Useful resources

Useful resources

ABC Drive
Steve Biddulph on the challenges facing the parents of girls.

Alan Jenkins
Jenkins is a highly influential author and practitioner who has been working with men and families for 35 years. Jenkins is the author of two foundational texts exploring interventions with men who have used domestic and family violence; Invitations to Responsibility and Becoming Ethical: A Parallel, Political Journey with Men Who Have Abused.

is an independent not-for-profit organisation that undertakes research that provides an evidence base for policy and practice that reduces violence towards women and children.

Centre for Innovative Justice
CIJ works towards non-adversarial innovation in the justice system with a particular focus on restorative justice and therapeutic jurisprudence.

Changes in Educational Outcomes and Birth Rates by Age: Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Residents of Metropolitan Melbourne, 2016 (and 2011 for qualifications).

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria
DVRCV offer telephone and online support, a library open to the public which provides self-help material, and specialist training for professionals working with people who have been impacted by domestic and family violence.

Domestic Violence Victoria
DV Vic is the peak body for specialist family violence services for women and children in Victoria.

Dr Jackson Katz 
Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Strategies
Violence against women – it’s a men’s issue (TedX Talk).

How Not To Be A Boy, by Robert Webb
Rules For Being A Man:
Don’t Cry
Love Sport
Play Rough
Drink Beer
Don’t Talk About Feelings
But Robert Webb has been wondering for some time now: are those rules actually any use? To anyone?

in Touch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence
inTouch is a Victoria-wide service which develops and delivers a range of programs, services and responses to issues around family and domestic violence involving CALD communities.

Journal of Family Violence
A peer-reviewed journal that publishes rigorous scientific papers exploring the reduction, prevention and ending of family violence. The journal has a particular emphasis on physical violence, psychological violence, sexual violence, and homicide within family settings.

Melbourne Research Alliance to End Violence against women and their children (MAEVe)
Does technology do more good than harm? (Video clip).

Northern Integrated Family Violence Services
A hub for workers supporting women’s and children’s safety in Melbourne’s northern metropolitan region.

Our Watch
Is a national primary prevention and advocacy organisation that seeks to end violence against women and children through the promotion of gender equality in Australia.

PartnerSPEAK is a peer support online forum for ‘affected partners’ – people who are affected by and concerned about the child abuse material viewed by their partner, husband or family members. PartnerSPEAK was founded by individuals who had been affected by their partners’ involvement in child abuse material, in order to support others in similar situations. PartnerSPEAK offers confidential peer support, information, advice and advocacy.

Partners in Prevention
Partners in Prevention (PiP) is a network of professionals supporting and partnering with early childhood services and schools in Victoria to plan, implement and evaluate respectful relationships education.

Power and Control Wheel
This page on the Immigrant Women’s Support Service contains the Power and Control Wheel in multiple languages. The Power and Control wheel was developed by The Domestic Abuse Intervention Project and illustrates common behaviours used by people who use violence.

Professor Evan Stark
Coercive Control and Children (video clip).

Profile of Indigenous Residents 2016
Victoria Municipalities from the findings of the 2016 Census.

Respect (UK)
Respect UK, like MRS, works with men who have used violence and abuse, as well as experienced violence and abuse. Respect provides a supportive phone line for men in the UK as well as web-based resources for both service users and professionals who work with men whose lives have been impacted by domestic or family violence.

Seniors Rights Victoria
Seniors Rights Victoria provides information, support, advice and education to help prevent elder abuse and safeguard the rights, dignity and independence of older people. Seniors Rights Victoria also provides leadership on policy and law reform and works with organisations and groups to raise awareness of elder abuse. If you, your client or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse, contact our free, confidential Helpline on 1300 368 821, 10am – 5pm, Monday – Friday.

Southern Metropolitan Region Family Violence Support Resource.

The Lookout
For workers supporting women’s safety in Victoria.

The Men’s Behaviour Change Network NSW
The Men’s Behaviour Change Network (MBCN) of NSW consists of representatives from Men’s Behaviour Change Program (MBCP) providers from across NSW who have met the Minimum Standards for Men’s Domestic Violence Behaviour Change Programs in NSW.

Victim Survivors’ Advisory Council 
For the first time in Victoria, victim survivors have a formal influencing role in how the family violence reforms will be developed and implemented through the Victim Survivors’ Advisory Council.

Victorian Government’s Support and Safety Hubs: Concept Paper July 2017

Violence and Victims
A peer reviewed journal that focuses on clinical practice with perpetrators of interpersonal violence.

Violence Free Families
Longitudinal study into the effectiveness of men’s behaviour change programs.

What children who live with domestic violence and abuse say about their Dads: Findings from Irish research.
Stephanie Holt, PhD School of Social Work and Social Policy Trinity College Dublin.

Temporary Migration and Family Violence: An analysis of victimisation, vulnerability and support
Monash University (Monash Gender and Family Violence) & inTouch.

Wire is a Victoria-wide information, support and referral phone service for women. As a generalist service WIRE offer support not only for women who are experiencing family and domestic violence but also women who require legal, financial, housing or relationship support.

Women’s Health West Debate (2012)
Professor Cathy Humphreys on children’s health, safety and well being (video clip).

XY Online

XY is a website focused on men, masculinities and gender politics. Featuring over 200 articles on ‘men’s issues’, from fathering and men’s health to the relationships between masculinity, class, race and sexuality, to family violence. XY also maintains an extensive, annotated bibliography of writing on men and masculinities.

For Young People

Bursting the Bubble Quiz

A check-list for young people who feel confused, worried, uncomfortable or afraid at home.

The Line

A website that provides a platform for young people to explore relationships, gender, sex, and bystander intervention. The Line supports young people to strengthen healthy and respectful behaviours and to avoid crossing the line in their relationships.

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA)

Victoria-based child and family welfare organisation, promoting and protecting the rights of Aboriginal young people and children. VACCA offer services based on the values of human rights, self-determination, cultural respect and safety.

Youth Say No

A resource to help young people build a culture of respectful relationships and to help them identify domestic and family violence. The website also provides resources for teachers to assist young people in maintaining respectful relationships.