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For children and families

Australian Government’s Respect campaign in other languages — the site has audio, video and printable materials including posters, brochures, ads and animations about domestic violence from the Australian Government in languages other than English.

Immigrant Women’s Support Service — provides practical and emotional support to immigrant and refugee women from non-English speaking backgrounds and their children who have experienced domestic and/or sexual violence. They also provide a number of information resources in a variety of different languages including the Power and Control Wheel.

Legal Aid Queensland — provides some translated factsheets that explain the Queensland legal system and people’s rights when they separate from a partner after a relationship breakdown.

Migrant women at risk of domestic violence — this collection of audio stories and advice from SBS is translated into several languages. The articles talk about the state of domestic and family violence in Australia for diverse women and gives information about how to get help.

My Blue Sky — My Blue Sky is a website developed by Anti-Slavery Australia to provide advice and support to those at risk of, or in a forced marriage. It has age-appropriate information for kids, teens and adults. It is also a good tool for people working with children and young people at risk of underage forced marriage.

Refugee and Immigration Legal Service (RAILS)  — provides free legal assistance in immigration and refugee cases to people in need.

1800RESPECT is a website that provides information sheets in various languages on the topic of domestic and family violence.

For practitioners

Anti-Slavery Australia — is a specialist legal research and policy centre in Australia focused on the abolition of slavery, trafficking and extreme labour exploitation.

Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights (AMWCHR) — is an organisation of Muslim women working to advance the rights and status of Muslim women in Australia.

Hearing her voice’ report — this report is the result of women from more than 40 ethnic and cultural backgrounds from around Australia speaking out against violence in their homes and communities. 

Humanitarian Settlement Program This Department of Social Services site offers information on service provider locations for the Humanitarian Settlement Program.

InTouch: Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence provides research and publications on relevant issues.

Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research website — has resources that may help you to talk to mothers about the impact of domestic and family violence on babies, toddlers, children and young people. They are available in Arabic, Dari, Mandarin and Vietnamese.

Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma (QPASTT) — provides free, flexible and culturally sensitive services to promote health and wellbeing of people who have been tortured or who have suffered refugee related trauma prior to migrating to Australia.

Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre — is a specialist state-wide service that works to ensure people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds receive culturally responsive mental health care and support.

The Queensland Multicultural Resource Directory provides a comprehensive listing of more than 900 organisations with multicultural community focus in Queensland.

Queensland Language Service Policy (QLSP) is the policy for Child Safety staff to guide our work with families who speak other languages.

Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) is available for families who wish to utilise a formal interpreting service.  

United Nations Advancement of Women provides information on areas and issues of concern for women and girls internationally.

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