Health & community safety
2017 Alcohol, Gambling, and Family Violence Forum
The MAV hosted an Alcohol, Gambling, and Family Violence Forum for Local Government in March.
The forum took a targeted approach directed at examining the emerging links between family violence, alcohol, and gambling. It was aimed at assisting local government in the development of upcoming Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plans. Presenters focused on research in this area, harms associated with alcohol and gambling and impacts on local communities.
The forum brought together council staff from public health, community safety and PVAW sectors, allowing for cross-sector communication, collaboration and dialogue.
Presentations from this forum are available below:
- Alcohol and Family Violence - Ingrid Wilson, Research Fellow, Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University (PowerPoint - 5.93MB)
- City of Whittlesea: Preventing Alcohol Related Harm Policy (PDF - 474KB)
- Increasing the Odds for Safety and Respect: A Prevention Project Focused on the Co-occurrence of Family Violence and Gambling Related Harm - Women's Health East, Women's Health in the North & Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (PowerPoint - 3.03MB)
- La Trobe University - Judith Lumley Centre - Submission to the Review of the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 - 15 Dec 2016 (PDF - 558KB)
- Living the cycle of drinking and violence: A qualitative study of women’s experience of alcohol-related intimate partner violence - Ingrid M. Wilson, Kathryn Graham & Angela Taft [Drug and Alcohol Review. Vol.36. Jan. 2017. pp.115-124] (PDF - 449KB)
- Monash Council's Journey: Preventing Harm from Gambling (PowerPoint - 3.13MB)
- Moreland City Council Tackling Family Violence and Gambling Harm (PowerPoint - 1.83MB)
- Policy and Alignment and Challenges: Alcohol Harm Prevention & Preventing Violence Against Women - Philippa McLean, Team Leader Health Planning & Elizabeth Meade, Community Safety Planner - City of Whittlesea (PowerPoint - 787KB)
- Role of Local Government in Preventing Violence Against Women - Kellie Nagle, Policy Adviser Preventing Violence Against Women, Municipal Association of Victoria (PowerPoint - 7.76MB)