Day 4 – Amanda, DVCS Staying@Home Employee

Name: Amanda

Position: DVCS Staying@Home Employee

When did you start working with DVCS: April 2015

Why did you want to work with DVCS: Through my work within the sector I  had heard that the organisation had very strong values founded on social justice principles and integrity.  I have not been disappointed.

What do you think is unique about DVCS: The diversity of the professional backgrounds of our staff and our responsiveness and flexibility.

How do you think the DFV landscape has changed over the past year: Services are starting to incorporate a more nuanced understanding of DFV.  Government and non-Government structures are starting to acknowledge that violence is much broader than it’s physical form and that non-physical violence can in many ways be more damaging than physical violence.  Despite this, we still have a long way to go in this area.

What would be the one message you want people to take away from reading about you: Being able to do work you are passionate about is a very powerful thing.  I am very appreciative that I have the opportunity to make a contribution to expanding people’s opportunities for seeking safety and some degree of peace in their lives.