Welcome to the No To Violence, Male Family Violence Prevention Association website.
16 Days of Activism
November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the first day of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence that ends on December 10, Human Rights Day. Read about how men can contribute in sensitive and gender-aware ways.
New NTV journal
The first edition of NTV’s new journal, Ending Men’s Violence Against Women and Children, has now been published, featuring eleven articles covering practice, policy and research. Find out more.
NTV recently provided our views to the Victorian government on opportunities to strengthen accountability for men who use family violence. Read more.
System now in crisis
No To Violence has written to the Minister for Community Services, Mental Health and Disability Services and Reform about the worsening situation facing Victoria’s Men’s Behaviour Change Programs. Demand pressures appear to have escalated even further since we compiled the report Holding men who perpetrate family violence accountable: A system nearing crisis point earlier this year.
A fourth batch of resources – summary articles, edited transcripts, audio and PowerPoint presentations plus notes – from last year’s No To Violence conference is now online. They have been developed for practitioners, program managers and policy workers who did not attend the conference, as well as for those who did but wish to revisit a workshop they participated in or to learn from one they missed. Find out more.
Men’s Referral Service for NSW
Following the announcement of New South Wales government funding, the Men’s Referral Service will provide telephone counselling, information and referral advice to men who use violent and abusive behaviours towards their partner, former partner(s) or children.
- NTV Notes / MRS MouthPeace October-November 2013
- Violent men turned away from help programs
Family violence perpetrators are being turned away from programs to change men’s behaviour, with half of those offered in Melbourne no longer taking referrals. Read the full story in The Age
- Fathers, family violence and intervention challenges
NTV is proud to be an industry partner in this exciting, three-year, multi-state research program. Read more.
- NTV-MRS Newslinks Update November 2013
- NTV statement on Violence Free Families research
- Downloadable resource library
Initially stemming from the 2012 conference, NTV is building – and regularly updating – a collection of practice and policy resources categorised across 12 themes.
- Managing waiting lists
As the gap between demand and capacity continues to widen, waiting lists are becoming a fact of life in Men’s Behaviour Change Program service delivery in Victoria.
- Program length and intensity.
In recent years, consensus is building that programs need to be longer than the minimum outlined in existing Australian minimum standards frameworks.
- Engaging men in child protection
NTV and Red Tree Consulting have written a practice resource for child protection workers about engaging and responding to men who perpetrate family and domestic violence. This was developed for the West Australian Department for Child Protection (DCP). Download the resource (this links to the WA DCP website).
- Towards Safe Families: A Practice Guide for Men’s Domestic Violence Behaviour Change Programs
No To Violence (NTV) and Red Tree Consulting have written a comprehensive practice guide for the New South Wales government on planning and delivering men’s behaviour change programs (MBCPs). It provides an up-to-date account of acceptable and optimal practice in conducting this work. Download the practice guide and supporting documents from the NSW Lawlink website.
What Men Can Do is a website about how men can respond to and prevent men’s violence against women. It is for those who want to be more active in opposing men’s violence against women and children, men such as White Ribbon Day ambassadors and other male allies. By working through each section, you can listen, learn and understand, then reflect before moving on to act.
If you would like information and help from a telephone counsellor, please contact the Men’s Referral Service on 1300 766 491. Find out more about how the service can assist you.