Using DVSM help articles and guides

Read on for some frequently asked questions on how to use Domestic Violence Service Management's resources, help articles and guides.

Who are these ideas and resources for?

These ideas and resources are designed with you in mind. You might be experiencing, or have experienced, violence or other adversities, or you might be responding to people who are experiencing or using violence, or thinking about how your response, now or in the future, can be more informed.

Can I use the resources on the DVSM website in my organisation, institute, community?

Yes. Our hope is that these ideas and resources are shared and applied broadly and deeply across contexts.

Do these ideas and resources have copyright and reproduction constraints?

All materials hosted on the DVSM website include copyright, disclaimer and reproduction statement where relevant. We apply copyright across all of our materials to acknowledge and protect the generous contributions of authors. We ask that if using any of DVSM resources in your context, that you respectfully and consistently include the relevant attribution and disclaimer. At no point is permission granted for the materials to be commercialised into items or content for sale/profit in any form.

Do these ideas and resources cost money to use?

Domestic Violence Service Management (DVSM) has borne the cost to bring the ideas, resources and information into place so that any community can access these ideas without cost barriers, and so that individuals can privately access these ideas without having to first access a service or person if they are not safe enough or not wanting to do so.

Can I use a DVSM resource on my own website?

Our preference is for you to link to DVSM resources hosted on our website. This will enable your organisation, and users of your site, to benefit from the best version available. Doing so will also preserve the web analytics for DVSM which are used to inform our work and our funders, so they are aware of how broadly and deeply these contributions are reaching others.

Thanks for your commitment to preserve the integrity of this work.