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Parish Resource Kit to support our response to domestic violence

2016 Statement by Victorian Bishops

Parish Brochure - Responding to domestic and family violence
Statement by Bishop Vincent Long, February 2016 
A prayer to end domestic and family violence 

Victorian Government 10 year strategy Transforming our approach, November 2016  

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Domestic Violence
Responding to Domestic Violence - Parish Resource Kit

Following the call of Victorian Bishops, Catholic Social Services Victoria has developed a resource kit for parishes in order to help them better respond to domestic and family violence.
Resource kits are being distributed to every parish in Victoria, plus leading social services organisations. The kits include the following content, which can also be downloaded here:

1.    Introduction Letter

2.    Statement by Bishops of Victoria

3.    'Fast Facts' about victims of violence

4.    A guide for women experiencing violence

5.    A guide for men experiencing violence

6.    A guide for people seeking to change behaviour

7.    A guide for family, friends, workmates to support someone who is being abused

8.    A prayer to end domestic violence

9.    Emergency services and referrals that can help

The following items are for distribution and display:

10.    Overview of Catholic community response to domestic violence

11.    A4 Poster (3 copies)


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