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125th anniversary of SA women's suffrage - community grants reminder

125th anniversary of SA women's suffrage - community grants reminder

125th anniversary of SA women's suffrage - community grants reminder

REMINDER - GRANT APPLICATIONS CLOSING 2PM FRIDAY 15 FEBRUARY! HURRY!!

In December 2019 South Australia celebrates 125 years of women's suffrage in South Australia! This historic political moment enfranchised women across the state, and meant they could not only vote but could also stand for Parliament.

The state government is offering grants of up to $5,000 to local councils and not-for profit organisations, to help groups across South Australia publicly celebrate the anniversary and recognise the importance of this achievement throughout 2019. A total of $125,000 will be available.

Celebration activities need to be delivered to the community by 31 December 2019.

There are groups of people in our communities who often don’t have the chance to tell their stories. Recognising that it is important for everyone to see a reflection of their lives in history and in future opportunity, initiatives that reflect and/or engage the stories of women from groups such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women; women with disability; and women from diverse backgrounds such as refugee or migrant women will be assessed as a priority group. However, all applications will be carefully considered, in accordance with the evaluation process.

Applications close on 15 February 2019 at 2:00PM Adelaide time.

Click here to find out more about the community grants on the Tenders SA website

Click here to access info on the OFW website about women's suffrage in SA

Guidelines for the community grants are available here

Information Session

Have questions? Please email Leah.Puletama2@sa.gov.au.

Successful applications will be announced on 8 March 2019.

Office for Women eNews - 31 January 2019

Office for Women eNews - 31 January 2019

Office for Women eNews - 31 January 2019

Welcome back to a fresh new year! Click on the below headings to jump to a section:

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FYI

Closing soon! 125th anniversary of SA women's suffrage - community grants scheme

In December 2019 the Office for Women is celebrating the 125th anniversary of landmark legislation that enabled women in South Australia – for the first time anywhere in Australia – to vote in general elections, and to stand as members of Parliament.

The State Government is offering grants of up to $5,000 to local councils and non-for-profit organisations to host events and develop initiatives that celebrate the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in South Australia in 2019.

A total of $125,000 will be provided to support the community to commemorate this important date in the state’s history.

More information on community grants, and how to apply

Applications close 2pm 15 February 2019.

International Women's Day 2019

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated around the world on the 8th of March and is a day to reflect on the advancements made towards gender equality and the progress still to be made.  Each year UN Women National Committee Australia hosts some of the largest IWD events around the country with the Adelaide breakfast consistently being the largest IWD event in the country!

The theme for IWD 2019 is ‘More Powerful Together’ and recognises the important role women, men and gender diverse peoples play to advance gender equality. It takes all of us, working in collaboration and across that which sometimes divides us, breaking down stereotypes and gendered roles to create a world where women and girls everywhere have equal rights and opportunities. It requires all of our participation to accelerate change and create a world where everyone can live a life free from violence and full of opportunity.

'More Powerful Together' is a call to take a stand in unison for gender equality.

Tickets for the Adelaide IWD Breakfast will go on sale in February 2019. Sign up to the Adelaide IWD Breakfast mailing list to be notified when tickets go on sale!

International Women's Day Luncheon - tickets now on sale!

2019 is the 125th anniversary of Women's Suffrage, and the theme of the International Women's Day Luncheon reflects this with guest speakers who will talk about the history and the personalities of the people behind the campaign for Women's Suffrage.

Three awards are also presented at the luncheon each year - the Young Women's Community and Spirit Award, the Irene Bell Award, and the Irene Krastev Award.

Click here to learn about the Adelaide International Women's Day Luncheon and awards.

Click here to buy tickets for the Adelaide International Women's Day Luncheon.

Events

'Voices of Women' International Women's Day event

An evening of celebration on International Women's Day is being held by 'Voice of Women', a group that has evolved from 'Women of the World' events and groups. Voice of Women has been formed to encourage women from all walks of life, backgrounds and experiences to come together, share their creativity and celebrate the spirit of freedom by connecting with, learning from and supporting other women.

The event is to be an evening of celebration, and you are invited to dress in your favourite dress or costume, have fun with other women, make new friends and party!

Date: Friday 8 March 2019
Time: 6pm
Venue: Cyprus Community of South Australia, 6-8 Barrpowell Street, Welland

Tickets are available at the reception desk of Relationships Australia SA, 49a Orsmond Street, Hindmarsh, or phone 8245 8100 for more information.

Click here for more information on the Voice of Women International Women's Day event.

International Women's Day forum - Australian Migrant Resource Centre

The Council of Migrant and Refugee Women (CMRW) of SA and the Australian Migrant Resource Centre (AMRC), in association with the Office for Women, Middle Eastern Communities Council of SA (MECCSA) and African Communities Council of SA (ACCSA), will hold an International Women’s Day Forum to celebrate and recognise the social and economic achievements of women from migrant and refugee background.

Date: Monday 4 March 2019
Time:
9.30am-2.30pm
Venue:
Adelaide Festival Centre, King William Street, Adelaide
Complete and return your registration form to matti@amrc.org.au by Monday 25 February 2019.

Registration forms can be accessed from the AMRC Website.

'The Cause of Women' - A Discussion with French Journalist and Author, Annick Cojean

Annick Cojean, senior reporter for French daily newspaper Le Monde, is one of France’s most widely admired journalists. She chairs the committee for the Prix Albert Londres, the French equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. Annick will be in conversation with Julia Lester at this event.

In her latest book, Je ne serais pas arrivée là si ... 27 femmes racontent (I would not have arrived there if ... 27 women tell), Annick Cojean pays tribute to her recently deceased mother, and also to 27 other women she has interviewed, including Patti Smith, Joan Baez, Marianne Faithfull, Brigitte Bardot, as well as prominent writers and politicians.

Come along for a discussion exploring how we may build on the momentum of the #MeToo movement by empowering women to speak up and tell their own stories.

Date: 13 February 2019
Time: 6pm - 7.15pm
Venue: Allan Scott Auditorium, Hawke Building, UniSA City West Campus Adelaide.

Read more or register for the 'Cause of Women' event with Annick Cojean.

Youth Parliament 2019

Applications are now open for Youth Parliament 2019! Given that this year is the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in South Australia, it's the perfect time to encourage young women to engage with politics and citizenship.

YMCA South Australia Youth Parliament is a non-partisan program providing a platform for young people aged 15 - 25 to have their say on important issues, build skills and parliamentary understanding. It focuses on personal development, empowerment and connecting politicians and decision makers with youth voices and opinions.

The Youth Parliament program runs from March to August 2019 and includes mentoring, a training weekend, a week-long camp and access to Parliament House.

Click here to find out more about Youth Parliament 2019

Code Like A Girl - Junior Coding Camps

Code Like a Girl is a social enterprise providing girls and women with the confidence, tools, knowledge and support to enter, and flourish, in the world of coding. The organisation is offering two Junior Coding Camps in January 2019, for girls aged 8-11 or 12-15. At these events, girls will be able to use block coding, work with HTML and CSS, and complete challenges to bring their creativity to life.

A range of events is being held by Code Like A Girl throughout early 2019 including Unmanning Aviation, Junior Coding Camp, and Roaming Classroom for Rebel Girls!

Click here to find out more about Code Like a Girl - events in South Australia.

Girls in Politics - Camp United Nations comes to Adelaide!

Camp United Nations for Girls is a political leadership program that introduces teen girls ages to international politics and the work of the United Nations. Participants learn about the specific work undertaken by the United Nations’ boards, commissions, committees, councils and panels and working groups.

Camp United Nations for Girls is ideal for girls with an interest in politics. The delegate fee covers all program materials and meals. For additional information visit the website at www.girlsinpolitics.org, email info@girlsinpolitics.org.

Date: 28 February 2019
Time: 9am-5pm
Venue: Holiday Inn, 30 Blyth St, Adelaide

Click here to find out more about Camp United Nations for Teen Girls Adelaide!

    Opportunities

    Women of MYSA program

    Multicultural Youth SA (MYSA) have a group especially for women, which provides a program full of creativity, growth, new friends and lots of fun activities! Women of MYSA is a fun and welcoming environment for young women to learn new skills, create new friendships and build confidence with activities including planting your own herb garden, hiking, nails & beauty and more.

    The program begins for 2019 on 9 February - visit the MYSA Facebook page for more information or call (08) 8212 0085.

    Zahra Foundation workshop - Resume Builder

    The Zahra Foundation are holding a free workshop for women who have experienced domestic or family violence, to get advice on building a resumé. Attendees will get up to date resumé template advice, and learn how to write compelling content that highlights their skills.

    Date: Wednesday 6 March 2019
    Time: 9:30am - 2pm 
    Venue: Zahra Foundation Office (address provided on registration)

    Lunch will be provided, and laptops will be available for use at the workshop. For more information please call the Zahra Foundation on 8352 1889.

    NAIDOC Grants opening on 4 February 2019

    The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet invites schools, community groups, organisations and other eligible applicants to apply for a contribution to your 2019 NAIDOC event.

    The NAIDOC Grant Funding round aims to support activities being held during NAIDOC Week 2019 (7-14 July) that celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, achievements and continuing contributions to our country and society. Details of the grants will be published on Grants Connect. To find out more about NAIDOC week events in your community or share your event please visit the NAIDOC website.

    Training: How2 Create LGBTI Inclusive Services

    This program can provide your organisation with a practical way to work towards your goals of increasing inclusivity and celebrating diversity. The program is presented by Shine SA and is based on a set of 6 national standards developed by Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria (GLHV), in conjunction with QIP (Quality, Innovation & Performance), known as Rainbow Tick Accreditation.

    Click here to find out more about the How2 Create LGBTI Inclusive Services course.

    Scholarships for Tertiary Students - AFUW SA

    The Australian Federation of University Women (AFUW-SA) Trustees each year provide a selection of scholarships for tertiary students. This year, some amounts have increased extending these scholarships to provide greater support.

    If you are a woman undergraduate student studying dentistry, or studying any other topic (including dentistry) at a postgraduate level you may be eligible for financial support through one of these scholarships.

    Click here to find out more about Australian Federation of University Women scholarships

    Applications close 29 March 2019.

    WEA Adult Learning presents 'The Bold and the Brave' business women's workshops

    WEA is holding a series of workshops for women in business. Over four weeks you will hear from four inspirational women, who will talk about the bold and brave decisions they took to propel their business to the next level. Hear firsthand about the strategies they used to grow their brand and take away their personal tips and tricks for achieving business success. Each event also offers the opportunity to network in a relaxed and social environment. Each week will feature a different businesswoman:

    • Lowen Partridge of Peartree Brand Strategy
    • Louise Nobes of Kik Innovation
    • Sheree Sullivan of Udder Delights
    • Tammy Edwards of Tuckfield Conveyancing

    The series begins with its first workshop on Monday 4 February 2019 at 6pm.

    Click here to find out more about Bold and the Brave business women's series.

    Consultation on surrogacy

    The South Australian government is holding a consultation on the South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) report into SA surrogacy laws, and the draft Surrogacy Bill 2018.

    The government has developed a draft Surrogacy Bill 2018, reflecting the recommendations in SALRI 's report into South Australian surrogacy laws. Interested South Australians are invited to provide feedback on both the SALRI report recommendations, and the draft Surrogacy Bill 2018.

    Click here to find out more about SA government consultation on surrogacy in South Australia.

    The consultation closes on Friday 15 February 2019.

    Training: Supporting Resilient Workers - Addressing vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout

    Vicarious trauma refers to the changes that take place, over time, in workers in helping roles with traumatised people. Good practice and management of vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout is becoming critical as government and non-government services alike face increasingly complex demand with contracting resources.

    Workers will come away equipped to recognise and address their own experiences in the workplace and support colleagues and their organisation to recognise and manage these very common effects of working with trauma. The training draws on learning around vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout as well as post-trauma growth.

    This course is for workers in helping roles and is being held in Clare on Wednesday 27 February 2019.

    To find out more about this training please contact Fiona Meade on 0452 040 997 or email fionameade@outlook.com.

    Australian Government Integrated Carer Support Service grants

    The Australian Government is inviting applications in an open process to apply to deliver services under the Integrated Carer Support Services from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2024.

    This grant process will select a new network of Carer Gateway regional delivery partners (RDPs) across Australia to help carers access new and improved local and targeted services including:

    • needs assessment and planning;
    • in-person and phone-based coaching, counselling and in person peer support;
    • information and advice;
    • targeted financial support packages with a focus on supporting employment, education, respite access and transport;
    • access to emergency crisis support; and
    • assistance with navigating relevant, local services available to carers through federal, state and local government and non-government providers, including the National Disability Insurance Scheme, My Aged Care and palliative care.

    RDPs will also conduct outreach activities, and link to social, health, education, community and cultural groups, to better understand regional and rural needs.

    Click here to find out more about Integrated Carer Support Service grants.

    This grant round closes 14 February 2019.

    Research

    Women Who Use Force in a Family Context - Workforce Survey

    Research is being conducted by Curtin University to improve understandings of the workforce capacity of the current community services sector in responding to women who use force, by exploring current responses, knowledge of programs and workforce requirements for more effective responses.

    This workforce survey is part of the Women Who Use Force in a Family Context project, which aims to gather information from workers in order to establish a practice framework for programs that respond to women who use force in Australia.

    Click here to take the survey for the Women Who Use Force in a Family Context Workforce Survey

    Women's Information Service (WIS)

    WIS provides referrals and information through the shopfront (101 Grenfell street), online and on our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

    Zahra Foundation Financial Counsellor at the Women's Information Service

    The Zahra Foundation Outreach at the Women’s Information Service (WIS) provides women affected by domestic and family violence with the chance to meet with a specialist financial counsellor.

    The outreach service is available at WIS on alternate Thursdays from 10am to 4pm. Women are welcome to visit or phone WIS and chat to the Financial Counsellor while she is onsite. Or, you can make an appointment with the Zahra Foundation office by phoning 08 8352 1889.

    Click here to visit the Women's Information Service website

    125th anniversary of SA women's suffrage - community grants

    125th anniversary of SA women's suffrage - community grants

    125th anniversary of SA women's suffrage - community grants

    In December 2019 South Australia celebrates 125 years of women's suffrage in South Australia! This historic political moment enfranchised women across the state, and meant they could not only vote but could also stand for Parliament.

    The state government is offering grants of up to $5,000 to local councils and not-for profit organisations, to help groups across South Australia publicly celebrate the anniversary and recognise the importance of this achievement throughout 2019. A total of $125,000 will be available.

    Celebration activities need to be delivered to the community by 31 December 2019.

    There are groups of people in our communities who often don’t have the chance to tell their stories. Recognising that it is important for everyone to see a reflection of their lives in history and in future opportunity, initiatives that reflect and/or engage the stories of women from groups such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women; women with disability; and women from diverse backgrounds such as refugee or migrant women will be assessed as a priority group. However, all applications will be carefully considered, in accordance with the evaluation process.

    Applications close on 15 February 2019 at 2:00PM Adelaide time.

    Click here to find out more about the community grants on the Tenders SA website

    Click here to access info on the OFW website about women's suffrage in SA

    Guidelines for the community grants are available here

    Information Session

    Have questions? An information session will be held on Wednesday 30 January 2019 at 3pm. To register for the information session please email Leah.Puletama2@sa.gov.au before 9am Wednesday 30 January 2019.

    Successful applications will be announced on 8 March 2019.

    Office for Women eNews - WIS turns 40 - oral histories and timeline launched

    Office for Women eNews - WIS turns 40 - oral histories and timeline launched

    Office for Women eNews - WIS turns 40 - oral histories and timeline launched

    Friday 17 August 2018

    WIS began as the Women’s Information Switchboard, originally located in the Institute Building on Kintore Ave and was opened by the then South Australian Premier Don Dunstan on 10 July 1978. In 1995 the Switchboard was renamed the Women’s information Service and relocated to Station Arcade in 1997. WIS is currently located at 101 Grenfell Street.

    To celebrate 40 years of empowering South Australian women, we are proud to launch the WIS Interactive Digital Timeline, and as part of the WIS History Project, 24 oral histories gathered from prior WIS volunteers and staff. These products provide an inside look at the beginnings, context and inner workings of WIS as it developed over the decades.

    Click here to find out more about the WIS Oral Histories.

    Click here to find out more about the Interactive Digital Timeline.

    We are honoured to pay tribute to all the women who have worked and volunteered at WIS over the years, and will be continuing to celebrate these 40 years of WIS over the coming months.

    Stay tuned to the WIS social media channels to find out about ongoing celebrations for the 40th anniversary of WIS!

    Social Media

    WIS Facebook

    WIS Twitter

    WIS Pinterest

    Office for Women eNews - 40 Years of the Women's Information Service

    Office for Women eNews - 40 Years of the Women's Information Service

    Office for Women eNews - 40 Years of the Women's Information Service

    Tuesday, 10 July 2018

    Today, on 10 July 2018, the Women's Information Service celebrates 40 years of continuous service to the women of South Australia.

    Over the past 40 years, the service has provided a free information, referral and support service for all women in South Australia. Being the first of its kind in Australia, it inspired the establishment of other women’s information service providers across Australia. Today WIS remains the longest running service of this nature in Australia.

    WIS began as the Women’s Information Switchboard, originally located in the Institute Building on Kintore Ave and was opened by the then South Australian Premier Don Dunstan on 10 July 1978. In 1995 the Switchboard was renamed the Women’s information Service and relocated to Station Arcade in 1997. WIS is currently located at 101 Grenfell Street.

    Over the years WIS has adapted to changing social and technological conditions in order to provide the best possible service to South Australian women, including joining popular social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. These accounts are proving ever more popular and are a great way to keep up with the workings of WIS and policy partners the Office for Women. Click on the links below to see what WIS and OFW are up to, and keep up to date with initiatives for women in South Australia.

    Congratulations to WIS on 40 years of continuous service, and thank you to all the volunteers and staff that have played such an integral part in the workings of the service over that time.

    Stay tuned to the WIS social media channels for more celebrations over the next few months!

    Addressing Domestic and Family Violence eNews - Current Editions

    Office for Women eNews - Addressing Domestic and Family Violence eNews - 6 February 2019

    Office for Women eNews - Addressing Domestic and Family Violence eNews - 6 February 2019

    Office for Women eNews - Addressing Domestic and Family Violence eNews - 6 February 2019

    Welcome to the Office for Women Addressing Family Violence eNews Bulletin

    Categories of information provided in this bulletin are as follows:

    News

    New South Australian domestic violence laws come into effect

    New laws targeting the perpetrators of domestic violence have come into effect, giving authorities stronger tools to tackle repeat and serious offenders. A new stand-alone criminal offence of strangulation will come into force as well as tougher penalties for repeated breaches of intervention orders.

    Read more about these new domestic violence laws here.

    Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme

    South Australia's Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) provides an avenue for a person who may be at risk of domestic violence to get information about their partner or former partner, to help make decisions about their safety and the future of the relationship.

    A request for information can be made by either:

    • the person who is feeling unsafe in their relationship or about their former partner, or
    • a person concerned about the welfare of someone they know.

    Click here to find out more about the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme on the SAPOL website.

    Please note: the DVDS is an early intervention and prevention initiative. It is not an emergency response service. In an emergency dial 000. For non-urgent police assistance dial 131 444.

    OurWatch resource - Unpacking Violence

    A new OurWatch resource has been released titled 'Unpacking Violence', a storytelling resource for understanding non-physical forms of abuse and the gendered drivers of violence against women. This resource has been developed to support prevention practitioners in their work to increase understanding that all forms of abuse are serious.This resource consists of seven short narratives that can be used to demonstrate and unpack non-physical forms of abuse. The narratives cover a range of situations and forms of non-physical abuse and are a powerful way to challenge myths, highlight gendered norms, practices and structures, and engage the audience with the gendered drivers and essential actions.

    Click here to find out more about the OurWatch resource Unpacking Violence.

    Review into higher education response to sexual assault and harassment released

    The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) has released its review into the Australian higher education sector’s response to tackling the issues of sexual assault and sexual harassment. The review has found Australian universities to be moving in a positive direction, with significant work being undertaken to ensure student wellbeing and safety are both enhanced and protected, and that relevant standards are being effectively upheld.

    Click here to find out more and to read the review.

    News articles

    Domestic violence victims suffer in silence from brain injury

    Trump administration 'rolling back women's rights by 50 years' by changing definitions of domestic violence and sexual assault

    Migrant women are particularly vulnerable to technology-facilitated domestic abuse

    Banks are enabling economic abuse. Here's how they could be stopping it.

    Research and Reports

    Intimate Partner Violence in Australian refugee communities

    This paper looks at what is currently known about intimate partner violence in Australian refugee communities, and what service providers can do to ensure appropriate support is available to this client group. The first half of the paper provides a scoping review of current research. The second half of the paper looks at real-life case studies of service practice through consultations with organisations of importance to refugee communities in Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria.

    Click here to find out more about the AIFS report on intimate partner violence in Australian refugee communities.

    ABS Directory of Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence Statistics

    The Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) Directory of Family, Domestic, and Sexual Violence Statistics (the Directory) aims to improve awareness and utilisation of family, domestic, and sexual violence data collected by or on behalf of Australian governments, by providing a single repository of publicly available data sources.

    Since the previous issue of the Directory (released in 2013), there have been changes to the policy and information environment surrounding family and domestic violence. As a result, the 2018 release of the Directory provides an updated and expanded repository of information. Furthermore, the 2018 Directory includes information about sexual violence data sources for the first time.

    Click here to find out more about the 2018 ABS Directory of family, domestic and sexual violence statistics.

    Survey seeking women receiving support from a men's behaviour change program

    The purpose of this research is to understand how Men's Behaviour Change Programs (MBCPs) support women and children through their partner contact practice. This survey is part of a larger national study. In this survey, women receiving support from a MBCP are being invited to complete an anonymous, on-line survey about their experiences.

    Click here to find out more about the Curtin University survey into how men's behaviour change programs support women and children

    Building knowledge and capacity about culturally and linguistically diverse communities - Adelaide session

    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (2013–2017) identified Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities as a sub-group of Australia’s population that we know very little about. To help heed the call on building knowledge and capacity in the services sector, a cultural competency education program has been developed by Dr Pooja Sawrikar at Griffith University, and will be delivered in Adelaide on Friday 29 March 2019. Follow the link below to register.

    Click here to register for the child sexual abuse and CALD communities education program in Adelaide.

    Curtin University research into women who use force in a family context

    A survey is being conducted as part of the Women Who Use Force in a Family Context project, which aims to gather information from workers to establish a practice framework for programs that respond to women who use force in Australia. This survey aims to improve understandings of the workforce capacity of the current community services sector in responding to women who use force, by exploring current responses, knowledge of programs and workforce requirements for more effective responses.

    Click here to participate in the survey into women who use force in a family context

    AWAVA Primary Prevention Survey

    The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) are conducting a survey of primary prevention activities across Australia.

    Click here to find out more about the AWAVA primary prevention survey.

    This survey closes on 15 February 2019.

    Courses and Programs

    Resumé builder workshop for women who have experienced domestic/family violence

    This one day free workshop is for women who have experienced domestic or family violence at any point in their lives. Women who attend will get support in a safe environment to explore creating their resumé with up to date template advice and how to write compelling content. Only 8 places are available for the March workshop which will be held at a central location (address provided on registration). Laptops are provided for women to use during the workshop. All participants will take home a Resumé Builder pack with a USB and templates. Participants also get individual follow up support on creating their resumé.

    Date: Wednesday 6 March 2019
    Time: 9:30am - 2pm

    For further information or bookings contact the Zahra Foundation on 8352 1889.

    DV-Alert Workshops

    DV-Alert offers workshops to build the knowledge and capacity of community frontline workers to provide appropriate support to women and children in Australia. Training focuses on a range of topics related to domestic and family violence including Indigenous family violence, violence against people with disabilities, and new migrants.

    Click here to find out more about DV-Alert workshops in your area.

    AVERT Family Violence Basics Course

    The AVERT Family Violence training package is an innovative, multi-disciplinary training package in responding effectively to family violence designed for workers at all levels within the community services, health, family law and human services sectors. Developed by Relationships Australia SA, the course offers knowledge about perpetrators, drawn from current research and professional expertise, as well as an overview of the principles underpinning effective responses.

    Click here to find out more about the AVERT Family Violence course.

    Child Focused Training for the homelessness and domestic/family violence sectors

    Relationships Australia SA have developed a range of training and workshops for those working in the homelessness and domestic/family violence sectors, delivered by Together4Kids. All training is free of charge.

    Click here to find out more about child focused training for the homelessness and domestic/family violence sector.

    Women's Information Service programs

    Family Court Support program

    The Women's Information Service coordinates the free Family Court Support program providing trained volunteers to accompany women to the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court in Adelaide. Family Court Support volunteers attend a comprehensive training program and are experienced with the court processes and in accompanying women to court.

    Click here to visit the Family Court Support program webpage.

    Zahra Foundation Financial Counsellor at WIS

    The Zahra Foundation Outreach at the Women’s Information Service (WIS) provides women affected by domestic and family violence with the chance to meet with a specialist financial counsellor.

    The outreach service is available at WIS on alternate Thursdays from 10am to 4pm. Women are welcome to visit or phone WIS and chat to the Financial Counsellor while she is onsite. Or, you can make an appointment with the Zahra Foundation office by phoning 08 8352 1889.

    Visit the Women's Information Service website for more information.

    Support services

    Should anything contained in this eNews raise any personal issues for you please contact one of the following support services:

    1800 RESPECT - 1800 737 732

    Lifeline - 13 11 14

    Domestic Violence Crisis Line (SA) - 1800 800 098

    Addressing Domestic and Family Violence eNews - DVDS

    Addressing Domestic and Family Violence eNews - DVDS

    Addressing Domestic and Family Violence eNews - DVDS

    The South Australian Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) trial is due to go live next week, Tuesday 2 October.

    The DVDS helps people who may be at risk of domestic violence to find out if their current or former partner has a history of violence.

    It is a one-year trial being held across the state, involving South Australia Police, the Attorney-General’s Department, the Office for Women and Women’s Safety Services SA.

    It follows previous consultation conducted through the Domestic Violence Discussion Paper in 2016 and aligns with the ongoing state-wide consultation around stronger domestic and family violence protections.

    It is an important initiative to help people at risk make informed decisions about their safety and/or the safety of their children, seek assistance, undertake safety planning, and/or decide whether or not to remain in the relationship.

    A third party (such as a family member, friend or service provider) can also make application for a disclosure to be made by police to the person they perceive to be at risk.

    You can share this information with your networks and encourage them to promote the scheme to people who may have concerns about safety in a relationship.

    The DVDS flier and the poster are available on the SA Police website. If you would like more information about the DVDS, or would like to access FAQs, posters or the flier, please visit www.police.sa.gov.au/your-safety/dvds

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