Tag Archives: Domestic violence

COVID-19 and Family Violence Services in the Hunter

Some reflections about the impact of COVID-19 on families experiencing violence (in many forms) and the services supporting them. Continue reading

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Postcards from Practice: Initial Learnings from the Name.Narrate.Navigate Program

We have just published a report, Postcards from practice: Initial learnings from Name.Narrate.Navigate. with initial learnings for work with young people and domestic violence. Continue reading

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Name.Narrate.Navigate: a program for young people who use violence in their families

Name.Narrate.Navigate (NNN) is a program exploring trauma-informed, culturally-sensitive responses to family and domestic violence by young people. NNN, works with young people who have committed family and domestic violence; are identified at risk of coming into contact with the justice system for same; or who live in family and community contexts with high rates of family and domestic violence. The program also works to upskill practitioners in a range of sectors to work with these young people in ways that address the spectrum of violence, abuse and trauma from victimisation through perpetration. Continue reading

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The Alternatives to Violence Project: Reflections on a strengths-based approach to nonviolent relationships and conflict resolution

This is the text of a peer-reviewed paper that Gener Lapina (from AVP and Family Support Newcastle) and I had published as part of the 2018 Family and Relationship Services Association conference. The citation with a link to the published … Continue reading

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Alternate pathways for young people who have perpetrated violence

I’m excited to have been invited to join this project developed by a colleague in social work, Tamara Blakemore. I’m looking forward to building on my experience with the Alternatives to Violence Project, exploring how we can address domestic and … Continue reading

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Song for Sunday – Luka by Suzanne Vega

Released in 1987, Luka by Suzanne Vega is about family violence and child abuse. (It’s worth watching the video.) Yes I think I’m okay I walked into the door again Well, if you ask that’s what I’ll say And it’s … Continue reading

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Saturday quote – Rosie Batty on family violence

Continuing on the theme of domestic and family violence from this week’s weekend reading, today’s quote is from Rosie Batty. Rosie is the 2015 Australian of the Year who inspired the nation following the murder of her son by his father. … Continue reading

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Some good articles/links – domestic and family violence

Domestic and family violence have been in the news quite a bit this week due to the start of public hearings for the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence, so this week’s weekend reading focuses on domestic and family violence. … Continue reading

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Some weekend reading

Every Friday I post some links to articles, videos or other resources that have caught my eye during the week. Some might be quite recent, but others might be older ones I have revisited or recently discovered. They will mainly … Continue reading

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Domestic violence – why doesn’t she just leave?

Many women make numerous attempts to leave a violent relationship before finally ending the relationship [1, 2]. In one large Australian study, 35% of women who had experienced violence in the previous five years from their current partner had left … Continue reading

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