Listen: A resource for practitioners

The other elements of Listen are below. To watch the videos in each section on your mobile phone, we recommend zooming out and placing your device in landscape orientation.

  • More about this resource

    Our team is mainly based on the lands of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia's First People and Traditional Custodians. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

    How to cite this resource: Alisic, E., Joy, K., Lamberti, V. & Marinkovic, K. (2021). Listen: A resource for practitioners supporting children and young people bereaved by domestic homicide. The University of Melbourne.

    The videos in this resource are a collaboration with Fringe Dweller Films, who are turning Kathryn’s story into a full documentary. All the video clips in LISTEN repurpose copyrighted footage from JOY, a feature documentary. Please visit the documentary website for information and ways to support the making of the film.

    The audio and transcript of Kathryn’s Roundtable speech are courtesy of Kathryn Joy.

    The tile images are courtesy of Danni McDougall, Kati Marinkovic and Eva Alisic.

    The creation and publication of this resource was funded by a one-year grant from The Myer Foundation. We would also like to thank the following collaborators who made key contributions to the development and revision of this resource (in alphabetical order): Alana Pirrone, Anna Barret, Ashwini Sakthiakumaran, John Frederick, Mira Vasileva and Rowena Conroy. We also thank everyone who has provided feedback on this resource.

    This resource is still in development. We are keen to hear your thoughts on how we can improve it. Please contact  Associate Professor Eva Alisic or Dr Katitza Marinkovic.

  • Are you looking for help?

    Domestic Violence Resource Centre (DVRCV) provides resources and classes to help people understand what family violence is and how to give and get help to people who are experiencing it:

    The following list of helplines and websites for people experiencing domestic violence in Australia:

    1800 RESPECT – 1800 737 732 The national sexual assault, domestic and family violence information and support line, 24 hours.

    • If you need translation or interpreting services call: Translating and Interpreting Service National on 13 14 50and ask them to contact 1800 RESPECT.
    • For callers who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment call National Relay Service and ask them to contact 1800RESPECT
    • TTY/Voice Calls – phone 133 677
    • Speak and Listen – phone 1300 555 727
    • Internet relay users – visit the National Relay Service website

    Lifeline – 13 11 14 Crisis support and suicide prevention, 24 hours.

    Kids Helpline – 1800 551 800 Kids Helpline listen to kids, teens and young adults for any reason, 24 hours.

    Bravehearts – 1800 272 831 Provides specialist therapeutic services and support to children and young people, adults and non-offending family members affected by child sexual assault.

    Blue Knot Foundation (formerly Adults Surviving Child Abuse) – 1300 657 380 Provides professional phone counselling, information and support for adult survivors of child abuse with referral database of experienced professionals and agencies, 9am-5pm EST, 7 days.

    Better To Know AMS – Local Aboriginal medical and other health service details Relationships Australia – Online counselling with a professional counsellor using a confidential, text-based chat message service.

    Headspace – An online platform that provides mental health information and support for young people. Headspace also provides information to family and friends on how to help a young person who is going through difficult times.

    QLife –  provides Australia-wide anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships. Services are free and include telephone and webchat support, delivered by trained LGBTI community members across the country.

    Relationships Australia – Online counselling with a professional counsellor using a confidential, text-based chat message service.

  • Would you like to participate in an interview?

    We are currently interviewing young people and adults with lived experience, caregivers and professionals. Here is more information and how you can participate.

    Invitation to our study

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