Sharing Strength – A Toolkit to Engage CALD Communities Experiencing DFV
This resource “Sharing Strength – A Toolkit to Engage Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Communities Experiencing Domestic & Family Violence” is a product of the Department of Social Services’ funding towards the “Living Together, Living Safely” project. Consultations and interviews with CALD Community Leaders and multicultural organisations determined that additional resources and tools, to support building cultural capacity and knowledge to effectively support CALD community members experiencing DFV, would be advantageous for service providers. Community Leaders identified a need for flexible and adaptive approaches to respond to the diversities within cultures and acknowledge the individual strengths that people gain from their own cultures. It is essential to recognise that culture informs decisions within CALD communities and may be central to how they manage and survive DFV. This interactive document includes a compilation of resources in a “toolkit” that assists community members, organisations and associations to effectively work with CALD communities and individuals on issues relating to DFV.