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DVRCV Advocate: Spring/Summer 2015

DVRCV Advocate: Spring/Summer 2015

DVRCV Advocate: Spring/Summer 2015

DVRCV Advocate Spring/Summer 2015

For the latest discussion on hot topics and innovative developments in the family violence field, read the Spring/Summer 2015 DVRCV Advocate – out now!



Risk assessment at the Royal Commission

DVRCV provided expert evidence on risk assessment and risk management practices at the Royal Commission into Family Violence — Libby Eltringham

Family violence in an LGBTIQ context

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) people are more likely to experience family violence but less likely to receive appropriate support — Dr Kate O’Halloran

A question of parity

The Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights discusses some of the culturally specific challenges that face Muslim women who experience family violence — Joumaneh El Matrah

Family violence in Aboriginal communities

Culturally safe and specialist support services are essential for Aboriginal survivors of family violence — Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service


Embedding the political will

MP Fiona Richardson discusses her priorities in her new role as Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence — Vig Geddes

Stories of strength, survival and the system

New research finds Victoria still has a way to go in challenging misperceptions about women’s experiences of separating from a violent partner — Crystal Bruton

Reflecting on 25 years of service

Outgoing DVRCV executive officer, Vig Geddes, reflects on 25 years in the family violence sector — Mandy McKenzie

Regional women advocate for justice reform

Women from regional Victoria share their experiences of the justice system and demands for systemic change in a new report — Carolyn Neilson & Bonnie Renou

Lore of the courts

This practical guide will help practitioners walk victims of family violence through the complex and imperfect legal system — Marika Manioudakis

Lifting the ‘accessibility’ bar on tech safety

There is room for improvement in how we respond to women with disabilities who experience technology-facilitated violence — Lauren Caulfield

Holding the baby costs nothing

The way in which women’s refuge workers relate to infants can help mothers cope with trauma and insecurity — Wendy Bunston, Karen Glennen & Rosemary Barca

Young people and abuse: listening and responding

A new book provides advice on how best to respond if you suspect a child is being abused — Hannah Baker


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