connectEDspace - support for young people

Young people can face all sorts of pressures – including problems at school, with friends or at home.
connectEDspace is a website by Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV), dedicated to young people to help provide all the information they need to deal with the stuff they go through each day.

Aboriginal Family and Relationship Support

RAV provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and individuals to help strengthen family relationships.

Counselling provides an opportunity to talk with a professionally trained person to discuss couple issues, conflicts with friends, relationship breakdown, parenting, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, grief, sexual problems, childhood sexual abuse, stress and work related tensions and disputes.



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  • Be bushfire ready and leave

    12:00am Wednesday, 1 February 2012
    It is nearly three years ago that bushfires devastated many Victorian communities, shattering lives and livelihoods and leaving the State, in fact the country, in shock.
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  • Violence program helps Vietnamese men

    12:00am Friday, 2 December 2011
    A successful Vietnamese-speaking men and family violence group run in Melbourne's northwest region in 2011 could pave the way for future programs that address the needs of culturally diverse communities.
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  • Swear to make a difference

    12:22pm Tuesday, 22 November 2011
    Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) urges Victorian men to join this year's White Ribbon campaign and take the oath to stop violence against women: "I swear never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women. This is my oath."
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  • Free Gippsland Women's Forum

    12:00am Thursday, 3 November 2011
    Join like-minded women in Gippsland for a day of learning, exploring and connecting with others.  This 3rd Annual Forum offers the opporunity to take part in a fun and diverse range of workshops; with topics ranging from self-discovery to relationship education and practical learning.  You will also hear from inspirational keynote speakers, Janine Shepherd and Brad Blaze.  A lunchtime Expo and Gala Dinner complete the day.  This event is taking place on Saturday 26 November and is free of charge (dinner...
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  • Positive despite cuts

    12:00am Tuesday, 25 October 2011
    RAV is optimistic about the future and new opportunities that may come from sector reform, despite a difficult environment which has seen the organisation's core funding cut for the first time.
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  • RAV to provide services offshore

    12:00am Wednesday, 28 September 2011
    Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) - in partnership with the Family Court of Australia - will deliver professional development services to Indonesian court judges in 2012, thanks to a new contract with AusAID.  The new contract aims to ensure the voice of women and children is heard during court hearings; and will involve RAV developing and delivering professional training for Sharia Court Judges in Indonesia next year.  This is the first time that RAV has extended its services to...
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  • Celebrating diversity and fatherhood

    12:00am Tuesday, 23 August 2011
    Fathers contribute to families and the welfare of their children in many ways: these diverse contributions are shaped by cultural and social factors that influence the priority of the different roles fathers play. In some traditional contexts, fathers are viewed as the head of their families and assume primary responsibility for their children's moral or religious education. More generally, the roles of fathers as contributors, alongside mothers, to the emotional and practical support of their partners and children, and...
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  • Summit focuses on family law

    12:00am Wednesday, 10 August 2011
    Family law is one of the most harrowing areas of legal practice, involving the breakup of families and their assets. The 8th Family Law Summit will be held in Melbourne on 1 September when speakers offer solutions to some of the most vexing problems for family law practitioners. Relationships Australia Victoria endorses this important summit, and our Chief Executive Officer, Dr Andrew Bickerdike, will be one of the panelists in a discussion on the Family Law Act amendments "the need...
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  • Property mediation workshops

    12:00am Friday, 22 July 2011
    If you are interested in learning how to conduct property mediation, our skills-based workshops may be the answer. RAV is offering workshops with experienced practitioners to prepare you to conduct property mediation. The workshops are designed as an induction into practice. They will demystify the technical aspects of property mediation and support practitioners from all professional backgrounds to gain the confidence to do this work in what is an expanding area of practice. The first workshop will be held over...
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  • Seeking your views on social media

    12:00am Wednesday, 6 July 2011
    The online world is dramatically changing the way we live and relate to each other. Today we can do so many things in this space, it is difficult to imagine our lives without the ability to jump online from wherever we are - to check our email or Facebook page, buy and sell, make travel plans, find a partner, seek out past friends and make new ones, post comments about issues, do our banking, read newspapers, watch...
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