No to Violence NSW Listening Tour Report
In January 2019, No to Violence led a regional Listening Tour in NSW to hear what’s needed to better prevent and respond to domestic and family violence in local communities.
At every stop, we heard front line service providers and community leaders tell us they were underfunded, overstretched and struggling to adequately prevent and respond to men’s family violence.
With the valuable insights of this tour and many other meetings in NSW towns over the last 18 months, we have produced a report that calls for a much bolder investment from NSW leaders to ending men’s violence.
Ahead of the NSW election on 23 March, No to Violence is now asking NSW politicians to commit:
- $40m dedicated men’s behaviour change sector funding
- $1m to develop a range of interventions with men who use violence
- $800k to develop a practice framework to work with young men using intimate partner and family violence.
These are just a few of the must-haves No to Violence is asking for in its NSW Listening Tour Report which you can read in full below.
Working for change: Perpetrator interventions in LGBTI communities forum report – Melbourne 2018
On Friday 20 July 2018, No to Violence and Thorne Harbour Health co-hosted Victoria’s annual LGBTIQ perpetrator interventions forum.
This year’s theme focused on ‘how do we achieve and support health and safe relationships?’ The audience was comprised of family violence sector practitioners, community sector practitioners and allied health sector practitioners.
Victorian Listening Tour Report
The tour provided humbling and educative insights into specific issues at each stop and gave us an opportunity to identify common themes that emerged across state. As the largest peak body in Australia representing organisations and individuals working directly with men to end family violence, our priority is to ensure there is continued bipartisan rigour and support applied to policy commitments arising from the Royal Commission into Family Violence, backed up by solid funding to support men’s family violence prevention and interventions in Victoria.
Read the report: Victorian Listening Tour Report
Annual Report, 2017/18
Working with Aboriginal Men and Family Violence Conference Report – Adelaide 2017
No to Violence commissioned research in 2016 to find out what was happening in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in relation to working with male perpetrators of family violence. The research revealed that many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities had established a range of men’s groups with a focus on addressing family violence and other harmful behaviours.
No to Violence partnered with KWY, an Adelaide based Aboriginal family violence service, to co-host the Working with Aboriginal Men and Family Violence conference as a means to showcasing the work being done with men in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
The program for the conference was developed to demonstrate the diversity of work being done in communities, as well as present relevant research being undertaken by Aboriginal researchers. The program also presented a diversity of men’s and women’s voices, as well as a geographical diversity with speakers from Cape York, Broome, Alice Springs, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Sydney representing their communities.
Annual Report, 2016/17
Interrupting Male Violence with Men who use Domestic and Family Violence (ECAV)
This paper focuses on brief, safe and effective male family violence intervention (MFVI) practice for generalist Health and human services sector workers to respond, in a range of settings, in a manner that maintains the safety of women and children, whilst increasing responsibility and accountability of men who use domestic and family violence (DFV).
NTV Conference Report, 2017
*Please note, Dr Christina Jarron (pg. 4) is from White Ribbon.
Annual Report, 2015/16
Identifying and responding to men who use violence in their intimate relationships
Published by the Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners, April 2016
This article aims to describe how GPs can identify and respond to men who use violence in their relationships. It takes into account that male perpetrators are not a homogenous group, coming from all socioeconomic and cultural groups.
Mirrors, Windows and Doors
This book is for men who want to make changes in their lives and are looking for practical help; it describes real experiences of men who have used violence, and their journeys towards taking responsibility and changing their behaviour. It featuring men’s stories and information about many aspects of the behaviour change process.
Mirrors, Windows and Doors is intended for any man who knows or thinks he might have used violent and controlling behaviour. It is not intended to replace men’s behaviour change group work, but it can be a useful addition, especially for men waiting to start a group. Several people helped to write this book – people who are mostly working with men who are trying to make some changes. They have a wealth of experience and share a common concern to help people whose behaviour is affecting their loved ones.
Journeys in Fatherhood
“We are not born as great fathers, but, instead, it is a journey that takes many years of practice in finding out what’s best for us and our children.”
Journeys in Fatherhood is a collection of heartfelt and honest reflections on being a father: the highs and lows, the dangers, and the opportunities to be the best dad you can possibly be.
In this anthology many men describe their personal experiences of fatherhood. Some men have used violence in their relationships or have experienced the family court system, some have become stepfathers, and one man tells of the death of his child and what this has taught him about being a father. This book includes tips and practical tools, and invites you to consider different ways of being a parent.