Training & Awareness
Developing safe, best practice responses to Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence
DVConnect tailors packages to suit your workplace’s needs and requirements in acting to recognise and respond to domestic violence. We have various training packages for both your employees and management team to participate in, and we are happy to discuss options that would be suitable to your specific needs.
This is an informative opportunity for those in human resources, supervisory or management positions to sit alongside sector service providers to access the necessary understanding and analysis to assist them in being able to provide support to those disclosing abuse within the workplace.
DVConnect’s Mission: To enable the seamless passage from violence to safety.
DVConnect’s Vision: A Queensland free from domestic, family and sexual violence.
Awareness Session 1.5 hours
Awareness sessions are based around recognising what constitutes as Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence, and the signs to recognise in both family life and the workplace. This session provides information about the many forms of domestic violence, an explanation of why a gendered analysis is important in the context of domestic violence, and a summary of possible referral sources.
Management Sessions 2-3 hours
Facilitated to Management and /or HR Staff to understand how to recognise and respond to an employee experiencing domestic or family violence and how to support the employee. These sessions take a more in-depth look at the complexity of domestic violence and what resources are available to the employee, safety planning considerations and where the employee can seek help and referral.
Workplace Tailored Session
100% tailored session to your employees and managers. We understand your organisation may seek specialist training in one or more areas and we are happy to discuss the type of training required in order to achieve the best results for your organisation. To discuss your requirements, contact us on (07) 3156 2323 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All sessions are designed to be both informative and engaging with participant driven interaction.
A few of the organisations that DVConnect have developed training packages for previously:
- Participants have included staff from various Corporate Services
- Police Services
- Local Councils
- Health & Hospital Services
- Tenancy Rights Workers
- School Guidance Counsellors
- Other Social Service Agencies Working In Mental Health, Disability or Homelessness space
Who should attend?
- Professionals working in any capacity where they come in contact with women and children subjected to domestic and family violence.
- Professionals from any sector coming in contact with men who use violence against their families or intimate partners.
- Employees and Workplaces wanting to develop their skills and knowledge in the area of domestic and family violence, including nurses, Human Resources staff and all Management levels.
The course can be held in your very own workplace or we have a training room located centrally within Brisbane!
You can register for DVConnect training by email email@example.com or contact us for further information on 07 3156 2323.
Meet the Trainer – Sophie McCashin
Sophie has worked in the domestic, family violence and sexual assault space in various positions at both practitioner and leadership levels within Women’s Refuge settings and crisis response services in New Zealand, Cambodia and across various states within Australia.
Sophie is currently the Practice Manager for DVConnect, Queensland’s 24/7 state-wide crisis service. In her role at DVConnect, Sophie oversees the group of committed Womensline, Sexual Assault Line and Mensline Practitioners who aim to assist callers that are experiencing domestic or family violence achieve a seamless passage from violence to safety, and to hold perpetrators of violence to account.