No to Violence Business Development booklet
Are you looking to learn about how to respond to men’s family violence in your workplace and in your community? We can help. With over 25 years of experience, we can help you understand and respond to men’s use of family violence by providing training, one-on-one and group consultations, a men’s family violence counselling helpline and keynote presentations at your next function or community event.
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.
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
Our Watch: Unpacking Violence: A storytelling resource for practitioners
To support people working to prevent violence against women in Australia, Our Watch has produced multi-purpose practitioner resources.
The resources include Unpacking Violence: a storytelling resource for understanding non-physical forms of abuse and the gendered drivers of violence against women, and four accompanying animated videos.
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
Brain Injury Australia
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.
Centre for Innovative Justice
Dardi Munwurro delivers a range of family violence, healing and behaviour change programs and services, to break the cycle of inter-generational trauma in Aboriginal families and communities, by empowering and inspiring individuals to heal the past, acknowledge the present and create a positive vision for the future.
Djirra is a place where culture is shared and celebrated, and where practical support is available to all Aboriginal women and particularly to Aboriginal people who are currently experiencing family violence or have in the past.
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
Domestic Violence Service Management
Dr Jackson Katz
Elder Abuse (Senior Rights Victoria)
Family Violence Law Help
Harvard University Making Caring Common Project
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.
How Not To Be A Boy, by Robert Webb
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?
How to avoid and detect Elder Fraud: A guide for older people, carers and relatives
inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence
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.
Kornar Winmil Yunti
Melbourne Research Alliance to End Violence against women and their children (MAEVe)
Northern Integrated Family Violence Services
Online Counselling Programs
Redefining Manhood: How to Promote Healthy Masculinity Among Boys, addresses toxic masculinity and how counsellors and other individuals can help young men understand the problem. This piece promotes healthy masculinity, how it differs for each individual, and how counsellors can help reduce the negative elements of masculinity.
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
Profile of Indigenous Residents 2016
Respect UK, like Men’s Referral Service, 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.
Tangentyere Family Violence Prevention Program (TFVPP)
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
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.
The Recovery Village
We know that whether you are a perpetrator or victim, drugs are not a suitable crutch. And with the right help, they don’t have to be. If you are a victim of domestic violence, you’re never beyond help. In our domestic violence resources section we provide the contact information for various hotlines along with our contact information for those seeking recovery.
Temporary Migration and Family Violence: An analysis of victimisation, vulnerability and support
Thorne Harbour Health
Thorne Harbour Health (formally Victorian AIDS Council, VAC) leads the fight against HIV/AIDS by providing care and support for people living with HIV, health promotion, and advocacy. Thorne Harbour Health aims to improve health outcomes for the entire LGBTI community by providing health promotion, support, and services.
Victim Survivors’ Advisory Council
Violence and Victims
What children who live with domestic violence and abuse say about their Dads: Findings from Irish research
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)
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.