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New website dedicated to supporting dads

Men, particularly fathers, often don’t use existing support services or have access to resources that are designed specifically to meet their circumstances and needs. Recognising this, as part of its Support for Fathers project, Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) has recently developed and released a website that is dedicated to supporting fathers across Australia.

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Introduction of Family Law DOORS best practice universal risk-screening

RANSW began using the Family Law DOORS[1] evidence-based risk screening tool in our Children’s Contact Centres in 2017. In July 2018 we introduced the App version administered via IPad, to our six Family Relationship Centres and RANSW mediation services in 5 sites.

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FDR new client pathway

During 2018-19 RANSW made changes to the Family Dispute Resolution client journey, as structured in our existing model. We aimed to provide a more timely and efficient service response by introducing a new 30-minute telephone consultation as the first stage of the pathway, replacing a standard 90-minute office appointment.

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Relationship Tip Sheets

Relationships Australia has developed a new suite of tip sheets about navigating life stages. These tip sheets, prepared in consultation with our counselling staff, are designed to provide some helpful advice about how to navigate some of the milestones we encounter in life.

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Mental health support for Gippsland farming communities

Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) will be one of eight partner agencies, led by Gippsland Lakes Community Health, working to improve access to mental health and wellbeing services for drought affected farming communities in Gippsland.

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African-Australian Community Workshops

Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) recently partnered with the Victoria Police African Australian Community Taskforce to deliver a series of workshops to African Australian community leaders about family violence prevention.

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Communities that Care

For the past two years Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) have played a lead role through their Melbourne Family Relationship Centre in Yarra Communities that Care, a community-led effort made up of over 24 local partner agencies which focuses on supporting the healthy development of children and young people aged eight to 14 across the City of Yarra.

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Let’s Talk

A new initiative by Relationships Australia NSW can help older people and their families tackle challenging issues such as finances and living arrangements before it escalates into extreme conflict or even elder abuse.

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Diversity & Inclusion statement launch

To coincide with National Reconciliation Week, Relationships Australia Queensland (RAQ) hosted an afternoon tea on Tuesday 4 June to launch their new Diversity & Inclusion statement.

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Award winning CHaRRT program building life-changing connections in Rockhampton

Victims of Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) in Rockhampton are benefiting from an award winning multi-agency partnership aimed at improving the safety of victims and their families and holding perpetrators of violence accountable for their actions.

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Mental Health Services Accreditation

Relationships Australia Tasmania has been granted accreditation against the National Standards for Mental Health Services, which will remain valid for three years following the 29th of April, 2019.

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Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Community Network Forum

On May 9, the Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Network (TSPCN) held their annual forum, an essential element of the organisation’s work.

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Tasmanian Life awards

The Tasmanian LiFE Awards were held on 8 May to highlight the Tasmanians who are doing life-affirming work in suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.

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New Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling

Applications are now open for Relationships Australia Victoria’s new Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling CHC81015 (with a focus on Family Violence), commencing for the first time in July 2019.

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Support for Fathers

Relationships Australia Victoria’s Support for Fathers project is developing a new website, resources for young men and fathers, and Professionals’ Toolkit for professionals who work with fathers and families.

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Compass forced adoption services

Relationships Australia Victoria’s Compass Forced Adoption Support Services provide free and confidential emotional and practical support, including with adoption-related issues and how they have affected you, record searching and reuniting with family members.

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Training for our sector that makes a difference

The Australian Institute of Social Relations (RTO 102358) has released two new professional development online courses - Property Law and Practice Skills for Mediators and Working with Seniors – Safeguarding their Interests - as well as, due to demand, opened a mid-year intake for the Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution.

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Helping separated families negotiate medical decisions

When a child requires an extended hospital stay their parents are often faced with a stressful and trying experience as they make decisions regarding their child’s care.

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Relationships Australia to deliver elder abuse service trials

Relationships Australia has been successful in tendering for grants to conduct four elder abuse case management and mediation service trials across Australia.

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GOM

Relationships Australia South Australia has worked closely with a group of 25 young care leavers to launch a ground breaking multi-channel hub, whose goal is to support youth living under Guardianship of the Minister with the transition from care to independent living arrangements.

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Wonthaggi headspace

Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) has officially opened its new headspace centre in Wonthaggi, with the event celebrations well attended by members of the local community and special guests. “RAV has a long history of providing services in Gippsland and providing mental health services, including at headspace Bairnsdale. We’re proud to now be leading a consortium of local organisations to deliver headspace Wonthaggi’s services,” said Dr Andrew Bickerdike, RAV CEO.

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RAQ secures FRAL contract for five years

Relationships Australia Queensland (RAQ) is the successful tenderer to continue to deliver the Family Relationships Advice Line for the next five years.

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National Redress Scheme

Relationships Australia Queensland (RAQ) is now providing Redress Support Services (RSS) to people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse.

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