Family violence articles
Organisational spotlight: We succeed when specialist knowledge is shared
VCOSS works towards a society where everyone can thrive. But to excel in this, we must draw upon a vast reservoir of community sector knowledge.
- Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS)
Feature: On the fast track to a specialist career
DVRCV’s Fast Track pilot aims to address the demand for specialist family violence practitioners with the knowledge and skills to take up senior leadership positions.
Voices of the sector: Specialist knowledge across sectors
We spoke to Domestic Violence Victoria, Women’s Legal Service Victoria and inTouch about their specialist expertise, why it’s important to embed specialisation in the system and how it could look in future.
The conversation: Practitioner wellbeing
Being a specialist family violence practitioner is tough. Our wellbeing needs to be prioritised because of the ongoing exposure to distressing stories and the high responsibility we hold.
DVRCV’s focus: Keeping the destination in sight
In an election year it’s important that we take a moment to reflect on the spirit of the Royal Commission into Family Violence and learn what we can from the first phase of implementation.
- Emily Maguire, CEO
Perspective: Jill Gallagher on self-determination, treaty and family violence
The Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission was established in January. The journey to Treaty is important for our work so we asked the new Commissioner to tell us more about this reform.
Feature: Election priorities on family violence and prevention
In the lead up to the state election in November we asked each party to provide their top three priorities for family violence and the prevention of violence against women. Here’s what they had to say.
Voices of the sector: What’s unique about working in a rural setting?
Living and working in the family violence sector in regional, rural and remote areas brings benefits and challenges. We spoke to Mandy Noble and Jan Tracey about their experiences of working in a rural setting.
Profile: Meet Chris Lynch, Youth Worker
Chris has been a youth worker for 17 years. We talked to him about what keeps him interested in this work, how it intersects with the family violence sector and how to apply a gendered lens.
Self-care: It's not up to you alone
DVRCV's own Belinda Bannerman continues our self-care conversation by interrogating some of the assumptions surrounding self-care and re-framing the entire concept.