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Training.

We create a safe and constructive learning space to optimise staff professional development and learning. Our expert team has designed a range of training packages to suit different workplaces and professional needs. Self-care strategies, training review and evaluation is factored into our program design and delivery. Our approach is open and flexible. We listen to your needs and can tailor our programs to maximise benefits to your employees.

Family Violence Foundations

 

Duration
3hr

Modes of delivery 
Face-to-face or 2x 1.5hr online sessions.

Level
Foundational

Who for
The program is relevant to any organisation, including private companies, sporting clubs, educational institutions or community organisations.
It is designed to provide general information about family violence; skills to better recognise, respond and refer family violence employee disclosures; and inform all employees about current organisational policies and processes.

You will learn
In this training you will learn how to recognise the signs of family violence, offer safe and appropriate responses, and refer or know where to seek useful support.

Additional information
An Australian workplace study in 2011 showed that employees are more likely to disclose to their colleagues rather than their managers; and when they have disclosed family violence to their managers, the vast majority found the response to be not useful.

To address this, we offer an extension of this package for senior leaders who would like to better explore their role in responding to and supporting employees who disclose that they are experiencing or using family violence.

Implement Appropriate Family Violence Frameworks in your Work

Duration
Full-day training program

Modes of delivery 
Online and face-to-face. Training can be delivered over a day or staged over a few sessions, incorporating staff supervision and support throughout. The latter is recommended for client-facing staff and for optimising the learning.

Level
Foundational to Moderate

Who for
Tailored for those working in community and social services; financial institutions; utility companies; debt collector agencies; insurances; in-home service providers and anyone with direct client or customer contact who is not a family violence specialist worker.

You will learn
As a practitioner – you will learn to apply current legislation and systemic response mechanisms to your client work. You will better understand and work with shame and trauma; engage families and men safely in discussing family violence; refer to appropriate services; provide direct support safely. If foundational family violence knowledge is missing, we recommend that your staff undergo our Family Violence Foundations program first.

As a customer services professional (working over the phone or in person), you will learn to apply your organisational policies and practices more effectively in the event that you recognise signs of family and domestic violence in your consumer/client contact and are required to respond.

Additional information
We strongly recommend that senior leaders in your organisation undergo the Family Violence Foundations training if your employees are participating in our advanced program. This will enhance your capacity to align your organisational infrastructure with safety and best-practice principles in relation to family violence.

Apply an Intersectional Framework to Family Violence Response

Duration
Two-day training package

Modes of delivery 
Face-to-face preferred. Online delivery is available and is spanned across several 2hr sessions.

Level
Moderate to Advanced

Who for
Aims to equip practitioners in assessing and managing family violence risk with consideration to various intersecting forces of oppression and privilege that impact perpetrators and victim survivors in the communities being serviced. By equipping staff with an understanding of these complex ideas, they will better be able to engage with members of the community to explore some of the drivers of family violence and some of the early intervention and prevention strategies.

You will learn
At the end of the program, participants will be better able to:
● Identify, assess, and manage family violence drivers and risk within an intersectional framework
● Implement therapeutic frameworks effectively when working with shame and trauma
● Assess and manage unconscious bias when challenging a violence-condoning narrative with individuals or groups

Additional information
It is expected that participants will already have foundational knowledge of family violence systems, including MARAM practice guidelines, relevant legislation and the broader family violence context. If this is not the case, it is highly recommended that such training is completely via the appropriate channels prior to participation in this program. Talk to our team as we can help to facilitate this for you.

Provide Effective Evidence-based Practice with Family Violence Perpetrators

Duration
Minimum of two days intensive training package

Modes of delivery 
Face-to-face preferred. Online delivery is available and is spanned across several 2hr sessions.

Level
Advanced

Who for
It is designed to equip staff in risk assessment and management when working with family violence perpetrators, while maintaining the safety of victim survivors. It is widely understood that staff morale and wellbeing is enhanced when their level of skill meets the complexity of the work being done. This program will add steps to further upskill family violence and other practitioners working in intervention or prevention programs.

You will learn
At the end of this program, participants who are engaging and supporting perpetrators of family violence will be better able to:
 ● Identify, assess and manage perpetrators of family violence
 ● Implement systemic frameworks more broadly in relation to risk assessment and management
 ● Apply evidence-based practice, whilst recognising and challenging violence-condoning narratives

Additional information
We strongly recommend staff supervision whilst completing this training and applying the learning. We are open to discussing the best approach for your teams.

Looking for more Contact us directly to discuss the design and delivery of specialised training and Train the Trainer packages for your organisation.

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