To mark the beginning of the 16-days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence in 2021, an online forum was presented by Warrina DFV Specialist Service, Samaritans and Liberty DFV Specialist Service, Kempsey Families Incorporated Specialist Support Service, supported by Blue Sky Community Services, NSW Police, Department of Communities and Justice, Mid North Coast Local Health District and many other organisations. This followed on from the success of the first such online forum held in 2020.
The forum explored ‘Domestic Violence is Everyone’s Business’ through guest speakers, specialists and community members with lived experience. The two-day forum was held online through YouTube and provided important professional development for the Child and Family Sector.
In addition to the forum, a collection of DFV flow charts called ‘The 5 Rs’ was developed with input from Child and Family Interagency members and specialist DFV services across the Mid North Coast.