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Family Dispute Resolution Through a Trauma-Informed Lens

FDR through a trauma informed lens or (TFDR) is a program that builds from existing understanding of family violence (including AVERT) and training programs in working with vulnerable parties. It considers how FDRPs, lawyers and others can work in new ways, taking into account the impacts of trauma on the capacity of clients to participate in negotiation and decision making, giving instructions, receiving information, taking advice, or just being in the same room as an ex-partner. The training is interactive and skills based and presents a variation to traditional models of FDR and interviewing that may create the space for people who are easily triggered into “hyper” and “hypo” arousal to f

Royal Commission into Family Violence

On Sunday, 22 February 2015, the Governor, His Excellency, the Hon. Alex Chernov AC QC, signed the letters patent appointing former Justice Marcia Neave AO as Commissioner and Patricia Faulkner AO and Tony Nicholson as Deptuy Commissioners to the Royal Commission into Family Violence. In keeping with its terms of reference, the Royal Commission aims to make recommendations which: Foster a violence-free society Reduce and aim to eliminate family violence Prevent the occurrence and escalation of family violence Build respectful family relationships Increase awareness of the extent and effects of family violence Reinforce community rejection of the use of family violence Ensure the safety of pe

Family and Domestic Violence Strategy - Australian Government Human Services

An announcement from the Minister for Human Services In July, the Minister for Human Services Senator the Hon. Marise Payne announced frontline staff will receive extra family and domestic violence training.The training will enhance DHS staff’s skills to recognise, respond and refer people affected by family and domestic violence to appropriate support services. Frontline staff are often the first point of contact for people affected by family violence so it’s vital they can quickly identify customers at risk and offer them appropriate assistance and support. The department touches the lives of many Australians through the delivery of health and welfare payments and services, and recognises

Malcolm Turnbull boosts domestic violence funding

The Prime Minister has announced a $100 million package for domestic violence. This includes funding to trial GPS trackers for perpetrators, special safe phones for victims and other measures — like CCTV cameras — to boost security of women at home. There is also additional funding to address violence in Indigenous communities as well as for 1800 RESPECT and MensLine and a program which teaches school students about respectful relationships.

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