We received an excellent email from 1800 Respect at the beginning of the month with resources around the bush fire disasters and domestic and family violence.
Nicole McMahon stated ‘we know that domestic and family violence increases and that education and awareness are central to providing effective responses. It is therefore timely to share these resources about responding to domestic and family violence in times of disaster, that were developed in collaboration with the Gender and Disaster Pod. We thank them for the work they have done in this area and I encourage you to share this content with your own networks.’
Here’s the resources she’s referencing:
- Understanding violence in times of disaster
- Responding to violence in times of disaster
- Good practice responses to violence in times of disaster
DVNSW continues to work alongside members, peak bodies and government to address the bush fire disasters. We urge any members that are affected to reach out to us and we’ll do what we can to support you during this difficult time.