Online versions of our fact sheets are available below.
If you would like to receive hard copies please use the resource order form to place your order.
Domestic Violence Workers and the Family Violence Provisions
This is a suite of CDFVR resources to support professionals assisting clients with applications under the family violence provisions in the Migration Regulations 1994. There are three resources available:
1) a brochure that maps the role of domestic violence support workers in supporting clients and their Migration Agents, through the legal process, which includes practice tips and defines key concepts;
2) an A3 poster version of the resource for domestic violence support workers;
and 3) an A3 poster of the legal process for Migration Agents.
Strong women - Hard yarns
Strong women - Hard yarns was developed by CDFVR in collaboration with both its Mackay and state-wide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reference groups. This booklet is designed for three different age groups – young women, middle-aged women and older women. It contains real life stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s experiences of abuse as well as tips to help identify domestic and family violence and to access support as early as possible.
The Young people factsheet is designed to provide mothers with information about what the young people in their family might be thinking and feeling; and how their transition to a strong, resilient adulthood can be affected, by being exposed to domestic and family violence. It provides mothers with strategies to support their daughter/son's journey and lessen the impact of their exposure to domestic violence.
The Children 4-12 factsheet provides mothers with an insight into what their children may be thinking and feeling; and how their behaviour may be affected, if they are exposed to domestic and family violence. It gives mothers strategies to protect their children against the damaging effect that domestic and family violence can have on their lives.
Babies and toddlers
The Babies and toddlers fact sheet is designed to provide mothers and pregnant women with information about the effects of domestic and family violence on babies and toddlers. It enables mothers to identify abusive behaviour and provides strategies for protecting their babies and toddlers against its consequences.
Fact Sheet for Women
The Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, in consultation with its 16-member advisory group, members of the domestic violence sector, Legal Aid Qld and Brisbane Women's Legal Service, has developed a Fact Sheet for Women. This fact sheet is designed to answer questions women frequently ask when they are considering action to take in response to domestic violence (specifically, intimate partner abuse). It is designed to allay fears women may have about attending a domestic violence service by explaining what domestic violence services will and won't do, and also to help women who may not recall responses to all their questions when they do attend a service. The Fact Sheet for Women provides a web link to a wide range of domestic violence and sexual assault support services available in Queensland.
Domestic Violence Goes to Work
The Domestic Violence Goes to Work fact sheet is designed to (a) provide information to employers on how to assist people subjected to domestic violence (predominantly women) in the workplace and best practices for employers to ensure a safe and secure workplace; and to (b) enable an employee to recognise the warning signs when a colleague is being abused at home and how to respond and communicate concerns for their safety.
Are you living in a Respectful Relationship?
This fact sheet about non-physical abuse has been produced by the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research following its research on intimate partner abuse in the Bowen Basin and Mackay region of Central Queensland. This fact sheet provides women with the opportunity to self assess their relationship; it affirms that non-physical abuse has serious effects and that women experiencing such abuse should seek help.
Adolescent to Parent Abuse
The Adolescent to Parent Abuse fact sheet is designed to provide information to families who are experiencing abuse from their adolescent son or daughter. It enables the reader to identify abusive behaviour and provides a range of professional organisations to assist families to seek external support.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family Violence: Facts and Figures
In response to requests from service providers we have adapted our ‘Babies and Toddlers’, ‘Children 4-12 yrs’ and ‘Young People’ factsheets to create an additional suite of resources that are relevant to male perpetrators of domestic and family violence. These factsheets are designed to provide fathers with an insight into the impact their abusive behaviour may be having on their child or family. They provide fathers with information to enable them to play a positive role in their child’s life.
Hard copies of these factsheets are available between August 13 and October 15 only. Orders will be distributed in early November. Click here to order
Thank you to the men of DVConnect who requested these resources and to the service providers who gave us feedback on drafts.