Quick Reference About Men Who Use Family Violence
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Men’s Referral Service posters, flyers and wallet cards
If you are a health, welfare or human services agency worker, you can support men to get the help they need by displaying Men’s Referral Service posters, flyers and wallet cards in your agency, service waiting areas and on your website.
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View the Men’s Referral Service wallet card (standard business card size)
View No to Violence’s standard flyer (DL size)
Many men don’t know where to go for help, so a well placed poster, flyer or wallet card can make a big difference.
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Other useful resources
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.
Australian Government Australian Institute of Family Studies Australian Domestic and Family Violence Death Review Network: Data report 2018
This report provides detailed data on intimate partner homicides that have occurred across Australia between 2010 and 2014.
Brain injury worsens the impact of family violence for families and for the wider community. Death, permanent disability or temporary disability result in lost opportunities for economic and social participation, independence and quality of life. Access and download the report here.
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)
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.
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).
Elder abuse is mistreatment of an older person that is committed by someone with whom the older person has a relationship of trust such as a partner, family member, friend or carer.
Making Caring Common’s new report, The Talk: How Adults Can Promote Young People’s Healthy Relationships and Prevent Misogyny and Sexual Harassment, explores these issues and offers insights into how adults can begin to have meaningful and constructive conversations about them with the young people in their lives.
Rules For Being A Man:
Don’t Talk About Feelings
But Robert Webb has been wondering for some time now: are those rules actually any use? To anyone?
Elder abuse is a problem in western cultures world-wide. There are many forms of abuse ranging from neglect to physical abuse, and within that range is financial fraud.
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.
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)
A hub for workers supporting women’s and children’s safety in Melbourne’s northern metropolitan region.
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 (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.
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 http://www.theduluthmodel.org/ and illustrates common behaviours used by people who use violence.
Coercive Control and Children (video clip).
Victoria Municipalities from the findings of the 2016 Census.
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 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 Family Violence programs at Tangentyere offer support, referrals, resources group and individual sessions for men, women and young people impacted by Family Violence as well as secondary consult / referral for agencies. The Tangentyere Family Violence Prevention Program (TFVPP) is committed to working within the integrated response to Family Violence to prevent Family Violence in our Town Camps and in the wider Alice Springs community. We aim to raise awareness that cultural and societal change is required to assist in moving towards a safer, healthier and stronger future for our families and community
For workers supporting women’s safety in Victoria.
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.
Monash University (Monash Gender and Family Violence) & inTouch.
(formally Victorian AIDS Council VAC)
Thorne Harbour Health leads the fight against HIV/AIDS by providing care and support for people living with HIV, health promotion, and advocacy. VAC aims to improve health outcomes for the entire LGBTI community by providing health promotion, support, and services.
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.
A peer-reviewed journal that focuses on clinical practice with perpetrators of interpersonal violence.
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.
Why same-sex attracted men need to address their use of family violence in a specialist LGBTI service
Anthony Lekkas, Counsellor/ Family Violence Practitioner, at VAC
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.
Professor Cathy Humphreys on children’s health, safety and well being (video clip).
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
A check-list for young people who feel confused, worried, uncomfortable or afraid at home.
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.
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.
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.