(02) 6620 1800 [email protected]

Times: 22/10/20 – 9am – 5pm Zoom


3/11/20 – 9am – 5pm Zoom

Target Groups

Workers in Health, Government and Non-Government organisations wanting to increase their awareness, understanding and responses to domestic and family violence.

Course Description

The National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010 – 2022 identifies domestic and family violence and sexual assault as gendered crimes that have an unequal impact on women. These actions are the most pervasive forms of violence experienced by women in Australia. On average one woman a week is killed by her partner or ex-partner. Everyone has a role in responding to women and children experiencing domestic and family violence. This one day virtual training session will increase participants’ understanding and capacity to identify and respond to people experiencing domestic and family violence. It will explore the frameworks, definitions and legislation informing best practice and discuss the underlying individual, community and social determinants of domestic and family violence.This virtual training is a pre-requisite for DV601: Practical skills in responding to people who experience domestic & family violence and DV607: Domestic violence & child protection: Developing good practice responses to a complex problem.

Learning Outcomes

Summarise what is domestic and family violence.

Define frameworks and legislation guiding practice.

Explore key steps to provide support and increase safety.

Explain trauma informed practice.

Explore the tactics and dynamics of domestic violence.

Identify responses to domestic violence.

Identify and facilitate appropriate referral pathways



Cost: FREE

Coordinator: Lynda Andrews

Email: [email protected]

Or phone/email the administration office: [email protected] | 02-9840-3735

Application online only: https://swecav.hss.health.nsw.gov.au/portal/forms/course-application-wizard?cid=487

Family and domestic violence support services:

1800 Respect National Helpline: 1800 737 732

Women’s Crisis Line (NSW): 1800 656 463

Safe Steps Crisis Line (Vic): 1800 015 188

Men’s Referral Service: 1300 766 491

Mensline: 1300 789 978

Lifeline (24-hour Crisis Line): 131 114

Relationships Australia: 1300 364 277