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
In 2018 inTouch received funding from the Victorian Government through the Free From Violence fund to undertake the Capacity Building in Primary Prevention within Faith Based and Arts Setting Project.
From July 2018 to June 2019, the project tested and evaluated innovative approaches to building the capacity of ethno-specific organisations in undertaking primary prevention of family violence and gender equality initiatives within the City of Greater Dandenong and neighbouring local government areas of Melbourne.
inTouch was delighted to partner with 10 organisations that came together monthly at the Empowering Community Network meetings. Members of the network planned and discussed their prevention projects and participated in the capacity building sessions in family violence prevention.
inTouch is currently working on developing resources to share on key learnings from the project and best practice guidelines for prevention activities.
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