Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited (ANROWS) is establishing an advisory group, the ANROWS Practitioner Engagement Group (PEG), to assist in the translation of research to practice.
ANROWS's PEG will promote interaction and knowledge sharing between ANROWS, the specialist women’s services sector (i.e. domestic and family violence, sexual assault, women’s health, women’s legal services, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, culturally and linguistically diverse communities and women with disabilities) and the broader community services sectors (i.e. mental health, alcohol and other drugs, housing and homelessness).
ANROWS warmly invites expressions of interest from practitioners who meet the eligibility and selection criteria listed below. Expressions of interest are due by close of business 24 June 2015 and should be emailed to Dr Trishima Mitra-Kahn, Senior Research Officer (Knowledge Translation and Exchange) using the form below.
Please consult the Terms of Reference for background, context and process for establishing the ANROWS PEG.
Membership eligibility criteria
Membership of ANROWS's PEG is open to:
- Practitioners (including advocates) with a professional interest in domestic and family violence and sexual assault and its effects on women and their children.
- Practitioners (including advocates) working in sectors that provide a comprehensive range of support services to victims/survivors of violence against women and their children. This includes practitioners who provide crisis support, outreach, safety planning and case management, advocacy, court assistance, housing and legal assistance, women’s health support, advice and information, training and referrals.
- Practitioners (including advocates) with a demonstrated understanding of the issues affecting victims/survivors who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, women with disabilities, women from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender, intersex and queer women.
- Practitioners with a high level of knowledge and skills in responding to the impacts of trauma and undertaking work with victims/survivors with complex support needs.
Membership selection criteria
- Demonstrated ability to provide high level strategic advice on issues related to violence against women and their children.
- Participation and involvement in relevant networks or in harnessing and amplifying perspectives from specific sub-populations.