The ongoing work of family violence reforms in Victoria has highlighted gaps in knowledge about adolescents who use violence in the home and the need for specialist expert advice to enable service providers, professionals, parents and carers to more effectively respond to and support these young people.
Adolescents Who Use Violence In The Home (AVITH) Resource Hub
The Centre has a strong interest in identifying, translating and embedding the best available research and practice expertise to build Victoria’s evidence base in relation to adolescents using violence in the home (AVITH)
This annotated guide provides information about the Adolescent Violence in the Home (AVITH) programs currently operating in Victoria and Australia.
In March 2020, the Centre and FSV co-hosted a symposium that brought together peak bodies, sector leaders, academics and government stakeholders to better understand the nature of this issue and how we can respond earlier to support young people and families.
The AVITH Community of Practice brings together new and existing AVITH providers to strengthen practice through collaboration, discuss key themes and keep up to date with the work being done in this space.
Residential Care Work is the profession with the highest exposure to workplace violence in the child and family services sector.
As a separate project, the Centre has been working in collaboration with Victorian CSOs, the Australian Services Union and WorkSafe Victoria to address this health and safety issue.
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