WithRespect

WithRespect If you're a service provider go here: https://www.withrespect.org.au/professionals/

WithRespect is a specialist LGBTIQA+ family violence service to support q***r (LGBTIQA+) communities and their families affected by interpersonal and family violence.

This important piece of research developed by q***r researchers will directly provide the voices of LGBTIQA+ people and ...
19/05/2023

This important piece of research developed by q***r researchers will directly provide the voices of LGBTIQA+ people and parents of sexuality and gender diverse children and young people their health, wellbeing and experiences across all age groups, but more importantly capture the intersectionality and diversity within our communities. No matter where you live (metro-regional), your indigeneity, ethnicity,-culture, faith, settlement experience, socio-economic status, age, and the like interconnect with your gender and sexuality. All of you matters. In addition, parents of people can also fill in the survey. This research will go along way to building understanding of our unique and intersectional experiences.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YourHealthWellbeing2023

How can you support a family member who is LGBTIQ+?We know that six in every ten LGBTIQ+ people in Australia have experi...
14/04/2021

How can you support a family member who is LGBTIQ+?
We know that six in every ten LGBTIQ+ people in Australia have experienced family violence or abuse from family members So, how can you support an LGBTIQ+ family member and ensure they know they are supported and respected? And, what should you do if another family member is being discriminatory or abusive towards your loved one? go to https://www.respectvictoria.vic.gov.au/communities-respect or http://www.WithRespect.org.au

We spoke to Zay and Bill about the steps family can take to ensure their LGBTIQ+ loved one feels respected and supported.

Rainbow Door/Switchboards Public Holiday Operations.
05/01/2021

Rainbow Door/Switchboards Public Holiday Operations.

One in 10 LGBTQI people in Australia are at risk of domestic and family violence, says a new report launched this week b...
03/12/2020

One in 10 LGBTQI people in Australia are at risk of domestic and family violence, says a new report launched this week by Equality Australia, The Centre For Family Research and Evaluation at Drummond Street Services. Entitled, There’s No Safe Place At Home, it makes for grim reading but one that unfortunately solidifies a reality that too many in our communities have lived through and know all too well. Younger LGBTQI, trans and gender diverse persons and LGBTQI persons with disabilities were at greater risk, the report revealed. The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns have increased the vulnerability of many in the community to domestic and family violence. https://www.starobserver.com.au/news/new-study-shows-rise-in-domestic-violence-during-covid

One in 10 LGBTQI people in Australia are at risk of domestic and family violence, says a new report launched this week by Equality Australia, The Centre For Family Research and Evaluation at

Everyone deserves to feel safe at home, no matter who they are or whom they love. Unfortunately for many LGBTIQ+ people,...
01/12/2020

Everyone deserves to feel safe at home, no matter who they are or whom they love. Unfortunately for many LGBTIQ+ people, their homes are not safe places. Equality Australia and the Centre for Family Research and Evaluation at Drummond Street Services have released a groundbreaking research report on domestic and family violence affecting LGBTIQ+ people, There’s no safe place at home. Read the report and get support here: https://cfre.org.au/theres-no-safe-place-at-home-report/

Thanks again to Archer Magazine for highlighting these important issues in their latest newsletter and magazine. Here's ...
02/09/2020

Thanks again to Archer Magazine for highlighting these important issues in their latest newsletter and magazine. Here's what Amy had to say:

Hello friends,

Hope you enjoy this fortnight's stories. The story 'Signs of Respect' is particularly close to our hearts. For this story, we partnered with WithRespect, a website and service to help LGBTIQA+ folks recognise positive and healthy relationships.

Terms like 'abuse' and 'gaslighting' are thrown around a LOT in 2020. It's hard to know what abuse looks like, and there's a lot of stigma around asking the questions. We all have moments in which we feel unsure about behaviours in relationships, whether they're our own behaviours, or the behaviours of people around us.

To help figure this stuff out, I can recommend reading this article (of course) and also checking out WithRespect's 'Resources' page, which includes info on how to spot a respectful relationship, and what to do if you think you have witnessed (or partaken in) a less healthy one. There are also prompts to speak to a counsellor if you need to chat something out.

On another topic... we are launching our latest issue with a Big Digital Fundraising Event, featuring some exciting q***r performers and readings. Chuck Friday 16th October in your calendar (specifically 5:30pm for knock-off party-time) and watch this space.

Until then!

Amy xx

Amy Middleton
Publisher, Archer Magazine

Karen Field CEO of drummond street services & Queerspace and a partner in WithRespect, spoke with Archer Magazine  about...
24/08/2020

Karen Field CEO of drummond street services & Queerspace and a partner in WithRespect, spoke with Archer Magazine
about identifying abuse or violence in relationships can be tricky for anyone, but LGBTIQA+ communities face a unique set of challenges when it comes to spotting healthy and abusive behaviours.

11/08/2020

Thanks Jewish Care Victoria for this animated video to help build awareness about family violence. If you have concerns about your relationship please get in touch.

Intimate partner violence: Living with constant harassmentBy: Stella Thorne in Archer MagazineContent warning: This piec...
20/07/2020

Intimate partner violence: Living with constant harassment
By: Stella Thorne in Archer Magazine

Content warning: This piece contains discussion of intimate partner violence.

Visit withrespect.org.au for resources, tips and advice for LGBTIQ+ people on having and maintaining healthy relationships, or for support for LGBTIQ+ people of all ages and their families experiencing difficulty in their relationships, including family violence.

For 24/7 support, please contact 1800RESPECT, the national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling line on 1800 737 732 or visit 1800respect.org.au. Contact WIRE on 1300 134 130 or visit their website for support, referral and information for all Victorian women, non-binary and gender-diverse people. Alternatively, see QLife for early intervention and counselling support specific to LGBTI people.

02/07/2020

WithRespect provide resources, tips and advice for LGBTIQ+ people on having and maintaining healthy relationships and provide support for LGBTIQ+ people of all ages and their families experiencing difficulty in their relationships, including family violence.Contact WithRespect on 1800 LGBTIQ (1800 542 847) Please share with anyone who may find this information useful.

Many LGBTIQA+ people have experienced job loss and insecure housing recently. Some of us have had  no choice but to move...
01/07/2020

Many LGBTIQA+ people have experienced job loss and insecure housing recently. Some of us have had no choice but to move into the home of family or friends. This has increased the likelihood of interpersonal conflict and been unsafe for some.

Research has shown the rate and severity of Family Violence increases significantly following natural disasters. These stressful life events can increase demand for community support services, while also giving people who use violence more opportunities to do so. This can leave us feeling isolated when we most need support.

WithRespect provides resources and advice for LGBTIQA+ people on having and maintaining healthy relationships. We also provide support for LGBTIQA+ people of all ages and their families experiencing difficulty in their relationships, including family and intimate partner violence.
We all deserve respect!
www.withrespect.org.au
1800 LGBTIQ (1800 542 847)

01/07/2020

From 11.59pm on Wednesday 1 July, there will be changes in restrictions to respond to the increase in case numbers and to help reduce the risk of further transmission.

29/05/2020

We are the first specialised LGBTIQ family violence service funded by the Victorian state government and are here to support LGBTIQA+ people of all ages impacted by family violence and intimate partner violence.

Yesterday marked the “National day to raise awareness of LGBTIQA+ domestic violence” and also acknowledge and stand in solidarity with victim-survivors of family and intimate partner violence. Like our cis heterosexual peers, LGBTIQA+ people have equal, and for some, even higher rates of experiencing physical, emotional and sexual violence in family and intimate partner relationships.

We also know that q***r first nations people, trans, gender diverse and non-binary, bi and multi-gender attracted or LGBTIQA+ people of colour (QTIPOC) and those with a disability experience the disproportionate impacts of family and intimate partner violence and face many barriers to seeking support.

We deserve safe, nurturing families and intimate relationships.

WithRespect is here to support LGBTIQA+ people impacted by family and intimate partner violence including children and young people. We also provide support and programs for LGBTIQ+A people who have harmed their loved ones.

If you need support or just someone to talk to call 1800LGBTIQ.
For more information visit www.withrespect.org.au



WithRespect provides resources, tips and advice on having and maintaining healthy relationships. We also provide support for those experiencing difficulty in their relationships, including family violence.

07/04/2020

As we prepare ourselves for physical distancing and self-isolation, we need to remember home is not always the safest place.

For some in our community – job losses and insecure housing can mean that we are forced back to other homes with family or friends which can be highly conflictual and for others unsafe.

Research shows the rates and severity of Family Violence increase significantly following natural disasters and periods of isolation. This is not because all people suddenly become violent, but because people who have used violence previously are in circumstances which enable greater access to their partners and family and can have more opportunities to use violence. There are also often reduced resources, community support services and police availability during times of crisis.

What this means is we need to prepare and do what we can to support ourselves, our families and our communities. The most important thing is to be aware of what resources and supports are available to those experiencing family violence and how to access them.

WithRespect provides resources, tips and advice on having and maintaining healthy relationships. We also provide support for those experiencing difficulty in their relationships, including family violence.

07/04/2020
These are some great reminders for empowered boundary setting
12/12/2019

These are some great reminders for empowered boundary setting

18/10/2019

𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬 WithRespect 𝐝𝐨?

WithRespect has been developed to provide the full public health spectrum of prevention, early intervention and tertiary responses for:

🅞 LGBTIQ people who are, may be, or at risk of experiencing family violence or intimate partner violence;

🅞LGBTIQ people who are, think they may be, or at risk of using violence against a family member/s or partner.

WithRespect is not a crisis response service — people in immediate danger should contact 000.

WithRespect 𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗿𝗼𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗳𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝘃𝗶𝗼𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝘀𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗺 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝘀:

🅞 Counselling, case management and recovery programs for LGBTIQ victim/survivors of family violence.

🅞 Programs for LGBTIQ people using violence with the goal that they stop using violence and abuse.

🅞Expertise and secondary consultation to agencies who have been the primary contact in LGBTIQ family violence cases such as the police and courts, early childhood and other education providers, primary health and hospitals, maternal and child health and other peri-natal services, AOD and mental health providers, child protection, and integrated and specialised family services.

WithRespect’𝐬 𝐤𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐢𝐦𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞:

🅞To reduce intimate partner and family violence in LGBTIQ communities through violence prevention and early intervention activities.

🅞To provide effective and appropriate family and intimate partner violence services for LGBTIQ people, their children and families.

🅞Provide effective perpetrator interventions for LGBTIQ communities to cease or reduce people’s use of violence and encourage them to recognise and take responsibility for their actions.

🅞To build evidence around prevention and responses to family and intimate partner violence experienced by LGBTIQ people, their children and families.

🅞To build evidence around perpetrator interventions targeted at LGBTIQ people.

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What is WithRespect?

WithRespect is a specialist LGBTIQ family violence service that was funded by the Victorian government in 2017. Its role is to both support q***r (LGBTIQ) communities and their families affected by interpersonal and family violence as well as build the capacity of services and specialist family violence system.

Most people within LGBTIQ communities have healthy and respectful relationships. Our relationships are as diverse as our communities and they can adapt, grow and change over time. Sometimes they are challenging and we find ourselves questioning aspects of them.

This page provides resources, tips and advice on healthy relationships as well as support for those who are experiencing difficulty.

Contact WithRespect on 1800 LGBTIQ (1800 542 847) Available during business hours. After hours counselling is available on Wednesday, between 5pm and 11pm, and on Saturday and Sunday, between 3pm and 10pm.