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Regional Resources

Below are a variety of resources that are available for downloading.  You will require Acrobat PDF viewer to view these documents.
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Resources for Workers Supporting Victim Survivors of Family

Violence through Legal Systems

These short courses explain a few key intersecting systems practitioners are likely to encounter when responding to family violence. They can be approached in any order and are designed to be easy to jump in and out of as needed. They can provide a full legal induction or be used simply to look for answers on specific topics. Each course is made up of videos, links to further resources, factsheets and more which build on the material. They are supposed to act as a bit of a training manual – with real, practical guidance on how to help and what not to do.

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Statewide Children’s Resource Program

The Statewide Children’s Resource Program is funded by the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing to assist, support, and resource homelessness and other non government services to respond more effectively to the needs of children who have experienced homelessness and/or family violence. 

The Statewide Children’s Resource Program has developed a range of resources to support practitioners to better respond to the needs of children.

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Eastern Navigation Resource 

Developed to assist workers across Inner- and Outer- Eastern Melbourne to navigate the various health and community support sectors, for the benefit of the people (consumers and carers/families) that they work with.

The guide will also assist providers to understand key entry points to the various service sectors.

The resource is divided into sector specific sections and contains information to assist staff to know the eligibility criteria, catchments, and suitable entry points. This information aims to support appropriate referrals for people. It also includes some useful links and demystifies acronyms and terms for each sector. This guide does not intend to provide a comprehensive list of services and supports, but rather key access points that will assist with service navigation.



Download the Navigation Resource

Chinese Community Network Meeting: Prevention of family violence in the Chinese community through gender equal strategies

This presentation discusses the cultural factors that influence family and social dynamics among older and younger men and women within the Chinese community. Specifically, Dr. Satyen will inform health service providers and practitioners of the differences in the perception of gender roles within the community. The important role that health services could play in implementing strategies to improve the gender parity among members of the Chinese community will be discussed.

Watch the Webinar here
Gender norms in the Chinese community in Melbourne, Australia: Family and community roles

Victoria’s Social Recovery Framework

Victoria State Government has released Victoria’s Social Recovery Framework Covid-19 recovery.


Read Victoria's Social Recovery Framework

Victoria State Government Family Violence Jobs Hub

What if your new job was helping people affected by family violence? The family violence sector needs people like you. We need people with different skills, experiences and backgrounds for roles as diverse as the communities we serve.

Visit the Family Violence Jobs Hub

Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Navigation Tools

EMHSCA have made some significant updates to the EMHSCA AOD access charts and the MH Navigation pictorials. Click below for the updated navigation tools which can also be located here under ‘Navigating Services’ on the landing page.

Download AOD resource here
Download MH resource here

WIFVC ‘Building Familiarity of the Information Sharing Schemes: Cross-Sectoral Family Violence Information Sharing Activity’

The WIFVC has launched a new resource Building Familiarity of the Information Sharing Schemes – Cross-Sectoral Family Violence Information Sharing Activity. This resource will support prescribed workforces to consider how the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme and Child Information Sharing Scheme work in practice.




Download resource here

LGBTIQ+ Community and Support Groups – A Referral Matrix

Family Access Network has created this referral matrix of local, state and national services for LGBTIQ+ children, teens, adults and families.


Download resource here

LGBTIQ+ Health, Counselling and Support – A Local Resource and Referral Guide

Family Access Network has created this local resource and referral guide featuring local, state and national health, counselling and support services  for LGBTIQ+ children, teens, adults and families.

Download resource here

Recognising and Responding to Violence: A Resource for People with Disabilities, Their Families and Supporters.

This brochure was produced by the RFVP in consultation with the Women with Disabilities Family Violence Working Group.

It provides information to recognise and respond to violence used against people with disabilities.




Download the Brochure

Action Feedback Kit

Children’s experience of services is critical to understand to ensure services meet the needs of children and young people. Children can provide valuable insights into how services should be configured, implemented and reviewed. They also have inherent rights to participate in decision making that affects their lives. The RFVP and ACF worked together to develop a framework for family violence oriented services that will engage children sensitively in order for them to provide feedback about their experiences of services.

ACF and RFVP will be hosting free training sessions for workers in the Eastern Metropolitan Region. The training sessions offer participants the opportunity to:

  • Consider ways to facilitate children’s participatory processes, based on current research and knowledge bases.
  • Find out about the Action Feedback Kit for Children and Young People.
  • Have a go with the Action Feedback Kit.
  • Learn about options for integrating the kit into varied workplaces.
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Safe and Secure

Australian Childhood Foundation and Eastern Metropolitan Region Family Violence Partnership trauma-informed practice guide for responding to children and young people affected by family violence.

Upcoming Safe and Secure Training will be advertised via the RFVP calendar and newsletter. Click here to view the RFVP calendar.


Case Studies

Case studies can be used at forums, trainings and events to understand the practical application of legislation such as the Information Sharing Schemes and to improve integrated practice between specialist family violence services and related services.

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Click here to read about Information sharing for Mental Health & AOD services. 

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RFVP Newsletter

For family violence sector updates and news on events/trainings.

RFVP Calendar of Events

Find out what events are happening throughout the year and book online.

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