Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice (CoPs) provide a unique opportunity for prevention practitioners and leaders to share their expertise and resources and troubleshoot challenges in a safe and expert-led environment.

Connect with your peers for personal and professional support, resource sharing, and knowledge exchange. Our CoPs are available at no cost and are delivered in 2-hour sessions each month.

Expressions of interest are now closed for DV Vic and DVRCV’s primary prevention communities of practice in 2021. To express your interest in joining a CoP in 2022, please complete this survey to express your interest.

If you have any questions, contact our Primary Prevention team by emailing [email protected].

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Respectful Relationships Education

This community of practice purposely brings together those working in Respectful Relationships Education (RRE) to explore challenges and opportunities, support evidence-based approaches, and strengthen policy and practice in relation to this work.

The CoP will support building connections, foster knowledge exchange and collaboration across the RRE workforce.

Expressions of interest for this CoP have closed for 2021.

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Emerging Prevention Practitioners

This community of practice provides the opportunity for practitioners, who are learning and growing in primary prevention of violence against women and family violence roles, to share ideas and discuss shared challenges and opportunities within their practice.

Participation will build confidence, connection and enhance key knowledge and skills to undertaking prevention work effectively.

Expressions of interest for this CoP have closed for 2021.

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Regional & Rural Prevention Practitioners

This community of practice is a dedicated space for prevention practitioners who work in regional and rural prevention settings. A collective space to share ideas, navigate shared challenges and explore opportunities that are unique to regional prevention practice.

Participation in this CoP will build confidence, collegiality and leverage the prevention skills and knowledge in the regional prevention network.

Expressions of interest for this CoP have closed for 2021.

Learning together: Strengthening approaches to prevention through Communities of Practice

Communities of practice are emerging as a successful and sought-after mechanism to improve the wellbeing of workers, organisations and the prevention sector.

Communities of Practices play a key role in supporting practitioner wellbeing by fostering a sense of safety, support and collegiality among members, significantly boosting morale and reducing isolation.

Combined with other information sharing and capability building activities, Communities of Practice have a sector-wide impact that contributes to the prevention of family violence and all forms of violence against women.

This paper outlines the evidence-based benefits of DVRCV’s Communities of Practice model, and proposes that further investment through funding, time and resources will help the primary prevention sector to thrive.

Download the paper

Acknowledgement of country

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

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