Training & Education
Developing safe, best practice responses to Domestic and Family Violence
First course date realeased for 2018 – Recognising and Responding to Domestic and Family Violence
March 19th, 20th & 21st 2018 at Mt Gravatt Tafe
Developing Safe and Best Practices to Domestic and Family Violence is available now in a modular format over three consecutive days. This re-structuring provides an 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.
Day two and three builds on the foundation of day one. Completing two days provides a deeper conceptual and theoretical overview underpinned with practical skills application. Completing the three days provides access to the skills and practice knowledge of experienced sector personnel and an advanced understanding of the complexities and challenges recognising, responding and referring.
Modular Three Day Training
Day One: Recognising Domestic and Family Violence
This one day workshop utilises multiple media methods to assist participants in how to recognise those experiencing and those perpetrating domestic and family violence. This day long workshop of participant driven interaction, demonstrates and describes the distinguishing features and types of domestic and family violence, how victims may behave, how people who use violence may behave, and women’s use of violence. This module is valuable, informative and engaging to those with a range practical and experiential understanding looking to broaden their knowledge and dispel myths. This day also provides an adequate overview for those working in human resources or personal management to be able to recognise and respond to employees, colleagues or community members experiencing or perpetrating domestic and family violence.
Day Two: Responding to Domestic and Family Violence
This day builds on the foundation of the first, exploring in more depth the challenges and barriers for victims of abuse in seeking help and how workplaces, sporting clubs, religious settings, community groups and other organisations can structure responses to those experiencing domestic and family violence. This is a hands on skills development day in which tools of risk and danger assessment are developed and refined from a shared framework. Key risk indicators like strangulation and death threats are looked at in depth, as well as deterrents to disclosing and the impacts of abusiveness on children.
Day Three: Referring pathways for Domestic and Family Violence
This final day focuses predominantly on safety planning and accessing resources (referrals) for the purpose of intervention. This day provides capacity for reflection on how our values and beliefs interacts with the values and beliefs of those seeking resources. The day is completed with discussion and resources around self-care and reflective practices. This day completes the series and is pitched at those wanting an advanced understanding of the complexities of assisting those experiencing and those using domestic and family violence.
One Day Training (7hrs; with breaks) – $350 per person inc GST
Two Day Training (2 x 7hrs; with breaks) – $475 per person inc GST
Three Day Training (2 x 7hrs; with breaks & 1 x 5hrs with breaks) – $550 per person inc GST
(Discounts available for 2 or more participants from Not for Profit Organisations. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information)
- Morning tea will be provided, with lunch at your own expense.
- Training Times – 9am to 4.30pm Daily.
- No parking available at venue, however close to public transport.
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.
- Anyone wanting to develop their skills and knowledge in the areas of domestic and family violence.
The course venue changes due to availablitiy in training venue. We use both Southbank Tafe and Mt Gravatt Tafe for training, close to all public transport. Sorry no parking available onsite (Southbank Tafe Only), Paid parking available.
You can register for this training online Click Here or contact us for more information. Karyn at DVConnect will be able to help with all enquiries between the hours of 8am and 4pm on 07 3156 2323 or email@example.com
Meet the Trainers
Mark is trained as a psychologist and works as a counsellor, public speaker and educator. Mark has worked in the domestic and family violence sector for over ten years and has held other positions in correctional centres, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres, street outreach services and youth services.
Mark is a practitioner first and foremost, that understands the complexity and challenges in the behavioural change domain. Mark holds the belief that as contemporary “change agents” we need conviction, compassion and authority, when holding men accountable for their violence, built on a research informed understanding and clear analysis of Domestic and Family Violence.
Sophie has worked in the domestic and 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 Australia. Having previously worked in West Australia and more recently at DVConnect’s sister service in Victoria (Safe Steps: Family Violence Response Centre), Sophie has some understanding of the differences in response to domestic and family violence within Australia depending on the state.
Sophie is currently the Practice Manager at 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 to achieve a seamless passage from violence to safety.