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Kits, Guides & Tools

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What we understand about domestic, family and sexualised violence informs how we respond; it influences how we design products, services and systems. It influences how we communicate about those products, services and systems.

When a person experiencing domestic, family and sexualised violence reaches out it may be the first, only or last time they seek support. 

Insight Exchange materials are free (donated) to support all responding individuals and organisations. 

On this page you will find the following:

  • Reflections Kit
  • Working with distressing content
  • Quality Response Continuum
  • Guide to uplifting workplace responses
  • Workplace Intranet Content Guide
  • Workplace Scenarios Kit
  • Support My Economic Safety
  • Language and Violence Resource Kit
  • Website Guidance
  • Scenarios
  • Short Guides
  • Archive

Reflections Kit

The Reflections Kit is designed to build on understanding of and responses to domestic, family and sexualised violence. It is a free (donated) resource for any individuals, teams, communities, organisations and institutions. The Reflections Kit introduces the purpose of and link to some of the materials featured in the Insight Exchange library.

Open the Reflections Kit (new edition May 2024)

Working with distressing content

Working with distressing content is a reflection resource for people who decide what and how content about violence and abuse is shared.

Working with distressing content invites you to reflect on and consider the way you work with content that may be viewed as ‘distressing’ because it relates to domestic, family and sexualised violence. 

Explore more on the Working with content landing page

Quality Response Continuum

What do we need to be thinking about when it comes to the quality of our responses to domestic, family and sexualised violence?

The quality response continuum is an Insight Exchange tool designed to support critical reflection about the quality of our responses. View the Quality Response Continuum animation (3.30mins)

Explore examples using the quality response continuum 

Guide Workplace Responses

Explore our Guide: Uplifting workplace responses to domestic, family and sexualised violence. The guide has been developed in response to our Insights Paper: Experiences and perceptions of workplace responses to domestic and family violence.

Explore more on Workplace Responses

Workplace Intranet Content Guide

The Workplace Intranet Content Guide is designed to support organisations in their intranet communication about workplace responses to domestic, family and sexualised violence. The guide is not exhaustive or conclusive. It is designed to support reflection and review of what your organisation has in place already, how that might need to be adapted, and what might be missing.

Explore more on Workplace Responses

Workplace Scenarios Kit

The Workplace Scenarios Kit is designed to provide practical support to organisations as they assess their existing and potential responses to experiences of domestic and family violence. It complements the Futures Framework and other Insight Exchange materials designed to inform and support responders.

Explore more on Workplace Responses

Support my economic safety

Support My Economic Safety provides guidance and reflections for people in organisations and systems who want to improve responses to economic abuse. It has been developed from the insights of women who have experienced economic abuse in the context of domestic and family violence and includes their words as ‘case studies’ throughout. Lived experiences of economic abuse have significant and ongoing consequences, negatively impacting all domains of wellbeing.

Explore more on My Economic Safety

Language and violence

Read the Language and Violence Resource Kit.

The Language Lab provides information on the role of language in representing violence and abuse, and tools to help us use language to more accurately represent violence and other adversities. It recognises that language can be used in restrictive or liberating ways.

Explore more on the Language Lab

Website Guidance

Together we can uplift communications across the ecosystem, identifying and closing gaps in our communication. Making sure no 'door' to information and support is hidden, and every 'door' offers a safe, supported discreet experience for victim-survivors of domestic, family and sexualised violence and their supporting family and friends.

The findings in the No Hidden Door initiative shaped this Website Guidance (content and functions).


The scenarios are developed by (i) organisations engaging with Insight Exchange and the ideas of response-based practice, or (ii) organisations (local and international) who are also working to understand, apply and share practices informed by response-based practice. We invite you to draw from these examples to inform and evolve your good work.

  • 5 scenarios (in PDF format only) are hosted inside the  Practice Exchange 2019 Portfolio. Each service scenario is hypothetical and includes Scenario A and B as well as observations by Dr Allan Wade (Centre for Response-Based Practice). 
  • Pedagogical Theatre (Sweden) – 3 scenarios (in video format) and supporting guide. 3 scenarios have been produced and are hosted on You Tube, each with version 1 and version 2 comparatively showing what response-based practice can look like when applied. The scenarios (below) can be played with English subtitles. The supporting guide is in English and provides context and reflection questions about the scenarios. We invite you to use these resources which are hosted on The films and support material have been produced with the support of the County Administrative Board of Norrbotten and the Swedish Gender Equality Agency.

Short Guides

Local Government and Local Councils are a connection point for many individuals, businesses and services within communities across Australia.  Local government and local councils have a significant role to play in responding to domestic, family and sexualised violence.

Open Local Government guides

Member organisations such as unions, associations, foundations and professional networks are a connection point for many individuals and businesses across Australia.

Member organisations have a significant role to play in responding to domestic, family and sexualised violence, not simply in their influence and advocacy but also in their direct responses to individual members. 

Open Member Organisation guides

Small businesses throughout Australia face many challenges. We have developed a free (donated)  Small Business - Starter Kit designed to support your foundational understanding about domestic, family and sexualised violence and the meaningful difference you can make as a small business to your employees and customers. The kit (PDF) contains links to the animations and resources listed.


Archived Short Guides

Responding to domestic and family violence during and beyond COVID-19:

We have developed a series of guides to support the responses of individuals and sectors to people experiencing domestic and family violence during and beyond COVID-19.

Each guide takes a focus on considerations for now, and next, to be ready to support people experiencing domestic and family violence.

Supporting people during and beyond COVID-19 is our shared responsibility and no sector can create safety alone.

Archived publications and resources

  • Language and Violence Tool for People with Lived experience of Violence
  • Language and Violence - Checking My Practice tool for responders.
  • Foundations Guide - core tenets of response-based practice and related ideas on Insight Exchange.
  • Contextual Analysis Mapping the Response-Based Contextual Analysis - Centre for Response Based Practice
  • Responses in Context Violence does not take place in a vacuum. It is not merely individual or psychological. Violence occurs socially and interactionally.
  • Core tenets of response-based practice and Interviewing for Social Responses Actual and possible social responses are a constant concern for victims and offenders in cases of interpersonal violence, including children.

Archived initiatives

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