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Partners in Prevention (PiP) is a network of practitioners working across Victoria to prevent violence against women. PiP supports prevention practitioners to hone their practice skills, connect with one another and strengthen their knowledge of the evidence base around respectful relationships education and the primary prevention of violence against women.

PiP is funded to support community sector and local organisations focusing on respectful relationships education and primary prevention in Victoria, including family violence and sexual assault services, local government and community and women’s health services.

The PiP network includes more than 1500 members from across Victoria, with some national and international membership.

PiP is resourced by the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria and funded by the Victorian Government.


What PiP provides members?



This website

This website includes information and tools to support PiP members to develop an evidence based understanding of respectful relationships education and primary prevention and build their capacity to implement this work.





Events

PiP events support members to come together and hear from guest presenters, share ideas and discuss their work. See notes and recordings from previous Respectful Relationships in Victoria seminar series events. Keep an eye on the homepage and bulletin to stay posted on upcoming events and news.





Training

PiP provides a suite of professional development opportunities for respectful relationships education and prevention practitioners to build their knowledge and skills. Information about further training will be included in the bulletin and on the DVRCV training homepage.





Email bulletins

Monthly email bulletins keep PiP members updated with the latest information, tools and details of upcoming events.

Sign up to receive the bulletin by email





Advice

DVRCV can provide organisations with individual advice to support their work around respectful relationships education and primary prevention. Please email prevention@dvrcv.org.au or call  (03) 8346 5250 to contact the PiP team.




How do I join PiP?

Use the quick sign up form on this website to join the network and receive our monthly bulletin. PiP members get all the latest news, tools and information of upcoming events.



PiP evaluation

PiP Evaluation Report 2017-2019

In the twelve years since PiP began, we have evolved into the largest professional network for the primary prevention sector in Victoria, supporting over 1500 members working in respectful relationships and prevention spaces across the state. Our newly published evaluation shows PiP is central to achieving the vision of a community free from family violence. PiP offers a platform where members connect and grow their networks while also learning about best practice and evidence-informed approaches, in a sector undergoing rapid change and expansion.

Read the PiP Evaluation Report 2017-2019 Executive Summary and Infographic to find out what we have achieved together. Contact us to access to the full report.

 

Nine year review

In 2016, PiP commissioned a review of the effectiveness and impact of the network since its inception in 2007. The review found key benefits of PiP to include:

  • Support for members to shift their practice to better align with the evidence base. The review found that most PiP members (83%) have made an attempt to bring their practice in line with current research as a result of their involvement with the network.
  • Provision of information and an environment that enables members to understand the evidence and its implication for their own work.
  • Connection, networking and partnership development with others in the sector, particularly the network’s role in alleviating professional isolation and providing a space for members to discuss their practice in depth.
  • The opportunity to test ideas and work through challenges with the PiP Coordinator and with relevant organisations.
  • Access to information and resources through email bulletins and the dedicated PiP website.
  • Having specialist experts and senior officials present at network meetings, who they may not otherwise have access to.

2011 Project evaluation

An evaluation of PiP was also completed in 2011. The findings in this evaluation clearly indicate that the PiP project was successful in building the professional capacity of RRE practitioners in Victoria and fostering a community of practice around this work.

Acknowledgement of country

DVRCV and the PiP network acknowledge Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of the lands and waters throughout Australia.

PiP is resourced by