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A Walk Through Health Evaluation

A Walk Through Health: In November 2020 CFRE commenced a partnership with Wyndham Community & Education Centre (Wyndham CEC) to evaluate their health literacy program, A Walk Through Health. Delivered in partnership with Mercy Health, the program aims to address unmet health and well-being needs of culturally diverse community members in the City of Wyndham. A Walk Through Health and the concurrent evaluation are funded to be delivered until June […]

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There’s no safe place at home report

There’s no safe place at home report:         Everyone deserves to feel safe at home, no matter who they are or whom they love. Unfortunately for many LGBTIQ+ people, their homes are not safe places. Equality Australia and the Centre for Family Research and Evaluation at Drummond Street Services have released a groundbreaking research report on domestic and family violence affecting LGBTIQ+ people, There’s no safe place at […]

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Behind closed doors: Adolescent Violence in the Home (AVITH) during COVID and challenges to come

Behind closed doors: Adolescent Violence in the Home (AVITH) during COVID and challenges to come – As part of drummond street’s ongoing whole-of-family service response to AVITH- through its Young People and Family Violence program, and CFRE’s commitment to evidence building, we have recently partnered with RMIT’s Centre for Innovative Justice (CIJ) to write an ANROWS Issues Paper, which examined the use of adolescent violence in the home during COVID-19 […]

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COVID-19 Response – Message from our CEO Karen Field

We are here and not going anywhere – but how we stay in touch, deliver services may change as the community grapples with responding to COVID-19. This is our message to all our drummond street friends – people who use our services, communities and groups, our amazing workforce, service partners, community organisations, and support groups and suppliers.

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Co-designing family violence prevention initiatives with marginalised communities

    Co-designing family violence prevention initiatives with marginalised communities There is currently a limited evidence base for understanding the drivers of family violence in LGBTI communities. It is understood that LGBTI people experience family and intimate partner violence at the same, if not greater rates than their cisgender, heterosexual counterparts. Research also suggests that family violence against LGBTI people does not occur in a vacuum, but in the context […]

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Paving the Way in Service Delivery Evaluation

CFRE is excited to announce we will be presenting at this year’s FRSA Conference, held 19-22 November 2019! This year’s theme is New Horizons: Building the future, Paving the way. Madeline Gibson will be presenting findings from our most recent drummond street services evaluation. We use monitoring and evaluation to measure and increase service delivery success of our family mental health services across our eight sites in Melbourne. We are […]

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Carnival Day 2019 Survey Results

queerspace and Centre for Family Research and Evaluation (CFRE) are proud to release the data of a survey we held over Midsumma Carnival day in January of 2019 to help provide us with some insight into the services LGBTIQA+ communities are accessing and/or would like to access in their local area. We found some fascinating and also some concerning findings. We surveyed a total of 819 people and below are […]

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Team additions

We are excited to welcome three new masters’ students beginning internships with CFRE this year! These students are joining us from various Melbourne-based universities, and will be focusing on our new research project gaining insight into embedding monitoring, evaluation and learning practices within community service organisations. Some of their research-related tasks will include:• Conducting desktop research and literature reviews;• Contributing to designing data collection strategies;• Assisting the team with analysing […]

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Learning from Victoria’s Family Violence Demonstration Projects

CFRE recently attended a forum staged by Victorian service agencies currently delivering family violence demonstration projects. The purpose of this forum was to build collective knowledge from providers of these projects in relation to understanding and supporting recovery. Hundreds of staff and program managers gathered for a day of discussion, reflection, and future service planning. About the Therapeutic Interventions Pilot program The Victorian Government is currently investing in new ways […]

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Introducing the EMELP study

Research

How do we Embed Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Practices (EMELP) in Family Violence Service Organisations in Australia?   The National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and Their Children 2010-2022 is premised on four foundational elements that aim to underpin the necessary change required for organisations to communally address this issue in Australia. These include: strengthening the workforce; integrating systems and sharing information; improving the evidence base; and tracking performance […]

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