Useful Links

Other organisations making a difference for children and young people



Peak & Advocacy Bodies





Alliance for Forgotten Australians (AFA)

Australian Council of Social Service

Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare

CLAN (Care Leavers of Australia Network)

CREATE (for children & young people in care)

Community Child Care Victoria

Domestic Violence Australia

Families Australia

Foster Care Association of Victoria (FCAV)

Grandparents Victoria

International Foster Care Organisation

National Children's Bureau (UK)

SNAICC (Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care)

Victorian Council of Social Service

Youth Affairs Council Victoria





Partner Organisations & Programs





Austin Health (CAMHS)

Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss & Grief Network (ACATLGN)

Brotherhood of St Laurence

Foundation House

La Trobe University School of Social Work

MacKillop Family Services

Mindful - Centre for training & research in developmental health

Mirabel

MoneyMinded (financial literacy program)

National Disability Insurance Scheme

Northern Integrated Family Violence Services (NIFVS)

Salvation Army - Westcare

VANISH a search, support, information and referral service for those who have left care or have had an adoption experience

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA)

Wilin Centre

Who am I? Project - Pathways





Resources, Policy & Research





Infoxchange Service Seeker

Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss & Grief Network (ACATLGN)

Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault

Australian Family Relationships Clearinghouse

Australian Institute of Family Studies

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth (ARACY)

Child Trauma Academy

Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

Communities and Families Clearinghouse Australia

National Child Protection Clearinghouse

National Disability Insurance Scheme

Raising Children Network

SNAICC Resource Service - Clearinghouse Tools and Resources

Social Policy Research Centre





Family & Domestic Violence





For Workers



Australian Parliamentary Library briefing on domestic violence in Australia
Parliament of Australia - Parliamentary Library

Australian Clearinghouse for domestic violence

Swinburne University of Technology - Common Risk Assessment Framework for Family Violence


For Women



Northern Integrated Family Violence Services

Women's Domestic Violence Crisis Service

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria

Stories of women who have survived violence
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria

'Family Violence: Victoria's had enough' State Government

Technology Safety Tips
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria


For Children



Impact of family violence on children
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria

Better Health Victorian Government fact sheet on impact if family violence on children
Better Health Victorian Government


For Young People



For young people living with family violence between their parents/caregivers
Bursting the bubble

Information and advice for young people about abuse and violence in their intimate relationships
Love: good bad ugly


For Men



Men's Referral Line - information on family violence
Men's Line Australia

No to violence

White Ribbon Day Australia


Police



Community Safety, Police information on family violence
Victorian Police


Legal



Department of Justice: Family Violence

Women's Legal Service Victoria

Victorian Legal Aid: information on intervention orders

Magistrates Court

Magistrates Court - link for application forms for family violence intervention orders
Magistrates Court

Family Law and Family Violence

Victim of Crime Assistance

Victim of Crime Tribunal


Indigenous



Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service
Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service or 1800 105 303

Elizabeth Hoffman House Aboriginal Women's Family Violence Services provides crisis accommodation and support for Aboriginal women and spouses of Aboriginal men
Elizabeth Hoffman House or 0438 528 525 or 9482 5744

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency


CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse)
Services & family violence information in languages other than English



Immigrant Women’s Domestic Violence Service

‘Family Violence: Victoria’s had enough’
(Please note this site has sound files as well as information in community languages)

International information against violence in over 80 languages
Hot Peaches Help pages

Victorian Legal Aid Information in Community Languages

Legal Information on Immigration Issues
Victoria Legal Aid
See links to community legal services which specialise in this area.


Disability



National Relay Service

Women with Disabilities Victoria

Information on family violence for women with disabilities from DVRCV
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria


Gay & Lesbian



Gay and Lesbian Switchboard
Switchboard


Information about abuse in Lesbian Relationships from DVRVC
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria


How to support someone experiencing family violence



For family, friends and neighbours
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria





Government Departments & Programs





Government Online Directory

Centrelink

Child Support Agency (Commonwealth)

Department of Human Services (Victoria)

Department of Health (Victoria)

Department of Education & Early Childhood Development (Victoria)

Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations (Commonwealth)

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services & Indigenous Affairs (Commonwealth)

Department of Planning & Community Development (Victoria)

Department of Premier & Cabinet (Victoria)

Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet (Commonwealth)

Family Court of Australia

Looking After Children (Victoria)

MoneySmart

Office for Child Safety Commissioner (OCSC)