Resource Compendium: Tools, Guidelines and Internal Policy Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Resources: Tools, Guidelines and Internal Policy Development

General | Justice Services | Disability Services | Domestic Violence Services | Sexual Assault Services

General

  • Domestic Violence Resource Centre, Victoria (2007) Getting Safe Against the Odds: Family Violence Affects Women with Disabilities too (a resource for service providers). [pdf]

  • NT Families and Children, (2009) Mandatory Reporting of Domestic and Family Violence: A Toolkit to Help Service Providers Meet the New Reporting Obligations. [pdf]

  • Office of the Senior Practitioner, Department of Human Services Victoria (2010) Medications and Restrictive Intervention Data System FAQs. [pdf]

  • Nancy Smith and Sandra Harrell (2011) Forging New Collaborations: A Guide for Rape Crisis, Domestic Violence, and Disability Organizations. Center on Victimization and Safety, VERA Institute of Justice. [pdf]

    Please note that this document has been developed for use in another country, where the policy and legislative framework may differ.

  • Tasmania Department of Health and Human Services (2006) Personal Relationships and Sexuality Guidelines. [pdf]

  • Tasmania Department of Health and Human Services (2006) Personal Relationships and Sexuality Policy. [pdf]

  • Partners in Prevention (2009) Violence Against Women with Disabilities. [html]

    An opportunity to learn and reflect on our ability to work with young people with disabilities. The statistics show that this is a group that is particularly vulnerable to interpersonal violence. How can we extend our violence prevention practice to include people of all abilities? Please note that this document has been developed for use in another country, where the policy and legislative framework may differ.

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Justice Services (including Police)

  • Australian Federal Police. Interviewing Vulnerable Witnesses Flowchart. [pdf]

  • New South Wales Government Attorney General's Department (2008) Capacity Toolkit: Information for Government and Community Workers, Professionals, Families and Carers in NSW. [pdf]

  • The Law Society of New South Wales (2009) A Practical Guide for Solicitors: When a client's capacity is in doubt. [pdf]

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Disability Services

  • Commonwealth Department of Family and Community Services (2002) Abuse Prevention Strategies in Specialist Disability Services. [pdf]

  • New South Wales Government Attorney General's Department (2008) Capacity Toolkit: Information for Government and Community Workers, Professionals, Families and Carers in NSW. [pdf]

  • Office of the Senior Practitioner (2008) Chemical Restraint: What Every Disability Support Worker Needs to Know. Department of Human Services, Victoria. [pdf] [html]

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Domestic Violence Services

  • Healey, L., Humphreys, C. & Howe, K. (2013) Inclusive Domestic Violence Standards: Strategies to Improve Interventions for Women With Disabilities? Violence and Victim, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 50-68. [You can access this by emailing clearinghouse@unsw.edu.au].

    Abstract: "In this article the authors use a matrix tool to identify minimum standards needed to support the inclusion of women with disabilities within existing domestic violence sector standards. Eight domestic violence codes, standards and guidelines currently in use in Victoria were identified and analysed. It was found that there were major gaps in knowledge, policy and practice that will need significant resourcing to improve services to women with disabilities. For example, only one document that was analysed acknowledged disability as a risk factor increasing the likelihood of experiencing domestic violence. It was also found that only one of the documents indicated that data about a client's disability status was to be collected and no document required the collection of data about the clients' support needs. The authors identify a number of areas for future research and advocacy."

  • Cathy Hoog (2004) Increasing Agency Accessibility For People with Disabilities: Domestic Violence Agency Self-Assessment Guide. Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services, for the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence. [pdf]

    Please note that this document has been developed for use in another country, where the policy and legislative framework may differ.

  • Nancy Smith and Sandra Harrell (2011) Forging New Collaborations: A Guide for Rape Crisis, Domestic Violence, and Disability Organizations. Center on Victimization and Safety, VERA Institute of Justice. [pdf]

    Please note that this document has been developed for use in another country, where the policy and legislative framework may differ.

  • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (1996) Open Minds Open Doors. [pdf]

    Please note that this document has been developed for use in another country, where the policy and legislative framework may differ.

  • New South Wales Government Attorney General's Department (2008) Capacity Toolkit: Information for Government and Community Workers, Professionals, Families and Carers in NSW. [pdf]

  • NSW Women's Refuge Resource Centre (1999) An Open Door NSW Women's Refuge Movement Access & Equity Manual. [pdf]

  • Thunder Bay Independent Living Resource Centre, Canada (2003) What to do When: A Manual for Women with Disabilities who have been abused. [doc]

    Please note that this document has been developed for use in another country, where the policy and legislative framework may differ.

  • Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance. Sexual Violence Awareness Fact Sheet: People with Disabilities. [pdf]

    Please note that this document has been developed for use in another country, where the policy and legislative framework may differ.

  • Women With Disabilities Australia (2007) WWDA Resource Manual on Violence Against Women with Disabilities, including More Than Just a Ramp: A Guide for Women's Refuges to Develop Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) Action Plans [html]
  • From the Website: "In late November 2007, Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) published its Resource Manual on Violence Against Women With Disabilities. The Manual is made up of four booklets and these are:

    1.  ‘A Life Like Mine! – Narratives from women with disabilities who experience violence’
    2.  ‘Forgotten Sisters – A global review of violence against women with disabilities’
    3.  ‘It’s Not Ok It’s Violence – Information about domestic violence and women with disabilities’
    4.  ‘More Than Just A Ramp – A guide for women’s refuges to develop disability discrimination act action plans'

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Sexual Assault Services

  • Nancy Smith and Sandra Harrell (2011) Forging New Collaborations: A Guide for Rape Crisis, Domestic Violence, and Disability Organizations. Center on Victimization and Safety, VERA Institute of Justice. [pdf]
  • Please note that this document has been developed for use in another country, where the policy and legislative framework may differ.

  • New South Wales Government Attorney General's Department (2008) Capacity Toolkit: Information for Government and Community Workers, Professionals, Families and Carers in NSW. [pdf]
  • Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance. Sexual Violence Awareness Fact Sheet: People with Disabilities [pdf]

    Please note that this document has been developed for use in another country, where the policy and legislative framework may differ.

  • Washington Coalition Of Sexual Assault Programs (2003) Proceedings Report of the Community Voices Partners' Meetings On Ending Violence Against Women With Disabilities. [pdf]

    Please note that this document has been developed for use in another country, where the policy and legislative framework may differ.


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