Action Research Support – QLD project summaries
ACCESS Community Services Limited
Project contact: Chantal Gallant
The project was developed with outcomes in mind that would empower CALD communities, improve cohesion among organisations and communities and build capacity solutions to reduce violence against women. There are four main components to this project: Regional Summit; Blueprint for Action; Community Resilience Strategy; and Best Practice Toolkit.
The Community Resilience Strategy (CRS), which is the baseline of the project, strives to build sector capacity and include CALD community leaders and active members to promote awareness of DFV within their communities. An action research methodology has been implemented for this section of the project to capture learnings and findings that will inform best practices. The CRS investigates if a multicultural workforce can effectively connect CALD communities to DFV support services.
Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service
Project contact: Sandi
This project is a federally funded leadership program aimed at engaging broader community members, business and local community organisations and groups in creating and nurturing a culture of intolerance towards domestic violence.
The project aims to engage the broader community in an effort to help clubs, organisations and businesses navigate what they can and might do as bystanders to address domestic and family violence in a way that is practical, supportive and safer for everybody. The project is across three communities in Tropical North Queensland including Cairns, the Tablelands and Innisfail.
Partnerships include community groups, sporting clubs, small business and religious organisations – not your ‘usual suspects’.
Save the Children
Project Contact: Kylie Robertson
The project aims to mobilise six communities (Bainsdale, Kununurra, Palmerston, Gayndah/Munduberra, Normanton and Doomadgee) to develop a local Domestic and Family Violence action plan. Plans will include practical actions to increase community awareness, engage local resources to prevent and intervene and improve connections between service providers.
Partnerships include Community Elders and Leaders, community members, health and community service providers, police, schools, local government and business.
Project contact: Grace Williams
YFS and a wide range of partner organisations will support 12 youth ambassadors from diverse backgrounds to design and implement digital communication strategies, peer education and events that inform young people on how to “draw the line” on abusive and offensive behaviour that contributes to domestic violence.
“Don’t Be a Bad Apple” – youth-generated animated clips. Young people in Logan City who are leading discussions and actions towards ending gender-based violence in their region, have teamed up with Griffith Film School to produce a series of animated clips that challenge harmful behaviours in relationships.