18
Oct 16

Talking about Men and Family Violence? It’s about time!

On the 14th & 15th February 2017, the National Working with Men to Tackle Family Violence conference will create an agenda for action on how to tackle male family violence in Australia. No To Violence, incorporating the Men’s Referral Service, has joined Criterion to foster opportunity for positive change – because we believe it’s about … Continue reading Talking about Men and Family Violence? It’s about time!

06
Oct 16

The role of non-violent men as advocates

Domestic and family violence has been recognised as a global public health concern with detrimental effects on victims, children and the broader community. National and international data reveal that domestic and family violence can affect anyone, regardless of age, culture or socioeconomic status. While not solely male-to-female perpetrated, women and children are the ones most … Continue reading The role of non-violent men as advocates

19
Sep 16

Finding the balance: Dealing with adolescent violence in the home

Author:Jo Howard

Adolescent violence in the home can be a tricky issue to discuss publicly – it’s easy for the media to sensationalise the issue and claim this generation of young people are entitled, under disciplined and narcissistic. Adolescence, like toddlerhood, is a period of development which is self, rather than other, focused. Adolescents grow into well adjusted … Continue reading Finding the balance: Dealing with adolescent violence in the home

22
Jun 16

Ending Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander family violence

“Unless the underlying factors are dealt with, ending family violence is just a conversation that will continue for our children and our grandchildren.” The Hon Linda Burney MP, Deputy Opposition Leader & Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Australian Labour Party NSW, spoke about domestic and family violence in Aboriginal communities at our recent Sydney conference. … Continue reading Ending Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander family violence

07
Jun 16

Towards a coordinated community response to domestic violence

“If we ever do end violence against women completely, it will not be because men sat in intervention classes. It needs to be a much wider social change.” – Melissa Scaia The Duluth Model focuses on a social change framework in its approach to tackling domestic violence, encouraging interventions that are aligned with the lived … Continue reading Towards a coordinated community response to domestic violence

17
May 16

White Ribbon primary prevention – engaging men & how we do what we do

White Ribbon is the world’s largest male-led movement to end men’s violence against women. White Ribbon Australia, as part of this global movement, aims to create an Australian society in which all women can live in safety, free from violence and abuse. Our initiatives recognise and rely on the importance of men and women working together … Continue reading White Ribbon primary prevention – engaging men & how we do what we do

01
Mar 16

What is the Duluth Model for tackling domestic violence?

Duluth is a small community in Minnesota that has been leading an innovative model for holding perpetrators of domestic violence accountable since the early 1980s. The Duluth Model is grounded in the experience of victims and focuses on a community effort to help offenders and society change. The Model involves: Taking the blame off the … Continue reading What is the Duluth Model for tackling domestic violence?

03
Feb 16

Why attend Criterion’s Ending Domestic Violence Conference?

Criterion will be running our third Ending Domestic & Family Violence conference in April 2016. As at previous events, Rosie Batty will be delivering a keynote address, as well as participating in a panel discussion on the conditions necessary to end domestic violence. We’re also pleased to announce a presentation from the people behind the Duluth … Continue reading Why attend Criterion’s Ending Domestic Violence Conference?