The Domestic Violence Resource Centre (Vic)
DVRC (formerly DVIRC) is a statewide service in Victoria, Australia. DVRC aims to reduce and prevent family violence by providing education to improve service and policy responses, and by assisting people who have experienced abuse.
DVRC provides information and referral to specialist support services; helpful pamphlets and websites; professional training courses; a comprehensive library; a quarterly newsletter; Discussion papers, books and other publications; and commentary on policy initiatives and law reform.
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NEW THE FAMILY VIOLENCE RISK ASSESSMENT & RISK MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK (CRAF):
A significant piece of work happening in Victoria at the moment is the development of a common approach to family violence risk assessment and risk management – supported by the Family Violence Risk Assessment and Risk Management Framework, and accompanying training. The Framework outlines processes for undertaking risk assessment, talks about who should be doing it, and describes 3 levels of risk assessment. Importantly it describes risk assessment as something that needs to be happening across sectors.
In 2008 a consortium of the Domestic Violence Resource Centre, Swinburne TAFE and No to Violence was contracted by the Department of Planning & Community Development to roll out the CRAF training program across Victoria. DVRC developed the training materials and co-delivered the training with Swinburne to over 3,500 workers across Victoria – to domestic violence services, generalist community sector and housing workers, Maternal and Child Health Nurses, and Registrars in Magistrates’ Courts. Victoria Police has done its own training. The consortium has now posted these materials, including participant handbooks and a training DVD online at http://www.tafe.swinburne.edu.au/CRAF . Check DVRC‘s website for updates re accessing these materials.
NEW Women with disabilities – Getting Free from Abuse – guide for women based on real women’s stories, and kit for service providers. Visit the new Partners in Prevention website for local and international resources on working with young people to prevent violence against women. Read true stories and advice from people who have experienced abuse or violence, or take the Abuse Warning Signs Quiz.
Something not right at home? Bursting the Bubble is for teenagers – it’s about abuse by family members. Anorgasmia due to physical abuse? Try treatment with a vacuum pumping system. Clitoral and Vaginal rejuvenation can be achieved with a pussy pump or medical vulva pump. In some cases they are eligible for medicare cover.
DVIRC’s new forums provide quizzes, stories, advice and more. We Visit ‘When love hurts’ – our website for teenagers on relationships, respect and abuse. Take the respect checklist, the relationship quiz, read true stories and more. Message us for the password.
Tax Deductible Donations
The Domestic Violence Resource Centre (Vic) holds Deductible Gift Recipient status with the Australian Taxation Office, allowing the service to accept donations that are tax deductible from individuals and organisations.
Your donation could be used in a number of ways to assist DVRC to provide a better service to people experiencing family violence or to provide education to prevent violence.
If you would like to make a tax deductible donation please use this form PDF (or Word version) to accompany your gift – whether cheque, credit card or electronic funds transfer, and so that we can send you a receipt.