NIFVS / WHIN event
This graduate certificate course is designed to prepare both new graduates and experienced practitioners for a rewarding career in the domestic and family violence sector. Students can study part-time, or complete [...]
This graduate certificate course is designed to prepare both new graduates and experienced practitioners for a rewarding career in the domestic and family violence sector.
Students can study part-time, or complete the qualification full-time (July through to November 2020), and be prepared with the practical skills and knowledge to work in the family violence sector in responding, client management, primary prevention, policy or programming. This course will be offered online throughout 2020.
Students can learn at the times that suit around work and family commitments, with video content from professionals across the sector and skills-based workshops and one-to-one discussions delivered by our expert teaching team online.
RMIT are currently also seeking government support to offer discounted places for next semester. You can register your interest now, to be the first to know when those discounted spots in the program become available.
July 1 (Wednesday) 9:00 am - November 30 (Monday) 5:00 pm
This webinar will show how gender and disability inequality drives violence, and how workers can contribute to violence prevention through their work. They will gain awareness of the causes and [...]
This webinar will show how gender and disability inequality drives violence, and how workers can contribute to violence prevention through their work. They will gain awareness of the causes and types of violence; dynamics of power and control; an introduction to managing disclosures; and referral organisations and self-care. Workers will be directed to resources to support them in their work. The webinar will also include a panel discussion with experts in family violence, disability and advocacy.
(Thursday) 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Genetic Support Network of Victoria and Women with Disabilities Victoria
An orientation for new homelessness workers to homelessness and the operation of the Homelessness Service System in Melbourne’s north and west.
(Monday) 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Northern and Western Homelessness Networks
This training and professional development workshop is ideal for front line practitioners who work on crisis lines or intake workers who receive disclosures of [...]
This training and professional development workshop is ideal for front line practitioners who work on crisis lines or intake workers who receive disclosures of intimate partner abuse by either victim survivors or perpetrators. Family violence responses may or may not be your primary role during calls.
This workshop will enhance your work by offering a queer affirmative framework to family violence practice in order to provide inclusive responses to LGBTI people experiencing or at risk of domestic and family violence to appropriate support services.
By the end of the session participants will:
- Identify and understand the unique vulnerabilities and barriers that LGBTI callers face
- Examine a definition of LGBTI intimate partner abuse and how it can guide interventions on the phones
- Understand guiding principles and frameworks used to work with gay/ bisexual/ trans/ queer men and provide referrals to perpetrator behaviour change programs
- Understand how the experiences of police and the criminal justice system impact on LGBTI callers
- Know about the specialised services available to support LGBTI victims and perpetrators of family violence for prompt and relevant referrals
- Ways to avoid misidentification of LGBTI people and their partners during phone call
- Understand the risks of collusion with LGBTI callers
As well as reflective practice:
- Be offered a practice model to promote caller engagement and referrals
- Discussions on working with LGBTI family violence within a COVID-19 context- what are we learning, what are our challenges
- Reflective practice to apply the frameworks with facilitated group discussion
- Listen to a mock LGBTI intake call and group reflections
Anthony is a counsellor and social worker and his work spans over 15 years of working in the LGBTI and mainstream not-for-profit community health sector and in private practice. Anthony’s work involves developing and co-facilitating men’s behaviour change programs (MBCP) for LGBTI and mainstream family violence services. He has led an LGBTI family violence court support team with Magistrates Courts Victoria and currently provides clinical supervision to family violence practitioners and MBCP teams. Anthony is responsible for the delivery of LGBTI family violence training and capacity building with Thorne Harbour Health.
(Monday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thorne Harbour Health
The Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre are partnering with Domestic Violence Victoria, the peak body for specialist family violence services for women and children in [...]
The Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre are partnering with Domestic Violence Victoria, the peak body for specialist family violence services for women and children in Victoria, to deliver a ‘Responding to the Shadow Pandemic’ webinar series. Each session will provide an opportunity to hear updates and findings from the family violence sector and the Monash research team investigating family violence during COVID-19 as well as practice experts from relevant organisations.
Speakers at this webinar: InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence, Council to Homeless Persons & Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre.
(Wednesday) 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre & Domestic Violence Victoria
Engaging men who use violence in programs about change is complex and challenging. Confrontational and punitive approaches are commonly used in men’s behaviour change [...]
Engaging men who use violence in programs about change is complex and challenging. Confrontational and punitive approaches are commonly used in men’s behaviour change programs (MBCPs), particularly in justice settings. Yet, these approaches often do not encourage men to develop an intrinsic motivation to engage in a meaningful way.
Research has explored alternative approaches that encourage men to engage and develop their willingness to change. One such approach is based on a personalised client-worker relationship, characterised by empathy and trust.
Drawing on findings from ANROWS research ‘Exploring the client-worker relationship in men’s behaviour change group work programs’, a panel of researchers and practitioners will discuss:
• safe practice skills based on a personalised client-worker relationship in MBCPs
• how client-worker relationships are impacted by COVID-19
• the emotional load often experienced by facilitators and supervisors and ways managers and organisations can provide support
• policy and system level changes needed to support practice change
• future directions for practice and service delivery in MBCPs. There will also be a live Q&A.
This webinar is designed for:
• practitioners, policymakers, practice design decision makers and researchers working in the men’s behaviour change sector, including justice services and domestic and family violence services
• practitioners, practice design decision makers and policymakers who engage with men who use violence and their families, including child protection, health, community and family support sectors.
Presenters: Dr Elizabeth Reimer, Dr Kate Seymour, Phil Jones and Lizette Twisleton. Facilitator: Michele Robinson. The webinar is free to attend and the recording will also be available on the ANROWS website.
(Wednesday) 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm