This report is intended to advance violence prevention efforts in schools in Victoria and around Australia. It is the outcome of the Violence Prevention, Intervention and Respectful Relationships Education in Victorian Secondary Schools Project, undertaken by the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) on behalf of the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD).
The report is designed to achieve the following goals:
- to map the violence prevention, intervention and respectful relationships programs that are currently running in Victorian government secondary schools
- to identify and explore best practice in violence prevention, intervention and respectful relationships education in schools in Victoria and elsewhere
- to inform the development and implementation of violence prevention and respectful relationships policy and programming in Victoria
- to increase DEECD's ability to respond more effectively to queries from other government departments, the media and the general public regarding the role of schools in violence prevention and the promotion of respectful relationships.