The establishment of advisory positions in key mental health and alcohol and drug services across Victoria to provide access to family Violence expertise – RC Rec 98 and 99
This program will provide expertise and support for workers in the MH and AoD sectors to identify and respond to family violence with their clients, whether they are experiencing family violence or perpetrating family violence. The Advisor role is part of a one-year Capacity Building Pilot Program establishing an Advisor in each of the 17 catchments around Victoria. The Advisors will encourage joint practice and collaboration across the three sectors to help provide an enhanced response to family violence. In doing so, Advisors will promote the benefits of a catchment-wide understanding and collaborative response to family violence.
This system development and capacity building work will set the foundations and provide a critical resource for a further 34 Specialist Family Violence Advisors who will be embedded in the MH and AoD sectors, commencing from mid-2018.
This Program will be supported by a Statewide Program Coordinator and a Community of Practice.
Further Information about this Program can be found here