Domestic and Family Violence Resources

Looking After Me Resource Kit – Penrith Women’s Health Centre auspiced the Looking After Me (LAM) Project – which provided educational/personal growth groups on issues relating to healthy relationships and domestic violence – targeting women with intellectual disability. One of the outcomes from the LAM project was a resource kit that contains visual aids to assist in discussing DV issues with women who have an intellectual disability.

Easy Read Family and Domestic Violence Factsheet – Women’s Community Health Network WA.

You deserve to be safe – A Simple English booklet about Domestic and Family Violence.  The aim of this booklet is to use simple English to describe the range of behaviours that might constitute violence in a relationship and some thoughts about what to do/ and who you might talk to about safety (WWILD).

Staying Safe – A series of self advocacy videos about personal safety (VALID).

Family violence and women with disabilities – Better Health Victoria

Understanding Domestic and Family Violence – online module for health service employees (Qld Health).

Our Right to Safety and Respect Resource (Safeguards Project) – The Safeguards Project aims to increase women with disabilities access to safe, useful and good practice information about their right to safety and respect that builds their confidence, knowledge and actions to identify and seek support if they experience violence and abuse (Women with disability Victoria).

Sunny app – a 1800RESPECT’s app for women with disability who have experienced violence and abuse. Sunny has been co-designed with women with disability to make sure it provides the very best support for the people who use it.

A Future Without Violence: Quality, safeguarding and oversight to prevent and address violence against people with disability in institutional settings – The Australian Human Rights Commission undertook a project on violence against people with disability in institutional settings (June 2018). This report outlines the Commission’s findings and recommendations on the ways in which quality, safeguarding and oversight mechanisms that prevent and address violence against people with disability in institutional settings can be strengthened.

A future without violence for people with disability – Easy Read Report (2018). You have the right to be safe and treated well. Easy Read guide prepared by Council for Intellectual Disability.

Women, disability and violence: Barriers to accessing justice: Final report – This report has been published by Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) (2018). The report presents research that examined how women living with disability worked to seek redress or support after experiencing violence, and the pathways and obstacles they encountered

The Prevalence of Acquired Brain Injury among Victims and Perpetrators of Family Violence – 2018 Report. Brain Injury Australia

What is OK at Home? – The website by Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria provides a place where children and young people can learn how to recognise and understand what family violence is, identify trusted adults and talk to them about it, and find the support and help they need.

“Whatever it takes”: Access for women with disabilities to domestic and family violence services: Final report – A  research report that aims to help tertiary response services to respond effectively to the needs of women with disabilities (August 2017).

Toward quality and safety in disability services: Confronting the ‘Corruption of Care’, Dr Lorna O’Hallahan (2012)

Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence: Summary and Recommendations Report March 2016 (Volume 4, Chapter 31, page 167).

Women with Disabilities Victoria – website.

Tertiary responses to violence and abuse of women and girls with disabilities (2015) – a report from Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) outlines the nature of tertiary responses to violence and abuse for women and young women with disabilities and examines the effectiveness of those responses.

Women with Disability and Family and Domestic Violence – A guide for policy and practice 2015

Good Practice in working with families experiencing family violence – Working together to support children and young people experiencing family violence 2012