LGBTIQ Intimate Partner and Family Violence Programs

Rainbow Health Victoria is working with Family Safety Victoria to better equip family violence services to provide safe and inclusive support to LGBTIQ people experiencing intimate partner and family violence.

We are delivering the HOW2 program to all specialist family violence services in Victoria in order to support them to attain Rainbow Tick accreditation.

This project includes funding for an evaluation of the efficacy of large scale ‘whole sector’ LGBTIQ inclusive practice interventions driven and supported by governing or regulatory bodies.

We also offer a professional development module to better equip staff within family violence services to work with LGBTIQ people experiencing family violence.

For more information, please contact:

LGBTIQ Family Violence Network

Rainbow Health Victoria hosts a statewide network of mainstream family violence services and community organisations.
We offer:

  • Forums and seminars on relevant topics to grow the skills and capacities of its member organisations in responding to community needs
  • Quarterly meetings to promote collaboration, share knowledge and resources, and facilitate consultation and advocacy.

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Rainbow Network

Rainbow Network empowers health and human services that work with young people to provide safe, welcoming and inclusive services for young LGBTIQ+ Victorians.

Rainbow Network offers;

  • LGBTIQ+ inclusive practice training
  • Resources about LGBTIQ+ inclusive practice
  • Secondary consultation and referral
  • Regular issues-based forum and professional learning opportunities
  • Quarterly Community of Practice Group.

Rainbow Network is delivered in partnership with the Health Equal Youth (HEY) partnership funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.

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Val’s Ageing and Aged Care

Val’s LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care works to improve healthy ageing pathways, care and visibility of older LGBTI people.
We work directly with service providers and facilitate a network of individuals and organisations to foster an understanding of the histories and experiences of older LGBTI people, and how these may impact access to services and care.

Val’s aims to create safe and inclusive services that recognise and value older LGBTI people.

We offer:

  • LGBTI inclusive aged care training
  • Regular e-bulletins
  • Website that provides research-based information, resources and links for workers, policy makers and LGBTI consumers.

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How can we help create change in your organisation?

In addition to our projects and initiatives, Rainbow Health Victoria offers a range of training programs that help organisations to become safer and more inclusive for LGBTIQ people.