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Mobile Therapy Bus Helping Recovery From Family Violence

A mobile therapy bus based in Ballarat and Moorabool Shire is helping children and young people recover from family violence as part of a $21 million investment in therapeutic interventions for victim survivors. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams said the Van Go Therapy bus was staffed by therapists and travelled to schools […]

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The Impact of Family Violence on Pets- ABC News Podcast

One woman is killed, and countless others injured, every week, from family violence. Beloved companion animals, too, are also at risk of cruelty, or worse, at the hands of domestic violence perpetrators. Some women remain in violent relationships because they are unable to take their animals with them if they flee, and fear what will happen […]

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VCOSS Regional Consultations on the MARAM Framework

A range of community service organisations are now authorised under the Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework (‘MARAM’), the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme and the Child Information Sharing Scheme. This is an important change for our sector, to facilitate better information sharing and more coordinated support and effective services to improve the […]

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Documentary on Trauma- ‘Ghosthunter’

Ghosthunter is the story of a western Sydney security guard and part-time ghost hunter who has spent two decades searching for his absent father. As a survivor of trauma, he seeks to reconcile his fractured memories and piece together his past. When his search converges with a police investigation, a family secret is exposed — […]

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Information Sharing Schemes and MARAM- Online Learning Modules

While Family Safety Victoria and the Department of Education and Training are working towards the roll out of in-depth training, workers are able to access an introduction to child information sharing schemes and MARAM online. Who should undertake training? Information sharers and expert advisors (Sharers) Information sharers and expert advisors are personnel in prescribed organisations […]

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Family Violence Prevention Yarns Now Open

Staff at Bendigo District Aboriginal Co-operative are seeking expressions of interest from community members about how to design and develop a localised approach to preventing family violence within the  Aboriginal community. The aim is to create a culturally safe and responsive approach to family violence prevention that is guided and informed by Aboriginal and Torres […]

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Information Sharing and the MARAM Framework

From 27 September 2018, the Child Information Sharing Scheme and Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme will commence for: all child protection practitioners senior Housing Officers a range of DHHS funded agencies. The two information sharing schemes extend existing information sharing permissions for prescribed organisations and workforces and all prescribed agencies are required to make the […]

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