Queer Family Violence Sector Network
The Queer Family Violence Sector Network (QFVSN) aims to improve access and service provision for LGBTQ people experiencing or using family violence.
What we do
The Queer Family Violence Sector Network (QFVSN) is a collaborative peer support network of people from the LGBTQ family violence and related sectors who come together to share knowledge and resources on improving access and service provision for LGBTQ people experiencing or using family violence.
QFVSN offers its members access to:
- a regular newsletter,
- forums and workshops for the sector,
- quarterly meetings,
- networking opportunities and
- a wealth of LGBTIQ family violence resources.
QFVSN does not provide direct family violence services.
For local family violence services that support LGBTQ people, click here
Who can join?
Membership to QFVSN is open to people who;
- work directly with LGBTQ people who are experiencing/using family violence
- support staff who work directly with LGBTQ people experiencing/using family violence
- work on policy and continuous improvement within my organisation which works with LGBTQ people
- work in family violence prevention
- work in a role that is a specific project role related to LGBTQ family violence
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The following resources are intended only as a reference. If you’d like to understand how they are put into practice please get in touch with us below.
Rainbow Health Australia - Pride in Prevention Messaging Guide
Rainbow Health Australia - Pride in Prevention Evidence Guide
ARCSHS - Private Lives 3
VEOHRC - Guidelines for Family Violence Services in LGBTIQ & the Law
ACON - Sorting it Out: GBTIQ Men's Attitudes and Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault
Family Safety Victoria - Everybody Matters: Inclusion and Equity Statement
Family Safety Victoria - Mapping the Journeys of LGBTIQ people experiencing Family Violence
Power and Control Wheel for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Relationships
Local Family Violence Services
Rainbow Door (Switchboard Victoria)Visit Website
Connecting all LGBTIQA+ people to the services we need (including family violence support). Rainbow Door is a free service that you can call, email or text.
Say It Out LoudVisit Website
Say It Out Loud provides information and guidance relating to sexual, family and intimate partner violence, as well as a service directory for LGBTQ-friendly family violence support options in Australia.
If you are unsafe now, please call Triple Zero (000)
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