Online resources

This page includes links to some of the many wonderful online educational materials available in Australia and the US. Especially useful are all of the webinars that are archived on some of these sites. This is a good source of information about research that is accessible to people who don’t have access to journal articles via a university library. Many of the webinars translate research for practitioners so they provide an accessible perspective on current research.

Australia

Another Closet

Information about domestic violence and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people. Includes resources for services and professionals to assess accessibility and inclusiveness

Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited (ANROWS)

ANROWS publishes literature reviews and other resources on domestic violence in Australia

Australian Institute of Criminology

Australia’s official source for crime reports http://www.aic.gov.au/

Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS)

AIFS has lots of high quality reports on domestic and family violence, including extensive information about the family law reforms and their effects on domestic and family violence

Ask Lois

Archived and upcoming webinars on a variety of topics from Women’s Legal Services NSW. You need to register for an account to view them.

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria

This link is to DVRCV’s knowledge center which contains excellent reports and multimedia resources.

National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counseling Service

1800RESPECT is the National Sexual Assault Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service. It is a confidential online and telephone counselling, information and referral service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

OurWatch

Australia’s prevention resource for domestic violence

Brisbane Domestic Violence Service

The Brisbane Domestic Violence Service (BDVS) is a free and confidential service for people in the Brisbane Metropolitan area who are affected by domestic and family violence. The service supports women, children, family members, same sex couples and others.

United States

Battered Women’s Justice Project Webinars (US)

This link is to BWJP’s recorded webinars. They include information from practitioners, researchers, and researcher/practitioner dialogues. I really love the work BWJP is doing on researcher/practitioner dialogues as well as their custody and DV project and work with battered women charged with crimes.

Futures Without Violence webinars (US)

Archived webinars on a range of DV related topics

Men Stopping Violence (US)

Some great resources for working with men

National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative (US)

The mission of the National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative (NDVFRI) is to provide technical assistance for the reviewing of domestic violence related deaths with the underlying objectives of preventing them in the future, preserving the safety of battered women, and holding accountable both the perpetrators of domestic violence and the multiple agencies and organizations that come into contact with the parties. Check out the webinars.

PreventConnect (US)

Webinars, research reports, podcasts, and training resources

National Institutes of Justice webinars (US)

NIJ has lots of webinars on domestic and family violence on this site. They have a recent focus on the impact of trauma

VAWNET (US)

Great research and training materials on sexual and domestic violence. See especially the Applied Research Papers- short research summaries on key issues- very helpful