Insight Exchange resources - including public events, publications and videos - are designed to be free for anyone to ensure cost is no barrier to access.

Our resources are freely available however we ask that you follow and adhere to the guidance on Using Insight Exchange.

In this section you will find:

COVID-19 Guides - Guides to support responses to people experiencing domestic and family violence during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Publications – including booklets and other material produced by Insight Exchange. You are welcome to use this material with attribution in your own context, following our guidelines for use.

Videos of Insight Exchange events including Creating Conversations events and masterclasses featuring Dr Linda Coates and Dr Allan Wade from the Centre for Response-Based Practice, Canada. You are welcome to use this material with attribution in your own context, following our guidelines for use.

Distribution sponsors – Information on how to become a distribution sponsor of three Insight Exchange resources (Follow My Lead, My Safety Kit and My Dignity) and examples of organisations who have become distribution sponsors

Reflections Kit – The Reflections Kit is designed to support you in building on your understanding of domestic and family violence and to support you in making insight-informed decisions.


“Women and children are overwhelmingly the victims of domestic and family violence and those who use violence are overwhelmingly male. Domestic and family violence can be perpetrated by a partner, family member, carer, house mate, boyfriend or girlfriend. Women also commit DFV against men, as do same-sex partners (Domestic Violence NSW, 2018).  DFV is also committed by and committed against people who identify in non-gender binary terms.”

(Excerpt from the DFV Definition on Insight Exchange)

Our Insight Exchange resources avoid assumed use of pronouns to widen the inclusion, responsiveness and usefulness of these ideas to anyone experiencing control, abuse and violence. Pronouns are used at times within quotes or examples provided to us by participants to represent their lived experience.


Throughout our resources we use the word:

  • ‘Victim’ to refer to a person who is being or has been wrongly harmed, not as an identity term. Some people prefer to use other terms, including the term ‘survivor’ however we are cautious about assuming to use this word because not everyone can speak in past tense as having survived violence and their experiences are current and have no clear ending. For clarity and consistency we keep to the term victim for reasons explained.
  • ‘Perpetrator’ to refer to a person who is wrongly harming or has harmed others, not as an identity term.
  • ‘Violence’ is used to encompass a range of oppressive, abusive, controlling, undermining and overpowering behaviours.
  • ‘Sexualised violence’ is used instead of ‘sexual violence’ or ‘sexual assault/abuse’ (unless using a quote) because the behaviours these terms refer to are a form of ‘violence and abuse’ not a form of ‘sex’. Our intention is to draw attention to the violence and abuse without the use of the mutualising term ‘sexual or sex’.
  • ‘Resistance to violence’ is used to describe and acknowledge the myriad ways victims of violence try to create safety and uphold their dignity while being oppressed, assaulted, or abused.


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