UNDERSTANDING A PERSON’S LIVED EXPERIENCE OF VIOLENCE
DVSM hosted a series of ‘Creating Conversations’ events with Dr Linda Coates and Dr Allan Wade from the Centre of Response-Based Practice which were an opportunity to gain a more accurate understanding of lived experiences of violence and the role we play as social responders. From these events we have created a series of short videos that explore a range of key concepts such as:
- Resistance to violence
- Understanding abusive behaviour
- The role of social responses.
Visit Insight Exchange to view these videos.
VOICES OF RESISTANCE
Voices of Resistance was a project that documented four women’s resistance and responses to the violence they experienced.
WELLBEING RESOURCES (Information Resources, Guides, Tools which are grouped into categories from the Wellbeing Wheel)
AGENCY, RIGHTS, CHOICE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Conversation Tool – Wellbeing, Ecogram and Potential
- Conversation Card – Exploring Potential and Supporting Decision Making
- Child Protection – Factsheet and information for you about Child Protection
- Self Represented Litigants in the Family Law Courts – Factsheet and information for you about Self Represented Litigants in the Family Law Courts
- Family Violence Law Help – Learn about domestic and family violence and the law including child protection, family law, and domestic violence orders
LOVE AND CONNECTION
- A Guide to Domestic Violence: Risk Assessment, Risk Reduction, and Safety Plan
- Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) – An Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) is a court order that aims to protect a person from another person that causes them to fear for their safety
- ChildStory Reporter – Mandatory reporters in NSW should use the Mandatory Reporter Guide (MRG) if they have concerns that a child or young person is at risk of being neglected or physically, sexually or emotionally abused
- eSafetyWomen – Information about staying safe online
- iMatter App – Developed to help young women understand the warning signs of abusive and controlling behaviour in relationships as well as to promote healthy self-esteem
- NSW ambulance – Services are provided free of charge to people who are a victim of sexual assault, domestic violence or child abuse
- Safety@Facebook – Policies, tools and resources
- Safety Net Project – Develops resources and information on the use of technology for agencies and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking
- SmartSafe+ – App that supports women to collect evidence of family violence safely
HEALTH (PHYSICAL AND MENTAL)
- NSW ambulance – Services are provided free of charge to people who are a victim of sexual assault, domestic violence or child abuse.
- Guide to selecting a counsellor – This guide is designed to support people to select a counsellor who understands domestic violence and abuse.
- Safe to Vote – Voting should not be a choice between safety or a fine. This resource outlines some voting options that consider safety.
MATERIAL BASICS AND ECONOMIC WELLBEING
- Addressing financial abuse – A Domestic and Family Violence Community Resource Guide New South Wales
- Financial Safety Checklist – This Checklist resource includes an extensive range of questions and actions for people experience family violence to work toward financial security
- Penda – Financial empowerment app for women with a Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) focus
- Relationship Debt – Information about Relationship Debt
- Women’s financial wellbeing guide – A guide to help women build their financial independence, become financially secure and enhance their financial wellbeing
SUPPORTIVE SYSTEMS AND ENVIRONMENTS
- Follow My Lead – This resource speaks from the voices of people with lived experience of Domestic and Family Violence who need the professionals and their social networks to be more prepared to respond effectively. More prepared to respond in ways that uphold dignity and build on safety.