DVNSW recruiting for the CHRISTIE research project using the ‘Safe and Together’ model

Open to specialised DFV and Family Preservation services who currently work collaboratively

Deadline extended to May 13

DVNSW has released an Expression of Interest (EOI) for specialist DFV services working in collaboration with child and family services, to participate in the CHRISTIE research project (Collaboration to Harness Research Involving Safe and Together: Inquiry and Evidence).

Through the project, services have the opportunity to build collaboration between DFV and child and family services to jointly undertake Safe & Together training, engage in communities of practice and apply the Safe & Together model in their work.

Safe and Together is an internationally renowned model of working with families impacted by domestic and family violence. It focuses on:

  • Perpetrator patterns of behaviour
  • The impact on the safety and wellbeing of adult and child victims
  • Partnering with survivors in ways that recognise their strengths and improve their safety.

This is an exciting opportunity to receive free training in the Safe & Together Model and be part of building a strong evidence base in NSW.

Benefits include:

  • Development or enhancement of effective practice with families (with a particular focus on children) at the intersections of DFV, mental health, alcohol and other drugs and child protection issues.
  • Capacity-building workers, management and organisations through:
    • High-quality, internationally recognised training from the Safe & Together Institute.
    • Access to evidence-based tools and resources.
    • Regular Communities of Practice meetings with secondary consultation and coaching.
  • Development and strengthening of collaborative interagency relationships.
  • Opportunities to contribute to evidence-based practice guidance and evaluation through a participatory action research process.
  • Support to develop practice change and contribute to broader policy development

The project is part of ongoing research by the University of Melbourne. ACWA is a partner in this research project and encourages Early Intervention, Targeted Early Intervention and Family Preservation services take up this opportunity.

Watch this video to find out more.

Applications should be made jointly with specialist DFV services in your local area. Click on the button below for more information.