Hi all,

Couple of updates for you: 
By now you would have received the calendar invite for our upcoming Network meeting on Thursday 29th October at 2pm (via Zoom). You can find the meeting agenda attached in the Events section below. For those of you who are new to the Network and have never attended a meeting before, it is a chance for those working in the family violence and LGBTIQ sectors to come together, get service updates, collaborate on projects and events which will improve service access for LGBTIQ victim survivors and perpetrators of family violence and network across the sectors.

We are bursting to the seams with ideas for forums, workshops and collaborative spaces for 2020-2021 and would love to hear from you all at the meeting as to what you're needing to continue improving the LGBTIQ family violence sector.

Also the LGBTIQ Homelessness and Family Violence Project has released a few video resources to help workers and LGBTIQ+ young people, which you can find below.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the next meeting on Zoom!
Warm regards,

Shamini Joseph
Queer Family Violence Sector Network


QFVSN Meeting 29th October

Check your inbox for our calendar invite for the upcoming Network meeting on Thursday 29th October at 2pm (via Zoom) and download the agenda below. 
Download Meeting Agenda


The LGBTI Homelessness and Family Violence Project, coordinated by Ash Shanahan at Wombat Housing, and in collaboration with Zoe Belle Gender Collective, has released a series of videos targeted at case workers and young people about what family violence, homelessness and mental health issues looks like for LGBTIQ+ young people, and how and where LGBTIQ+ young people can get help. Feel free to share around and check out the Project Page below for more info.
LGBTI Homelessness and Family Violence Project page

Information for young people

This LGBTI Homelessness and Family Violence Project video explores what services exist to support young LGBTIQ+ people experiencing family violence, homelessness &/or mental health issues. It will discuss what you can expect when you get support from these services & what your rights are.


New to the Network? Here's a bit of a starter pack for you

QFVSN Dropbox (minutes, resources, etc)
QFVSN Terms of Reference
LGBTIQ+ Family Violence Resources

Got time for a quick survey? Tell us why you joined the Network and what you'd like to see from us here.

Webinar: Rainbow Door Referrals and Consultations 101

QFVSN will be hosting a short interactive webinar on Thursday 12th November 2pm with Libby Jamieson from Switchboard Victoria. The session will breakdown how to refer to Rainbow Door, what services and referral pathways they can offer LGBTIQA+ victim-survivors of family violence, and what you can expect from a secondary consultation with Rainbow Door. Register below.
Register here

Information for case workers

This LGBTI Homelessness and Family Violence Project video will provide you with some information about what family violence, homelessness &/or mental health issues might look like amongst LGBTIQ+ young people and some things you need to keep in mind when working with them.

Research Matters: What does LGBTIQ mean?

Rainbow Health Victoria and the Australian Research Centre for Sex, Health and Society have put together a short evidence brief explainer about the concepts of sex, gender and sexuality, and what lies underneath the definitions collected together in the LGBTIQ acronym. Download below.
Download here
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