Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Project – Guidelines For Engaging People Who Cause Family Violence Harm’

Posted by Sharyn Rognrust, Category: Advocacy, Capacity Building, Children & Families, Clinical Practise, Domestic Violence, Family Violence, Frontline staff, Policy & Guidelines, Policy & Practice, Prevention, Prevention of violence against women, Resource, Resources, Respectful Relationships, Violence Against Women,

NWMR PCP Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Project is pleased to release ‘Guidelines For Engaging People Who Cause Family Violence Harm’.

The template was written by Rodney Vlais, an expert in perpetrator interventions. The development of this template was led by Inner North West Primary Care Partnership.  Refer to link

Key experts in the sector assisted in the development of this template including:

-      No to Violence

-      Women’s Health in the North

-      Peter Streker

Engaging perpetrators of family violence in ways that work towards the safety of women and children can be very difficult and complex. Unskilled or misguided attempts can significantly compromise the safety of current or future victims.  This document provides a comprehensive guide for health/mainstream services in how they can respond to perpetrators based on best practice.  The document provides guidance on early intervention strategies as well as more direct engagement techniques.

It is recommended that these guidelines are implemented in conjunction with the Client and Workplace Policy Templates as well as the Training Package.

For more information about the Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Project Visit the HWPCP website link

For further information and support in implementing these guidelines please contact Ilana Jaffe, Project Coordinator on 9389 2228 or Ilanaj@inwpcp.org.au