20
Aug 19

Five of the most effective intervention methods for children experiencing family violence

As family violence remains a pressing issue with more than 1 million Australian affected, the sector is constantly seeking more innovative, effective methods of addressing and intervening in instances of family violence involving children.  The complexity of the issue, due to differing policy responses of family law, child protection and family violence agencies, makes it … Continue reading Five of the most effective intervention methods for children experiencing family violence

03
Apr 19

Engaging the unengaged: Motivating a man to change his violent behaviour

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

01
Mar 19

Tackling men’s violence in the Northern Territory

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

07
Feb 19

Key insights from DVCS’s Men’s Behaviour Change program

Author:Ash Natesh

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

28
Feb 18

Why we must be vigilant: Creating Child Safe Organisations

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has shone a light on the systematic abuse of children, highlighting the importance of continuous review and improvement of child safe systems and culture. With over 400 recommendations made calling for sweeping reforms, the Commission has insisted that more needs to be done to ensure … Continue reading Why we must be vigilant: Creating Child Safe Organisations

27
Jul 17

Working with adolescent boys who have witnessed domestic violence and are using violence against their mothers

Author:Dave Burck

Research indicates that adolescents who use violence against their mothers are at higher risk to use violence in future relationships. Moreover, young people who have both witnessed domestic violence and are currently using violence towards their mothers are the highest risk to use violence as an adult. However, working with young people and mothers with … Continue reading Working with adolescent boys who have witnessed domestic violence and are using violence against their mothers

06
Jul 17

Investing in child-centred approaches to end family violence

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In Australia, 25% of all children have been exposed to domestic violence. That figure is horrifying, particularly when you start to understand the impacts on the children themselves and on our community as a whole. Exposure to violence can trigger ongoing fear, grief and self-blame. It can lead to detachment from others and disengagement from … Continue reading Investing in child-centred approaches to end family violence

22
Jun 17

Multi-sensory approaches to boosting child visibility in work with men

Multi-sensory work involves talking to the eyes, not just the ears. Through using multisensory tools, the family violence worker increases the presence of the child without them being physically present. As the child’s focus is externalised, the worker and the father have a discussion that is often twice as long and twice as deep when … Continue reading Multi-sensory approaches to boosting child visibility in work with men