Wear It Purple Day 2021

Join the team at DVAC in wearing purple on August 27 and starting conversations online and in person that show support for rainbow young people in Ipswich, Toowoomba and beyond.

Write a Revolution – “Fight Like a Girl” Poetry Slam

Studio 188 188 Brisbane Street, Ipswich, Queensland

The Domestic Violence Action Centre invites young people, aged 15–25, to join this brilliant opportunity to work with award winning and professional poet Anisa Nandaula and Sinéad Nunan, where you will workshop poetry writing & ‘slam’ performance, whilst exploring ideas about what it means to “Fight Like a Girl” in 2021. Let’s challenge gender stereotypesContinue reading "Write a Revolution – “Fight Like a Girl” Poetry Slam"

Free

Reclaim the Night

Toowoomba Library Level 3, 155 Herries St, Toowoomba, Queensland

Bring along your placards and voices for the right to be heard and to be safe. We will be marching approx. 1.5km chanting to raise awareness of sexual violence and abuse. Meet at Village Green in front of Toowoomba Library.

Practice Development Workshops: Workshop 1

Online via Teams

Workshop 1 – Understanding and Recognising DFV Understanding domestic and family violence (DFV) DFV legislation and relevant relationships Forms of abuse and the cycle of violence Coercive control Effects of abuse on adults, children and young people Identifying and talking about DFV DFV screening tips Note: registrations have now closed as we are fully booked.Continue reading "Practice Development Workshops: Workshop 1"

Free

Remembrance Day Ceremony 2022

d'Arcy Doyle Place Darcy Doyle Pl, Ipswich, Queensland

Domestic Violence Remembrance Ceremony May is recognised as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic and Family Violence is a growing issue in our community with many women and families impacted by its devastating effects. Remembrance ceremonies are held every year by Domestic Violence services across the country to remember those people who have been killed inContinue reading "Remembrance Day Ceremony 2022"

Free

Practice Development Workshops: Workshop 2

Online via Teams

Workshop 2 - Introduction to DFV Risk Assessments and Safety Planning High Risk Indicators of Homicide General Risk Indicators Strangulation Introduction to Risk Assessments Introduction to Safety Planning Note: registrations have now closed as we are fully booked. Please keep checking our events page and social media for an announcement of the next series ofContinue reading "Practice Development Workshops: Workshop 2"

Free

Practice Forum

Brothers Leagues Club 20 Wildey Street, Raceview, Queensland

Guiding Principles of Gendered Violence and Foundations of DFV Join us at this Practice Forum to learn about the drivers of gendered violence. International and national research consistently finds that gendered violence is driven by gender inequality. Once we have a better understanding of the causes of gendered violence, we can work together to prevent it.Continue reading "Practice Forum"

$10 – $30

Practice Forum: July

Booval, Ipswich Queensland

Common Risk and Safety Framework Overview What to expect: This practice forum will provide an overview of the Common Risk and Safety Framework and how it can be implemented across agencies and the broader community. We are pleased to announce that the Integration Manager for Ipswich from the Office for Women and Violence Prevention willContinue reading "Practice Forum: July"

Red Rose Rally

We must do more to Change the Ending:  Let’s Stop Domestic Violence Deaths! Domestic Violence Action Centre (DVAC) in conjunction with Red Rose Foundation will be holding a silent Red Rose Rally on Thursday 1 September 2022, 12:30 – 1:00pm at Toowoomba - Civic Square (beside City Hall), Ruthven St, Toowoomba and; Ipswich:  Beside IpswichContinue reading "Red Rose Rally"

Practice Forum: September

Brothers Leagues Club 20 Wildey Street, Raceview, Queensland

Common Risk and Safety Framework – Using the Level 1 Tool What to expect: The Level 1 Tool is a screening tool designed to be used by any person who may meet someone who has experienced, or is experiencing, domestic and family violence (DFV). This Forum is aimed at professionals in generalist services, including butContinue reading "Practice Forum: September"

$10 – $30

Practice Forum November

Brothers Leagues Club 20 Wildey Street, Raceview, Queensland

Common Risk and Safety Framework – Using the Level 2 Risk Assessment and Safety Planning Tool What to expect: This Practice Forum will guide professionals in government and non-government support services to use the Level 2 Risk Assessment and Safety Planning Tool component of the Common Risk and Safety Framework (CRASF). The tools provide resourcesContinue reading "Practice Forum November"

$10 – $30

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