6 May 2021 The Board of the ACT Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) is delighted to announce the appointment of Sue Webeck as its new Chief Executive Officer. Ms Webeck joins DVCS with significant experience working in the non-Government sector, having spent over five years working within the area of sexual, domestic and family violence […]
May is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. So what is domestic violence awareness and why is it important? Domestic violence, family violence and intimate partner violence all fall under the same umbrella. It is a term used to describe a pattern of behaviours used by one family member to exert power and control over another family […]
We totally agree. Men need to stop assaulting women. They need to stop assaulting women in the streets, in nightclubs, online, in the workplace and in their home. Just stop. Everywhere. According to the Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia: continuing the national story (2019) report prepared by the Australian Institute of Health and […]
DVCS is overwhelmed with the support received from the ACT community for their Shave for the Brave campaign which ended on 15 March 2021. On Monday 15 March many fantastic people lined up from 6am to shave their hair in a hope to raise $100,000 for DVCS! Those incredibly wonderful people included DVCS Champions, Adam […]
The simple answer to that question is, no. Domestic and family violence is not just about anger or angry outbursts, rather a pattern of behaviours of which angry outbursts are just one dynamic. Domestic and family violence includes physical violence and non-physical violence. Find out more about the different dynamics of domestic and family violence […]
DVCS are excited to launch their online training. Each month a different topic will be covered over a half hour session, with plenty of time for questions at the end. As the session will be held online, you can do it from your office or lounge room and enjoy your lunch at the same time! […]
In December 2020 the brand new website, Say It Out Loud was launched. Say It Out Loud is a dedicated website for members of LGBTIQA+ communities who are impacted by domestic, family and sexual violence. DVCS spoke to Neha Attre in February 2021 about the website. You can read more about that here.
In January, DVCS interim general Manager, Glenda Stevens and Director of Client Services, Dearne Weaver spoke to Karyn Starmer from The Riot Act about coercive control and whether it should be criminalised. You can read more about that here.