november, 2017

9nov9:30 am- 4:30 pmSmartSafe: Digital safety, family violence and risk assessment9:30 am - 4:30 pm CBD


Event Details

Based on Victorian research this training explores how technology is being used to perpetrate family violence and the ways adult survivors and advocates can respond to increase safety and perpetrator accountability.

Essential training for any family violence frontline staff especially:

  • refuge workers
  • family violence crisis workers
  • outreach workers
  • after hours crisis workers
  • counsellors working with adult survivors and their children.

This training is also important for team leaders and senior workers, as we consider practice changes required to support safer risk assessment and safety planning in the digital space.

This course covers:

  • Understanding the unique and changing ways technology is being used to exert power and control over women and their children (ie. through Facebook, Twitter, ‘Revenge Porn’ etc)
  • Different types of technology used and the impacts on women and their children
  • Risk Assessment and intake processes
  • Safety planning approaches
  • Safety tips for Women
  • Advocacy options for family violence workers (including legal responses)
  • Agency frameworks for a more comprehensive approach to digital safety.


(Thursday) 9:30 am - 4:30 pm