VALUES AND PRINCIPLES

Our Values and Principles guide our everyday work.


SERVICE DELIVERY POLICIES

The following Service Delivery policies are accessible to DVSM Staff via DVSM’s Intranet:

  • SD01 Code of Practice
  • SD03 Service Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • SD04 Stakeholder Engagement

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:

  • Dignity
  • 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.

   


PRACTITIONER TOOLKIT

PRACTICE FRAMEWORK

The Practice Framework sets out ‘how we do things around here’ and underpins service delivery policies, practice guides and tools.

PRACTICE REVIEW GUIDE

Practice reviews are a way we can learn and grow professionally. In order to gain maximum benefit from practice reviews we rely heavily on the collective knowledge, collaboration, and shared insight of our fellow practitioners. Practice reviews are a combination of facilitated discussion and supportive questioning where we seek to gain clarity, find solutions and generate new ideas. It is through reviewing our practice together that we learn from each other’s experiences.


WELLBEING RESOURCES (Information Resources, Guides, Tools)

Wellbeing resources are designed to support the practitioner and/or person when exploring aspects of the wellbeing domains.

AGENCY, RIGHTS, CHOICE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

LOVE AND CONNECTION

SAFETY

HEALTH (PHYSICAL AND MENTAL)

PARTICIPATION

LEARNING

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
  • 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.
  • If you are in immediate danger please contact the Police 000