- Tuesday, 28 May 2019 at 7:03 am
The Victorian Government established 26 Therapeutic Demonstration Projects in May 2017 to test and trial innovative and varied therapeutic approaches to support people with lived experience of family violence, including children and families in Aboriginal communities.
A key driver of the therapeutic demonstration projects was the desire to build sector and staff capability across funded projects.
This month, FSV hosted 100 representatives from sector organisations to discuss the findings from the 26 projects and how the approaches tested supported people and families who have experienced or are experiencing family violence.
Providers gathered to share their learnings from the trial period. This included sector representative panels discussing how interventions worked on the ground, differentiating aspects and innovation of therapeutic interventions, demonstrated outcomes for clients and the role of partnerships with other services, community and with clients.
The forums provided participants with insights into the key approaches that were used across the workforce to achieve outcomes of safety, connectedness, empowerment and cultural connectedness.
Many of the demonstration projects utilised multi-disciplinary teams and multiple program elements to work safely with and support therapeutic outcomes for adults and children.