Authors: Susan Hweard-Belle
Event: 2020 Summer Forum
Subject: homelessness, housing, domestic violence
Type of resource: Summer Forum Presentations & Papers
Abstract: The STACY Project aimed to investigate and develop practitioner and organisational capacity to work collaboratively across services providing interventions to children and families living with domestic and family violence (DFV) and where there are parental issues of mental health and alcohol and other drug use co-occuring. The expertise of practitioners was harnessed through Communities of Practice which aimed to build capacity through training and coaching provided by the Safe and Together Institute’s resources and consultants. Researchers worked alongside the Communities of Practice in each of the three states involved (NSW, Victoria and QLD) to support and investigate changes in professional practice, inter-agency working, and the organisational change necessary to support ongoing development. This session will explore key learnings from this project and other relevant NSW based research projects, as they pertain to homelessness and mental health.