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.

   


WELLBEING RESOURCES (Information Resources, Guides, Tools which are grouped into categories from the Wellbeing Wheel)

AGENCY, RIGHTS, CHOICE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

LOVE AND CONNECTION

SAFE

  • 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
  • eSafetyWomen – information about staying safe online
  • NSW ambulance services are provided free of charge to people who are a victim of sexual assault, domestic violence or child abuse.
  • 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.

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