Covid 19 Resources

COVID-19 and Family Violence

Best Practice Guidelines: Supporting the Wellbeing of Family Violence Workers During Times of Emergency and Crisis: Guidelines developed as a result of findings from a study of practitioners responding to family violence during the 2020 COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria. (Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre & DV Vic/DVRCV)

When Home Becomes the Workplace: family violence practitioner wellbeing and remote service delivery during COVID-19 restrictions: Report regarding wellbeing considerations for Victorian practitioners during COVID-19. (Monash University)

COVID-19 and Family Violence FAQs: A range of resources and information for workers regarding responding to family violence during COVID-19. (The Lookout)

MARAM and Family Violence Training Options During COVID-19: Information about where workers can access MARAM and Family Violence training. (Family Safety Victoria)

MARAM Alignment and COVID-19: Guidance on the MARAM alignment activities that should be prioritised during this period. (Family Safety Victoria)

MARAM Practice Notes: Advice to support professionals responding to increased family violence risk during the COVID-19 period in relation to: Minimum Response for Victim Survivors, Perpetrator-focused and Adolescent Family Violence. (Family Safety Victoria)

MARAM Embedding Guides: Guides to support organisational leaders in the process of aligning to MARAM. (Family Safety Victoria)

COVID-19 Family Violence and Sexual Assault Guidelines (Version 1.0): Overarching guide to inform more detailed planning for Community Service Organisations providing family violence and sexual assault services. (DFFH)

Practitioner Resources

Online Toolkits for Techsafety for Frontline Workers: Resources for Family Violence Agencies wanting to use technology during COVID-19. (Wesnet)

Keeping Perpetrators in View: Online resource providing practical tips during COVID-19. (Safe & Together Institute)

COVID-19: Fathering a Note on Practice: A guide to support practitioners engaging with fathers on their use of family violence during COVID-19. (No To Violence & Kids First)

Working with People who use Family Violence During COVID-19: Webinar for AOD workers whose clients may be perpetrating family violence.

Responding to the Challenges of COVID-19: Guidance for practitioners working with family violence perpetrators. (Respect Phoneline, UK)

Working with Infants and Toddlers in a Family Violence Context amidst COVID-19 Restrictions: Videos and resources for practitioners. (Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare)

LGBTIQ inclusion for COVID-19: Tip Sheet for remote service delivery. (Rainbow Health Victoria)

VACCA Covid Support: Essential services provided by VACCA during Covid.

Community Resources

COVID-19 and Family Violence: Information for victim survivors. (DV ViC)

COVID-19 and Family Violence: Information for family and friends. (DV Vic)

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tips and links to help families manage physical distancing or self-isolation. (The Australian Parenting Website)

Information for Women who are Experiencing Family Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic. (inTouch)

Walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged 5-11 at Dandenong Plaza

General COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Information and Advice: Information, updates and advice about the outbreak of COVID-19 (DHHS)

COVID-19 and the Community Sector: General advice and links to government and other reputable sources (VCOSS)