the family violence context (Vic Seg)
 

Resources


Women’s Health in the North has released new Violence Against Women Factsheets (2015-2016) that provide an overview of the most recent police data (2015-2016) relating to violence against women, including family violence and sexual assault.
 
The North and West Metropolitan Region Primary Care Partnerships’ Identifying and Responding to Family Violence project has developed a series of resources for primary health organisations to implement family violence procedures: Client Policy Template, Workplace Family Violence Policy Template and a Managers Training Package.

The Outer Northern Refugee Health Network Service Directory aims to streamline referrals for refugee and asylum seekers by providing details of local specialist and mainstream refugee support services. The Directory has been put together by the Outer Northern Refugee Health Network.

 

 

Family violence stats

Police responded to
12,193
family violence incidents in the north from October 2015-September 2016.

This is up 7% from the previous year. For more, visit the Crime Statistics Agency website.

 

Featured Event

"... but he's a good dad, right?"
Responding to fathers who perpetrate family violence. NIFVS forum. Register now.

For other events, see the Events and Training Calendar on the NIFVS website.

 

Featured Resource

The North and West Metropolitan Region Primary Care Partnerships’ Identifying and Responding to Family Violence project has developed a series of resources for primary health organisations to implement family violence procedures.

For other resources, visit the NIFVS website.
 

Support Groups

Find out about family violence groups in the north.

 

Identifying Family Violence (IFV) Training

Register for IFV training.

 

Local Family Violence Networks

Find out about your local family violence networks.


 

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