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In The Lookout's online Community of Practice, 'Topics' are used to organise content such as discussions, links, articles, documents and events into relevant sections.
For example, if you are a family violence worker who needs information on, or has a question about what professional tools are available, the Topic of 'Professional Standards and Codes of Practice' would be a good place to start. This Topic contains documents and links to Codes of Practice and performance standards for a range of important services involved in the delivery of family violence services.
Topics are organised into Categories to help ease navigation around the Community. Categories can hold multiple Topics, and are sometimes organised into sub categories. For example, the 'People affected by family violence' Category holds the following subcategories:
If you're unsure, you can always use the Search box at the top of the Community of Practice landing page to help find what you're looking for. You can search using the exact title of a resource, service or document, or else by using keywords relating to your search.
We are currently inviting workers from full or affiliate Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic) member organisations to become registered users of The Lookout. Registered users can see and take part in Topic discussions, suggest resources for Topics, and subscribe to Topics within the Community of Practice. If you work with a DV Vic organisation, please register today.
Registered users of the Community can subscribe to Topics that they are interested in. Once you've subscribed to a Topic, each time you log in to The Lookout, you will be able to see what's new in each Topic you've subscribed to.
As an online Community of Practice, The Lookout is intended to evolve and grow in usefulness with the input of members of the Community. Registered users can suggest resources to be included in Topics - just click on: at the top of each Topic page or add your suggestion here.
Suggest a service
As well as suggesting resources to include in our Community of Practice, registered users can also suggest services to be added to our Service Directory - just click on:
to the right of the region map or add your suggestion here.
Each Topic can include a number of discussions, to be led by that Topic's community leader and moderated by the community leader and The Lookout's site admin team. For example, there are currently two discussions within this 'Topic on Topics', one of which is an 'open thread' where registered users can ask any questions or give feedback about The Lookout's community of practice. Simply click on the discussion's title and scroll down to add your comment.
We welcome your feedback on the site, which will help us continue to improve The Lookout. Please contact us if you have further questions or suggestions about this site.