The Royal Commission into Family Violence recommended that there needs to be an increased effort into preventing family violence.
Prevention of family violence is key to inTouch meeting its organisational vision that is culturally diverse families to live free of violence. The role of prevention is to address the attitudes and behaviours before they create harm. At inTouch we work closely with multicultural communities to build their knowledge, skills and capacity to identify and address family violence. In this work we use their language skills and their culture as a strength based response to family violence.
Our prevention work
Our prevention work is expanding with a number of innovative projects. We work with culturally diverse communities to raise awareness on the link of family violence and gender inequality.
We aim to foster respectful relationships through creative community engagement activities.
Free from Violence Project
This project aims to build capacity in primary prevention within arts and faith based settings.
From July 2018 until June 2019, the project will bring together 8 to 10 ethno-specific agencies in the south east of Melbourne.
The agencies will plan, implement and evaluate a minimum of 2 prevention activities within art and/or faith settings in culturally diverse communities.
There will be monthly network meetings focusing on capacity building and skill enhancement in primary prevention.
Father Focus Project
This project aims to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable families and the development of their young children.
The project pays special attention to supporting parents and in particular fathers.