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:
- 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.
The Practice Framework sets out ‘how we do things around here’ and underpins service delivery policies, practice guides and tools.
- Conversation Tool – Wellbeing, Ecogram and Potential
- Conversation Card – Exploring Potential and Supporting Decision Making
- Practice Questions
- Reflection Sheet
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
- A Guide to Domestic Violence: Risk Assessment, Risk Reduction, and Safety Plan
- 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
- 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
- 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
HEALTH (PHYSICAL AND MENTAL)
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.