Community Notices

Achieving women’s equality: South Australia’s Women’s Policy: Report on the Status of Women in South Australia
Office for Women, 2017: This biennial report under Achieving Women’s Equality describes the current status of women in South Australia, and initiatives in South Australian government departments.

A better family law system to support and protect those affected by family violence: report

House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs, 2017
This report provides a vision for a new family law system that is accessible, equitable and responsive and prioritises the safety of those affected by family violence.

Child Focused Practice Online

Child Focused Practice is a free, interactive online program, developed in collaboration with the South Australian homelessness and family violence sector. This course explores the impact of homelessness and trauma on children and provides practical information about how to support children and their parents.

Offering knowledge and skills to respond effectively to children in age appropriate ways, this training is equivalent to 7.5 hours of professional development.

Department for Child Protection: Address for Service details

Incorrectly addressed subpoenas cause unnecessary delays in response to requests for information. The link above lists the correct contact details.

Developments to strengthen systems for child protection across Australia
Sarah Wise, Child Family Community Australia, Australian Institute of Family Studies, 2017
This paper outlines changes within Australian child protection systems, since July 2010, in particular, community service systems, Aboriginal service organisations, Aboriginal service practices and Aboriginal workforce capacity.

Domestic and family violence protection orders in Australia: An investigation of information sharing and enforcement: Key findings and future directions
(ANROWS Compass, Issue 07-2017). Taylor, A. [et al.], ANROWS, 2017 : Looks at the implementation of the new National Domestic Violence Order Scheme.

Elder Abuse there is no Excuse

The Alliance for the Prevention of Elder Abuse has created a video outlining the services available to assist and protect older South Australians. The services outlined work together to prevent elder abuse, and safeguard the rights of older people.

Family Violence and Gambling

The Office for Problem Gambling now has a Practitioners Guide to Services listing gambling and domestic and family violence services in South Australia. This will be a useful resource for practitioners working with clients who are impacted by problem gambling as well as domestic and family violence.

Investigating adolescent family violence: Background, research and directions: Context report
Melbourne, VIC: Elliott, K. [et al.], Monash University, 2017: “Families seeking support do not obtain the assistance they require from professionals, and many report that they are ignored when they seek help, or are blamed…”

Family violence and the LGBTIQ community
Cochrane, B. , Monash University Gender and Family Violence, 2017: “This research brief examines family violence experiences within the LGBTIQ community, with a focus on the Australian context.”

Men and Separation: Navigating the Future

This booklet from Relationships Australia booklet that is very helpful with “Where to get further assistance”, research about men and a reading list which would be useful for some sectors or the community

National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health – Emerging Minds

The project focuses on building workforce capacity to better support children and parents/carers and improve the mental health outcomes of infants and children. Integral to this is building and supporting an organisational and workplace culture to embrace a range of practices and attitudes that aim to keep ‘child mental health in mind’.

Relationships Australia in the Riverland: What we do (Berri)

A summary of the services RASA offer in the Riverland region.

Resources: Emergency Contact Numbers

Teach your kids how to stay safe online

Stay Smart Online recommends parents talk to their kids regularly about online safety to teach them how to behave and stay safe online. [Stay Smart Online]

Western Families Forum: Activities and Service Guide (North Western Adelaide)

What’s OK at home? 
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria: Recently developed by Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria to assist young people experiencing family violence, this resource provides information, advice and support.

YWCA: Y Connect – a new Project for young women with disabilities

Funded by Julia Farr MS Mcleod Benevolent Fund Y Connect aims to expand networks, build personal and professional development for young women living with disability.  The Y Connect program are currently looking for both participants and experienced career women as mentors to make their knowledge and networks available to assist young women living with disability to develop her strengths and progress her work or career goals