Hume Whittlesea Primary Care Partnership provides a range of resources to support organisations to find smarter ways of making the health system worker better.

Our resources are continuously being updated to reflect the changing health and community environment.  So be sure to keep visiting this page.

If you have a resource you would like to share with colleagues, please email the Hume Whittlesea Primary Care Partnership on admin@hwpcp.org.au

Information

What Men Can Do - a website for men interested in preventing violence against women visit.

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.

 

1800 Respect: National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service

Stand Together Against Domestic & Family Violence Toolkit

The Lookout includes tailored information and resources to support the best practice of a range of professionals who may encounter family violence as part of their work, including health professionals and community sector workers.

Everyone has the right to feel safe, especially in their home. Sadly, this is not the reality for the victims of domestic violence. Here we look at some of the horrifying statistics of domestic violence in Australia; the signs, who it affects, and why it’s not easy to ‘just leave’

WESNET’s Safety Net Australia project provides resources to help victims and agencies respond effectively to the many ways that technology impacts victims of domestic and dating violence, sexual violence and stalking.

Online technologies, smartphones and other devices are a growing part of everyday life, and can help us access support and remain socially connected. These technologies also open up new avenues for abuse.

Finding ways to use technology more safely is important.

Victoria Police - Family Violence Publications

The Know your A-Z resources offer 26 ways everybody can help challenge harmful stereotypes, promote respect and prevent violence.  You can download the free Know your A-Z poster and cards then print or share them online.

Royal Women’s Hospital & Bendigo Health – Strengthening Hospitals Response to Family Violence. A series of free to download guides have been developed to help hospitals across Victoria further strengthen their responses to family violence.

The White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation Program recognises workplaces that are taking active steps to stop violence against women, accrediting them as a White Ribbon Workplace.

Our Watch has been established to drive nationwide change in the culture, behaviours and power imbalances that lead to violence against women and their children.

Free From Violence: Victoria’s strategy to prevent family violence and all forms of violence against women

A core function of the Statewide Children’s Resource Program is to develop resources for children who are experiencing homelessness and family violence.  Through My Eyes is a booklet developed that aims to provide children with helpful information and options for them to express their feelings and emotions.

This Handbook was developed to complement Change the story: A shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia. It has been written for prevention practitioners who are engaged in activities that aim to prevent violence against women

Victoria Police has launched its five year vision and strategic plan to address family violence, sexual offences and child abuse.  Policing Harm, Upholding the Right: Victoria Police strategy for Family Violence, Sexual Offences and Child Abuse 2018-2023 marks the next stage of Victoria Police's reform agenda, building on previous work to combat violence against women and children, who are the predominant victims of these crimes.

Gendered Violence is actions and behaviours which express power inequalities between women and men and cause physical, sexual, psychological or economic harm to women.

Smartphone Apps

Need help getting home? Need an interruption? Two taps lets your circle know where you are and how they can help. Circle of 6 app for iPhone and Android makes it quick and easy to reach the 6 people you choose.

Daisy is an app developed by 1800RESPECT to connect people experiencing violence or abuse to services in their local area. Daisy allows you to search for support services in your local area.

The Aurora domestic and family violence app is for people experiencing domestic and family violence or for those worried about their relationship. It is also a valuable resource for those worried that a friend or family member is experiencing domestic and family violence.

SmartSafe+ is a mobile phone app that supports women to collect evidence of family violence safely.

Penda is Australia’s first financial empowerment app for women with a domestic and family violence focus. Penda is a free, simple to use app with national safety, financial and legal information and referrals for women who have experienced DFV.

Research

An online library of materials contribute from around the world by those who are working to end violence against women.  Help to make the library even more powerful by submitting your own information and resources.

Family Violence Data Portal

Violence against women in Australia: An overview of research and approaches to primary prevention

Wesley Mission Victoria and Swinburne University of Technology have released research on the best ways for universal service providers to identify and respond to women and children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness as a result of family violence

Family Domestic and Sexual Violence in Australia (2018) - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Violence against women: Accurate use of key statistics
A quick reference guide to key statistics on violence against women in Australia for the media and other commentators, government officials, academics, sector leaders and community advocates. This resource is aimed at ensuring that these statistics are interpreted with care and used accurately, and is based on the most reliable data available in the field.  While this resource highlights Australia’s data on violence against women, it is important to recognise the individual stories of courage, hope and resilience which form the backdrop to these statistics.

The Australian Domestic and Family Violence Death Review Network Data Report 2018, provides data on intimate partner homicides that have occurred across Australia between 2010 and 2014. Analysis of this data can provide a better understanding of potential opportunities for intervention prior to domestic and family violence related homicide, and inform prevention initiatives at a national level.

Training Resources

Newsletters

Australian Women Against Violence Alliance 'Weekly Round-up'

For original articles and news related to family violence in Victoria.

Municipal Association of Victoria PVAW Network’s weekly email update primarily for local government workers, but others can sign up too. Focus is sharing resources and examples of primary prevention work in Victoria. (Link to email)

Northern Integrated Family Violence Services (NIFVS) Regional Newsletter – for news, events and resources related to family violence and PVAW. This is specifically aimed at service providers in the northern region and is compiled at WHIN.

VicHealth fortnightly email update – this is general VicHealth news, not PVAW-specific, but will ensure you hear about any new VicHealth PVAW resources.

WHIN’s monthly e-news – for updates on a range of projects and programs happening at WHIN, such as ‘financial literacy training for CALD women’ project, and new partnership with the Falcons sports club.

Victorian Women’s Trust ‘Sheilas’ monthly e-magazine – this provides a small number of longer articles about women’s health and gender equity issues.

White Ribbon Foundation Updates – for news about White Ribbon events.

Women’s Health Victoria ‘Health News Daily’ – for links to media reports related to women’s health, violence against women and gender equity. For anyone who wants to monitor the daily media, this is extremely helpful.

Partners in Prevention ‘Monthly Email Bulletin’ - for links to news and resources related to PVAW & young people. Although it is aimed at people working with young people, the resources are often more widely relevant to anyone undertaking PVAW work.

1800 Respect: Free newsletter for workers and professionals.

Family Violence Reform Newsletter

WIRE Women's Information - Fortnightly newsletter