Council Contribution to Domestic Violence Manual for Community Workers

Bayside Council has contributed to the creation of a Domestic Violence Manual for community workers.

A front line worker’s response to a person disclosing domestic violence can have profound implications for how that person moves on from the violence.

In recognition of this, Bayside, Randwick, Waverley and Woolahra Councils partnered with the Eastern Suburbs Domestic Violence Network, The Deli and Counterpart to create the manual 'Domestic Violence: The basics for community workers’. The manual explains what domestic violence is, including the dynamics, how to respond to disclosures, and the assistance that is available.

Page 11 is a resource with local services that can assist with domestic violence concerns.

Domestic violence is an abusive behaviour by one person to control and dominate another person within a close relationship. It may include physical abuse, social abuse, economic abuse or emotional abuse. It can affect anyone in the community, regardless of gender, sexual identity, race, age, culture, ethnicity, religion, disability or economic status. Domestic violence has profound negative consequences for the lives of children, individuals, families and communities.

Anyone in immediate danger should call 000.

Published on: Wed, 08/01/2020 - 16:14
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