Community-based family services

Briefing paper

Engaging clients in commissioning government services: strategies for doing it well

This briefing paper summarises key findings from an evidence check conducted to identify the best strategies for effective and authentic client engagement in the commissioning of government services.

What works? Exploring the literature on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander healing programs that respond to family violence

This research project is mapping and analysing 'what works' in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander healing programs across the nation that respond to domestic and family violence and sexual assault. This review report includes an overview of the family violence, trauma and healing literature before...

Nowhere to go

Building new social housing to support women escaping family violence would more than pay for itself in averted costs and economic spin-off benefits, according to this report to be submitted to the 2021 national Women’s Safety Summit.

Best practice guidelines: supporting the wellbeing of family violence workers during times of emergency and crisis

These guidelines draw on research by the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre, in partnership with Domestic Violence Victoria, that investigated the impact of COVID-19 on family violence, practitioner wellbeing and remote service delivery.

A guide for evaluating behaviour change programs for men who use domestic and family violence

The purpose of this evaluation guide is to provide easy-to-understand information on scoping an evaluation for men’s behaviour change programs (MBCPs) focusing on men who use domestic and family violence (DFV).

Supporting women and children experiencing family and domestic violence: the Zonta House impact report

This report presents an analysis of client outcomes with a view to understanding the impact of Zonta House and provides a statistical analysis of the validity and reliability of the Life Matrix tool developed and used by Zonta House to measure clients’ wellbeing at intake...
Briefing paper

Birth family contact: what are the views of children and young people in out-of-home care?

This paper provides an overview of the views of children and young people about whether they have contact with family members and their satisfaction with contact arrangements, with findings drawn from two surveys, the 2018 NSW OOHC Survey and the NSW Residential Care Survey.

How frontline domestic and family violence workforce in Australia kept connected to their clients and each other through the pandemic

This report presents the findings of a nation-wide study of the experiences of frontline domestic and family violence (DFV) practitioners in Australia during the early months of COVID-19. The study explores the perceived impacts of the pandemic on clients, service adaptations and innovations, and the...
Technical report

Parenting today in Victoria: technical report - October 2019

This technical report sets out the background, methodology and findings from the 2019 administration of the Parenting Today in Victoria Survey, involving 2600 parents of children, birth through 18 years.

Child protection in the time of COVID-19

This report presents child protection data for March to September 2020, with comparisons to 2019. Selected information is also presented on risk factors for child abuse, including income and housing stress, parental mental health, substance use, and domestic violence.