The Department of Education and Training has developed a number of training materials and resources to raise awareness of domestic violence and support available to assist staff experiencing domestic and family violence. In addition, curriculum resources have been developed for use in schools.
PowerPoints have been developed for both school based and office staff to raise awareness of domestic and family violence, its impact and prevalence and the supports available to assist staff personally affected.
These resources have been modified for general use in Catholic education workplaces and schools but individual Catholic School Authorities may wish to further tailor resources. This information has been highlighted in the attachments.
The Department of Education and Training has developed the Respectful relationships education program as part of the Queensland Government’s commitment to ending domestic and family violence. The program has been developed in consultation with a range of stakeholders including teachers and school communities.
1. Curriculum into the Classroom (C2C) materials for Prep to Year 10 Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education (HPE) are currently available via Scootle for non-state schools. Through the HPE curriculum, students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to manage a range of health issues and concerns and opportunities exist for schools to address domestic and family violence.
2. To support schools who wish to provide this curriculum outside of the HPE program, DET has developed additional Prep to Year 12 resources. These resources are now available via Scootle.
Recently, the Queensland Government introduced a new Charter of Victims’ Rights. A short video on the rights provided to victims of violent crimes, including domestic and family violence has been produced. This video highlights how victims of crime should be treated, including the information that should be made available to victims, particularly in relation to criminal justice system processes. Victim Assist Queensland (Ph: 1300 546 587) also provide valuable information on financial assistance, counselling, court and other supports available for victims of violent crimes. Visit the Queensland Government’s Victims and witnesses of crime website for information on supports available.
Employees and others, who believe their immediate physical safety or the safety of others within their household is at risk, should contact the Queensland Police Service on telephone 000 (triple zero).
Specialist domestic violence counselling and crisis services can be accessed by calling:
Victim Assist Queensland (Ph: 1300 546 587, business hours)
Victims of violent crimes, including DFV are able to contact Victim Assist Queensland for assistance with:
For more information visit the Queensland Government’s Victims and Witnesses of Crime website.
In Queensland, if you are a victim of crime, including DFV, you have rights. A short video on the Charter of Victims’ Rights outlines the rights victims of crime have in the criminal justice system, the manner in which victims should be treated and the services available to aid recovery.