What is Men’s Behaviour Change Work?

DVNSW works closely with the Men’s Behaviour Change Network, and their peak body No To Violence.

The Men’s Behaviour Change Network (MBCN) of NSW consists of representatives from Men’s Behaviour Change Program providers (MBCPs) from across NSW who have met the minimum standards for men’s domestic violence behaviour change programs in NSW.

MBCPs work with men who use violence and abuse with partners or ex partners and their children. MBCPs typically involve assessment, including risk assessment, and then:

- Group work, individual counselling and case management for men.
- Support, information, referral, safety planning and (in some cases) counselling and case management for women and children.

No To Violence incorporating the Men’s Referral Service (NTV/MRS) is the peak body for organisations and individuals working with men to end family violence in Victoria and New South Wales.

NTV also provide telephone counselling, information and referrals for men in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania. NTV has supported callers for over 20 years, and is qualified to work with men who use family violence and men who identify as victims of family violence.

For any additional information on No To Violence or the MBCN please contact Lizette Twisleton, NSW Sector Development Coordinator at lizettet@ntv.org.au.

See below for relevant research on working with perpetrators and engaging men on gender equality:

Men make a difference: Diversity Council Australia
M. Flood, G. Russell, J. O'Leary and C. Brown, Men Make a Difference: How to Engage Men on Gender Equality,
Synopsis Report, Sydney, Diversity Council Australia, 2017.

Perpetrator interventions in Australia: ANROWS
Erin Mackay, Althea Gibson, Huette Lam, David Beecham. Perpetrator interventions in Australia: State of knowledge paper
Sydney : ANROWS, c2015.