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Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

This practice guidance has been prepared by Djirra for family violence workers who are responding to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing family violence.

Supporting children and young people

Children and young people can be both directly and indirectly affected by family violence. It’s important to recognise children and young people as victim survivors in their own right, not extensions of their parents, or ‘secondary victims’ of family violence.

Supporting people with disability

Information, tips, tools and resources for specialist family violence practitioners to help support positive change and break down barriers to accessing services for people with disability.

Supporting LGBTIQA+ people

People of all genders, sex and sexual orientations can experience family violence. Many experiences of family violence among LGBTIQA+ communities mirror those within heterosexual and cisgendered relationships.

Supporting people from migrant and refugee communities

Victim survivors from culturally, linguistically, and faith-diverse communities in Australia, which includes people from migrant, refugee, and asylum-seeking backgrounds, experience the same forms of family violence as the broader community.

Supporting older people

If you are supporting someone who is older or lives with an older person, it is vital you can recognise elder abuse and respond appropriately. Elder abuse is a form of family violence and can include acts of psychological, financial, cultural, verbal, social, spiritual, sexual, and physical abuse and neglect.

Supporting criminalised women

Victim survivors who have been criminalised experience high rates of family violence and trauma, and the severity and impacts of this violence and trauma can be significant.


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