Resources for Family Violence & Child and Family Services Workers
If you are a Family Violence (FV) specialist or a Child & Family Services worker and a client requires/requests counselling/group work –
- you may be able to manage these in the context of your role
- you may need to access additional resources on counselling/group work
- you many wish to have secondary consults with a counsellor or service provider
- you may need to refer your client to a counselling service or a group service provider
Referring clients to Counselling and Groups
Across the Bayside Peninsula many organisations offer therapeutic work through group sessions that focus on a particular theme.
There are a number of organisations that are funded to provide family violence counselling in the Bayside Peninsula region, with all referrals to be made via The Orange Door
Various counselling and group services are available in Bayside Peninsula and across Victoria that you can refer a client to – visit the Groups page for referral details.
Resources for Counsellors
If you are a counsellor and a client discloses that they are experiencing family violence (FV) or you believe FV is an issue, you need to be able to respond appropriately – visit our Understanding Family Violence page to learn about:
- what FV is
- how to identify FV
- how to respond within Victoria’s MARAM Framework
- understanding information sharing legislation
General Counselling Resources & Research
- Code Of Practice For Specialist Family Violence Services For Victim-Survivors (2020) Guidance to inform service design and continuous quality improvement. (Domestic Violence Victoria)
- The Practice Standards for Family Violence Counselling and Support Programs for Women and Children (2008) Tool for reflective practice by practitioners and organisations as part of their ongoing quality review and service development commitments. (Department of Human Services)
- Women and Domestic Violence: Standards for Counselling Practice Practical framework for specialised counselling practice for women who have experienced domestic violence. (Salvation Army Crisis Service Inner South Domestic Violence Service)
- Healing, Together The Counselling and Support Alliance’s manual, which sits alongside Collected Wisdom, draws together learnings from one-off group work projects from the northern region.