Kyle Pinto knows what it’s like being on the front line in the family violence sector, starting his career as a community educator at a women’s shelter before working for several years as a Social Worker in Washington DC. It was during his term as a Social Worker that he heard of the Safe & … Continue reading Building Bridges- Kyle Pinto’s perspective on the direction of child welfare practices
It’s the age-old question of men’s behaviour change work – how do we motivate a man to change his violent behaviour? While many practitioners working with men who use violence agree it’s not their responsibility to make a man change, most will say their job is to guide a man towards an understanding that he can change. We recently … Continue reading Engaging the unengaged: Motivating a man to change his violent behaviour
According to the AFR, SDA is predicted to be a $5 billion industry backed by the National Disability Insurance Scheme. With the introduction of the SDA funding model, the desire to construct houses for individuals with a disability is plentiful, however, the challenges accompanied with that desire have proven to be as equally extensive. The … Continue reading Challenges and future opportunities a housing coordinator faces I Hume Housing Case Study
Many NFP’s are looking beyond traditional grants and fundraising to increase revenue and maximise growth. From user paid products to crowd funding there are various other revenue streams that NFP’s can strategically tap into. It is worth keeping an eye out or what’s out there and new opportunities to increase revenue streams. Here are some … Continue reading Three ways to simplify your revenue diversification streams
Among the myriad of experts and practitioners that will speak at this May’s Australasian Working Together to End Men’s Family Violence Conference, Desmond Campbell brings a potent blend of personal and professional expertise to his work to end men’s domestic and family violence. A descendant of the Nglakan people of Ngukurr in south east Arnhem … Continue reading Tackling men’s violence in the Northern Territory
On 8 February 2019 the Hon Paul Fletcher, Minister for Families and Social Services, announced ‘immediate reforms’ to Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) to improve choice and control for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants and boost market confidence. Original Source from Summer Foundation, download full report below: https://www.summerfoundation.org.au/resources/summary-of-changes-to-specialist-disability-accommodation-framework/ These changes are across the following SDA … Continue reading Recent Changes in SDA
Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) Room4Change program is a program for men who want to stop their use of violence and controlling behaviours and build healthy, respectful relationships. The program focuses on keeping the safety of women and children at the core of men’s behaviour change. The program can go for up to 12 months … Continue reading Key insights from DVCS’s Men’s Behaviour Change program
“Organisations have the inability to be vulnerable, they often use measurement to only ever share good news stories” Bessi Graham, Co-Founder, Benefit Capital (Keynote at the Measuring Social Outcomes Conference 2018) Measurement, as Bessi mentioned, should be about what we actually deliver to the cause/people that the organisation is fighting for. Measurement needs to be … Continue reading Do you efficiently measure social outcomes?