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Online Tools to Learn More About Family Violence

Film 1

What is Domestic Violence

Family violence includes violent behavior that is repeated, controlling, threatening and manipulative and that occurs between people who have had or are having an intimate relationship or in a family relationship.

Watch the video, learn more and check your knowledge.

*These films were funded by the Goulburn Ovens & Murray Integrated Family Violence Committee.

Film 2

Causes of Domestic Violence

The causes of domestic violence include deeply held beliefs about masculinity. Men who abuse members of their family also tend to blame other people, alcohol or circumstances for their violent outbursts.

Watch the video, learn more and check your knowledge.

*These films were funded by the Goulburn Ovens & Murray Integrated Family Violence Committee.


Film 3

Identifying Domestic Violence

See the risk factors checklist that a family violence specialist service or police would use. These risk factors are explored through the course of a conversation rather than in checklist fashion. They are included to assist you to identify risk factors for women you are working with.

Watch the video, learn more and check your knowledge.

*These films were funded by the Goulburn Ovens & Murray Integrated Family Violence Committee.

Film 4

Responding to Domestic Violence

Understand how to respond to domestic violence with the universal and direct approach.

 

Watch the video, learn more and check your knowledge.

*These films were funded by the Goulburn Ovens & Murray Integrated Family Violence Committee.


The Victorian government recognises the need for a consistent approach when managing family violence.

As a result the Common Risk Assessment Framework was developed, focusing on:

The Victorian Framework

Comprehensive Risk Assessment Framework for specialist family violence services and police
Preliminary Risk Assessment for professionals who work with victims and perpetrators of family violence e.g. police, intake workers, court workers, but it is not their core role.
Identifying Family Violence for professionals who may work with people they believe are experiencing family violence e.g. doctors, teachers, employment agencies, educators.

These films and online resources are designed for those professionals -  Identifying Family Violence

For more Information visit www.thelookout.org.au


Family Violence Protection Act

Family violence is any behaviour that in any way controls or dominates a family member that causes them to fear for their own, or other family member’s safety or wellbeing. It can include physical, sexual, psychological, emotional or economic abuse and any behaviour that causes a child to hear, witness, or otherwise be exposed to the effects of that behaviour. Source: Family Violence Protection Act 2008.


Prevalence of Domestic Violence

The Australian component of the International Violence Against Women Survey found that:

Source: ANROWS Fast Facts – Indigenous family violence; Preventing violence against women in Australia Research summary, VicHealth.

In Australia since the age of 15:

Source: VicHealth - The Health Costs of Violence