The March 2013 Finding a Way Out: Women and Children Escaping Domestic Violence Edition of Parity

Small Cover March 2013 Edition of Parity

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The Hon Mark Butler MP, Minister for Housing and Homelessness


Letter to the Editor

Terri Aldridge, Project Officer, Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services, WA

Homelessness Australia Update

Nicole Lawder, CEO, Homelessness Australia

Thank You 1 —Professor Chris Chamberlain

Thank You 2 —Travis Gilbert

Emerging from Darkness: We all have the Right to a Beautiful Life

Part 1: Policy

Improving Outcomes for Vulnerable Australian Women and Their Children

Julie Collins MP, Minister for Community Services, Indigenous Employment and Economic Development. Minister for the Status of Women

Domestic Violence and Preventing Homelessness: Legislative Development and Policy Change

Angela Spinney and Alan Harper

Moving Beyond the ‘Quick Fix’ to End Violence Against Women and Girls

Julie Oberin, Chair and Amy Blain, Program Manager, the Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA)

Rising to the Case for Change: Domestic Violence Victoria Facilitating Coordinated Responses to Victorian Government Sector Reform Agenda

Jacinta Masters, Sector Development Officer, DV Vic

Responding to Domestic and Family Violence Driven Homelessness: Opportunities and Risks in the New South Wales Reforms of Specialist Homelessness Services

Taryn Champion, Policy Manager, New South Wales Women’s Refuge Movement and Advisory Group Member for the Australian Women Against Violence Alliance

Finding a Way Out and Staying Out: Facing the Housing Barriers

Amy Blain, Program Manager, the Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) and Alison Macdonald, Policy Officer, Domestic Violence Victoria, (DV Vic)

A Wider Lens: Domestic Violence, Homelessness and Financial Security

Tanya Corrie, Social Policy Researcher, Good Shepherd Youth and Family Service

Women Everywhere Advocating Violence Elimination

Marie Hume, Dr Elspeth McInnes, Kathryn Rendell and Betty Green, Women Everywhere Advocating Violence Elimination Inc.

SmartSafe and the Abuse of Technology

Delanie Woodlock, Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria Research Officer and Amy Webster, Domestic Violence Resource Centre Partners in Prevention Project Coordinator

Part 2: Services

An Early Intervention Response to Homelessness and Family Violence

Families@Home Partnership

A Quiet Experiment in Healing

Gillian E Cohen, Research Associate, School of Public Health, University of Sydney

Same Funding but Diverse Applications Can Work: The Safe @ Home Program in the Northern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne

Karen Hagen, The Salvation Army Crossroads Mary Anderson Family Violence Service

An Alternative Service Model to Meet Individual Needs

Bianca Truman, Organisational Development/Disability Project Manager, Safe Futures Foundation

Women and Children with Disabilities Find a Way Out: A Crisis Brokerage Initiative

Jen Hargrave, Policy Officer, Women with Disabilities Victoria

Getting it All Together

Margaret MacDonald (Major), Network Director Family and Domestic Violence, Women’s Accommodation Services and Manager, The Graceville Centre

Helping Women Navigate Victoria’s Housing Maze

WIRE publishes new easy-to-use Housing Information Booklets for Victorian Women.

NDVS: Working with Children and Young People experiencing Domestic and Aboriginal Family Violence

Julie Felus, Director, NDVS, Dr Anne Morris, Project Consultant and Veronica Sigley, Children and Young Person’s Advocate, NDVS

Refugee Women in Housing Stress and at Risk of Homelessness

Ana Maria Allimant Holas and Kay Johnston, Migrant Health Service SA Health and Natalie Greenland, Shelter South Australia

A Program Which Demonstrates that Collaboration Does Work

Lisa Dunbar, Manager Georgina Martina Inc and Karen Hagen, The Salvation Army Crossroads Mary Anderson Family Violence Service

Through the Eyes of all Children: Child-centred Single Session Counselling after Family Violence

Sally and Stephanie, Children’s Counsellors, Women’s Health West

Crisis, Healthy Minds and Better Outcomes — Health in the North Program

Teresa Pagano and Drew Bishop, Senior Social Workers, North West Area Mental Health Service Share Care Team

Reducing Risk in Adolescent Girls Through Group Music Therapy

Rebecca Fairchild, Registered Music Therapist, Homeless Children’s Specialist Support Service, Bethany Community Support

Marian Community: A Rural Response

Nicole Robinson, Co-ordinator, VincentCare Marian Community Family Violence Service Shepparton

Part 3: Consumer Voice

Consumer Directed Programs Can Make a Real Difference

Vicky Vacondios, CHP Peer Education Support Program Graduate

Part 4: Workforce Development

Recognising Skills, Knowledge and Expertise of Domestic and Family Violence Workers in Western Australia (WA)

Angela Hartwig, CEO Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services (WA)