Women-Sensitive Practice & Information
After years of training other community support services, we were excited to see WIRE’s highly adaptable women-sensitive model of working with women published for public reference.
Opening doors to women: assistance for organisations working with women experiencing problem gambling and isolation
This WIRE publication sets out empowering and respectful ways to respond to women by looking beyond their gambling problem. It was funded by Victorian Government’s Taking Action On Problem Gambling initiative and was based on WIRE’s research work on women-sensitive service practices. It has subsequently been used to train gambling support workers.
The perils of pokies: research into the information needs of older women and their families
This WIRE research project funded under the Department of Human Services Local Community Partnership Program aimed to:
- Identify, develop and produce information materials about gambling problems targeted to older women in the community
- Identify, develop and produce information materials targeted to the families of older women with gambling problems
Project partners comprised Gambler’s Help (City), Women’s Health Goulburn North East, Women’s Health West, and the Financial and Consumer Rights Council. The research report was written by Dr Helen Kimberley and published by WIRE in March 2005.
Below are the WIRE information materials about gambling problems subsequently developed for older women and their families.