Insight Exchange Updates

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When new information, initiatives or insights are available these will be introduced through the Insight Exchange updates listed below.

Insight Exchange updates are published below in chronological order with the most recent update at the top.

  • 2024 Updates 61 - Now
  • 2023 Updates 51 - 60
  • 2022 Updates 41 - 50
  • 2021 Updates 22 - 40
  • 2020 Updates 10 - 21
  • 2019 Updates 01 - 09

2024 Updates

Update 66 - Engagement Report FY23/24 - The Engagement Report is for people who have directly or indirectly shared lived experience insights in and through Insight Exchange. It shares how the insights have been shared and responded to. Insight Exchange is more than listening…. A living system of responses.

Update 65 - Workplace Responses Guide (updated) - This guide (2nd edition) invites you to build on being a workplace that has insight-informed design and responses to people experiencing domestic, family and sexualised violence. Find the guide and more here: Workplace Responses

Update 64 - Reflections Kit (updated) - 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. Find the Reflections Kit here: www.insightexchange.net/kits-guides-tools/

Update 63 - My Dignity Set - We invite you to read the Dignity Set in any sequence. Any book. Any page. The dignity set includes: ‘My Dignity – my body is mine’ (updated), ‘Intimate Dignity' (new) & ‘Reproductive Dignity’ (new). Explore the updated and new materials on the landing page: My Dignity

Update 62 - Working with 'distressing' content - a  (new) reflection resource for people who decide what and how content about violence and abuse is shared. Open the book and explore the related original collection of artworks on the new landing page: Working with content

Article: 'Assisting a person experiencing family and domestic violence' published on The Law Society of NSW mental health and wellbeing portal. 

Embeddable Modules: All Insight Exchange modules are free (donated) and are now (Feb 2024) embeddable anywhere without needing to complete an application for the embed code. No admin. No Application. No fees. Read our updated guidance on Using Insight Exchange 

Refreshed Website: Browse the refreshed website menu making navigation simpler: home | listening | exploring | responding | learning | participating

Update 61 - Voices of Insight Narratives and Collection - Listening to lived experience insights is essential and informs our understanding and responses. We invite you to explore, reflect on and share the latest Voices of Insight narratives and latest Voices of Insight additions to the Arts Lab collection

2023 Updates

Update 60 - Dad - Your Choice hurts me & Being Safety & Economic Abuse - View the new animation 'Dad - Your choice hurts me' and download the landing booklets for Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Mexico. Explore the new reflection resource 'Being Safety'. View the new video co-produced with Centre for Women's Economic Safety - 'Introduction to economic abuse'. 

Update 59 - Engagement Report and Research - Read the FY22/23 Engagement Report to explore where and how we are supporting responders to build on understanding and uplift responses to DFSV. Explore the new (free) journal paper and our response to the research.

Update 58 - Workplace Sexual Harassment - Explore the new resource Follow My Lead (Workplace Sexual Harassment) & Digital Modules (Part A&B) Understanding and responding to Workplace Sexual Harassment. Find out more on the new landing page - Sexual Harassment.

Update 57 - An imperfect letter - 'This letter from us to every child is to take you seriously. Each as you are. Wherever you are. Whatever is going on.’ Explore the new landing page - children

Update 56 - New resources 'Talk' and 'Fear' - You can find the two resources ‘Talk’ and ‘Fear’ as well as the short animation ‘Violence is social and interactional’ on the new landing page: ‘An interactional focus

Update 55 - Arts Lab initiative & Academics are Social Responders - Book into the latest Arts Lab initiative | Explore the short (13min) video re Academics are Social Responders (includes Auslan)

Update 54 - My Insights Shared & Interim Summary Report Strangulation - Explore the engagement and insights shared in response to the module on understanding of and responses to strangulation.

Update 53 - My Support Options and Guide to uplifting workplace responses to DFSV - My Support Options is designed to share examples of what victim-survivors of domestic, family and sexualised violence have wished for and/or asked for from their workplace. Explore the guide to build on being a workplace that has insight-informed design and responses to people experiencing DFSV.

Update 52 - Español - (Español) (Contactos de Apoyo en México) | Spanish (with Mexico support contacts).

Update 51 - Melinda's insights, Follow My Lead Library & Mexico Project - Read lived experience insights from Melinda and explore examples in the Follow My Lead library. Introducing the Mexico Project - resources featured in update 52.

2022 Insight Exchange Updates | Archive 41-50

Update 50 - Introductory Modules and Small Business Starter Kit - Do you use a gym? Are you a guest at a hotel? A member of a club? Is your business reliant on security suppliers? Explore, share and embed the new Introductory Modules. Are you a small business wanting to make a meaningful difference as a responder to domestic, family and sexualised violence? Explore the Small Business Starter Kit. 

Update 49 - Strategic Framework and Voices Unsilenced - Our Strategic Framework has been updated to reflect the extended period 2021-2024. Explore the new animation 'Stop the misuse of NDAs' co-developed with Can't Buy My Silence (CBMS) - an international campaign to end the misuse of NDAs. 

Update 48 - Strangulation - The perpetration of strangulation is a serious problem globally. So, how can we improve our understanding of and responses to strangulation? Explore the new animation and resources on the new landing page - in focus strangulation.

Update 47 - Engagement Report (end June 2022) - Read about the ways we are listening to lived experience insights of domestic, family and sexualised violence. Explore where and how we are supporting responders to improve their understanding and responses.

Update 46 - Quality Response Continuum - The (new) quality response continuum is a tool designed to support critical reflection about the quality of our responses. View the Quality Response Continuum animation. Explore and add to the library of examples. 

Update 45 - Future Leaders Program - Today's tertiary students will become tomorrow’s leaders. New: The Future Leaders program has been donated by Insight Exchange and has no cost barriers. Are you a tertiary student in Australia at a college, academy or university? Find our more and express your interest.

Update 44 - Artist Talk & Workplace and EAP Intersection - Understand more about the No Hidden Door Collection through the artist talk (8.5mins) by Louise Whelan. Does your workplace contract an EAP? Are you working in an EAP? Explore the new Workplace and EAP intersection strategy and supports.

Update 43 - Guide to selecting a counsellor (new edition) - Are you looking for a counsellor or signposting people who are? This guide help you select a counsellor who is the right fit for you. Signposting or referring? Download the digital poster. Read the feedback report.

Update 42 - No Hidden Door - Every sector is a possible door to information and support for victim-survivors of domestic, sexualised and family violence. Read Exec Summary & Industry Reports. View the No Hidden Door Collection of original artworks, and use the guidance. 

Update 41 - Seeing Possibilities (new animation) - Imagine the difference it would make for victims-survivors if all workplaces, businesses, family, friends and specialist and statutory services were informed and ready to respond.

2021 Insight Exchange Updates | Archive 22-40

Update 40 - Marion's lived experience insights and mid year engagement snaphot - Read the new narrative from Marion in the Voices of Insight Collection. Read the updated collection of messages to participants who shared their lived experience insights. 

Update 39 - Janine's lived experience insights and share your feedback Guide to Selecting a Counsellor - Read the new narrative from Janine in the Voices of Insight Collection. Share your feedback about the next incoming edition of the Guide to Selecting a Counsellor. 

Update 38 - Special edition - Futures Framework - The new Futures Framework is designed to support organisations and institutions in developing a strategic and holistic response to domestic, family and sexualised violence. Explore the related Leadership Roadmap, Support Menu, Foundations, Reflections Kit and more.

Update 37 - Updated resources and Can't Buy My Silence - Follow My Lead and My Safety Kit have been updated with improved design features, updated directory information and signposting to related resources. Explore the new information and resources from the global campaign 'Can't Buy My Silence' to stop the mis-use of non-disclosure agreements.

Update 36 - Shape what gets communicated and how & new posters and cards - If you, or someone you care about is experiencing, or has experienced, domestic, family or sexualised violence we invite you to complete the anonymous survey to inform website communication. Explore the new Insight Exchange posters and cards to take information and reflection resources forward.

Update 35 - Launch of Guide: Support My Economic Safety - Insight Exchange and Centre for Women’s Economic Safety have released a new resource for organisations thinking about how to address economic abuse. See our launch video, featuring the Hon. Mark Speakman MP, NSW Attorney General and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence; Suzanne Evans, CFO First Sentier Investors (and board member DVSM); Dom Thurbon, Partner EY Community Impact Practice and Human Rights advocate, Rabia Siddique. 

Update 34 - Engagement Feedback Shared and Reflections - Read the latest engagement report. Read the feedback shared from people who have engaged with Insight Exchange to donors and participants with lived experience. Read the collection of reflections from Insight Exchange Associates FY20/21.

Update 33- My Dignity (2nd edition) and Event with Julie Macfarlane - Read the second edition of My Dignity- My body is mine and view the virtual event hosted by University of Sydney Law School and Insight Exchange featuring author of ‘Going Public’ Distinguished Professor Julie Macfarlane. 

Update 32 - What is DFV and new Guide - Support My Economic Safety - Read the refreshed summary and related (new) short animation on 'What is domestic and family violence?'. Open the advanced copy of the new Guide: Support My Economic Safety developed by Centre for Women's Economic Safety and Insight Exchange.

Update 31 - Guides during and beyond COVID-19 - Re-read or share onward our short guides for responders. The guides are designed to support the responses of individuals and sectors to people experiencing domestic and family violence during and beyond COVID-19.

Update 30 - Sam's Insights and Children's Voices - Read lived experience insights from Sam and explore more about children's voices.

Update 29 - Arts Lab Collection - View the new artworks in the Arts Lab Collection by Louise Whelan, inspired by Insight Exchange Voices of Insight narratives. And read new lived experience insights.

Update 28 - I am I can - ‘I am. I can' was created to invite reflection about the use of violence and abuse being a ‘choice’. We can each choose non-violence in all relationships. Explore the animation.

Update 27 - New Follow My Lead Aotearoa NZ - Australia and Aotearoa (NZ) - Read the new resource Follow My Lead Aotearoa developed with the Response-Based Practice Aotearoa Team. Explore the background context about development of the resource. 

Update 26 - Practice Scenarios in print and video format - Australia and Sweden - Read the 5 practice scenarios (Australia) from Practice Exchange teams. View the 3 practice scenarios (Sweden) from Collaboration Against Violence.

Update 25 - New lived experiences insights of financial abuse and collection - Read lived experience insights from Deepa, Amrita and Tamara focused on financial abuse. Read and share the collection of lived experience insights of financial abuse. 

Update 24 - Strategic Framework | Lived experience Insight | DFVABI - Read the Insight Exchange 2021-2022 Strategic Framework. Read lived experience insights. Explore DVSM's new responder guides on the intersection of domestic and family violence and acquired brain injury. 

Update 23 - New lived experience insight | New Guide - Read lived experience insights focused on financial abuse. Read the new Guide for understanding and responding to coercive control, abuse and violence. 

Update 22 - New lived experience insight | Insight Exchange Ideas Applied - Read Zoe's lived experience insights. Read the latest edition of the Insight Exchange Ideas Applied featuring Liberty Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Service.

2020 Insight Exchange Updates | Archive 10-21

Update 21 - New Animations introducing My Safety Kit View the three new animations - an introduction to My Safety Kit for responders, an introduction My Safety Kit for people reflecting on their relationships, and an introduction to the My Safety Kit decision making tool.

Update 20 - Arts Lab Collection launched  View the new Arts Lab Collection by Louise Whelan, inspired by Insight Exchange Voices of Insight narratives. And read new lived experience insights.

Update 19 - New Employee Assistance Program Resource Are you an EAP leader or practitioner? Are you a workplace with an EAP? View this resource to inform and support EAP responses.

Update 18 - New animation | Insight Exchange social media | Workplace presentation  Watch the new animation based on Follow My Lead and connect with us on social media. Plus, view the workplace responses presentation.

Update 17 - New resource | New Lived Experience Insight | Arts Lab  Read about our new resource, the Reflections Kit available for 16 days of activism and beyond; and learn more about the Arts Lab.

Update 16 - New Lived Experience Insight | Updated Follow My Lead  Read about the update to Follow My Lead coming soon. Reflect on new insight and learn about participation opportunities.

Update 15 – News about the Insight Exchange Foundation | New Lived Experience Insights | A new opportunity for participants  Read about the establishment of the Insight Exchange Foundation as well as new insights into financial abuse. And find out about a new opportunity to participate.

Update 14 - New Resources | Engagement Report | Examples of the Ideas Applied Read the new resource My Dignity – My body is mine, and the new guide for responding to tertiary students. Explore the Engagement Report since inception and examples of the Insight Exchange Ideas Applied.

Update 13 - New Insight and A New COVID-19 Guide and Our Listening Compass Reflect on the new insights, and read the new guide for responding to customers. Explore our Listening Compass and take the tool forward.

Update 12 - Guides during and beyond COVID-19 Read the new guides to support the responses of individuals and sectors to people experiencing DFV during and beyond COVID-19.

Update 11 - COVID 19 DVSM Response   DVSM has taken steps to mitigate the spread and impact of COVID-19 infection. Our interim changes are subject to review and are outlined in this update (refreshed July 2020). 

Update 10 - Workplace Insights Paper and new lived experience narrative  Explore our new Workplace Kit for understanding and responding to DFV.

2019 Insight Exchange Updates | Archive 01-09

Update 09 – Foundations Guide and Practice Exchange Portfolio  Four new resources to close out 2019.

Update 08 - Introducing My Safety Kit and lived experience narratives  We are also keen to engage with people about the value (if any) of engaging with Insight Exchange.

Update 07 - New lived experience narrative and resources Your feedback is invited on a new prototype of a resource for people experiencing violence.

Update 06 - Masterclass videos and participant feedback An Exchange Initiative: Videos and feedback are now available from the series of events we held in March 2019 with Dr Linda Coates and Dr Allan Wade.

Update 05 - Lived experience narratives  An Insight Initiative: We invite you to read two new narratives from voices of lived experience to help inform and strengthen your responses to Domestic and Family Violence.

Update 04 – Practice Exchange - Participating Organisations

Update 03 – Invitation to participate in a 90 minute conversation with Dr Linda Coates and Dr Allan Wade (Closed)

Update 02 – Invitation to participate in Creating Conversations Masterclass on Re-purposing the Cycle of Violence (Closed)

Update 01 – Invitation to participate by sharing your lived experience of Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) (Closed).

Browse insights and materials

Listening - Listening to lived experience insights is essential. The insights include victims’ experiences of, responses to, and resistance against violence and abuse.

Exploring - Individually and collectively, we can listen to and be led by victim-survivors’ insights and experiences of violence and abuse.

Responding - Our response to listening to lived expertise is what makes the difference – socially and systemically.

Learning - Individually and collectively we can build on our understanding to inform our responses to domestic, family and sexualised violence.

Participating - There are several ways you can participate in Insight Exchange at your lead. 

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