Web resources: Family violence

1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)
is a free and confidential twenty-four hours, seven days a week, professional national counselling service for any Australian that has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

1800RESPECT: Support for Workers & Professionals
Resources for people who see women and children in their day-to-day work and want to develop their responses to gendered violence as well as resources for employers to support their staff and responses to common questions.

Another Closet: LGBTIQ Domestic and Family Violence
Another Closet provides information and resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people who are experiencing domestic violence.

Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS)
ANROWS aims to deliver relevant and translatable research evidence that drives policy and practice, leading to a reduction in the levels of violence against women and their children. It produces and publishes relevant research on domestic, family and sexual violence through its suite of publications.

Change the Story: A shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia
Change the story presents the evidence and a conceptual approach for preventing violence against women and their children in Australia. It is a framework for a shared understanding and collaborative action, with six interrelated elements, all of which need to be in place to achieve this objective.

Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research (CDFVR) Queensland
Research, education and evaluation aimed at domestic and family violence prevention.

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV)
DVRCV is a statewide service in Victoria that provides information and referral to specialist support services; helpful pamphlets and websites; professional training courses; a comprehensive library; a quarterly newsletter; Discussion papers, books and other publications; and commentary on policy initiatives and law reform.

The National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010 – 2022
The National Plan, developed by the Commonwealth, state and territory governments, is a 12 year strategy to achieve a significant and sustained reduction in violence against women and their children.

Toolkit for frontline workers to tackle domestic violence
This toolkit from 1800RESPECT aims to assist frontline workers in recognising and responding to signs of sexual assault and domestic violence. It includes information on recognising the signs and responding, working with women going to court and working with women in times of natural disasters.

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