One of the priorities of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children is to ensure that services meet the needs of women and children subjected to domestic and family violence. DV-alert builds the knowledge and capacity of community frontline workers to provide appropriate support to women and children in Australia through a range of workshops.
Designed for health, allied health and community frontline workers supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, the Indigenous DV-alert workshop enables participants to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence, respond appropriately and refer the case if necessary in these communities. Lifeline engages and consults with the communities' Council of Elders, Indigenous peak organisations, and community service providers before conducting any Indigenous Workshop.
During the workshop, and whilst considering the context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, you'll learn how to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence, how to respond to someone subjected to domestic and family violence, and what best practice methods should be used to refer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children on to the most appropriate support service. Indigenous Workshops are co-delivered with recognised Indigenous trainers.
To be eligible to attend an Indigenous workshop, participants must work or volunteer in a health, allied health, community, higher education, childcare frontline capacity supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
To get a competent mark, you will be required to complete three assessment tasks successfully.
Participants marked competent will receive a Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency CHCDFV001 - Recognise and Respond Appropriately to Domestic and Family Violence apart from all the other benefits.
The best aspects of the training were..."The information about the structure of Indigenous families and communities and the open conversation and safe disclosure of the group. Also, the balance of theory, practical and videos. The professional and warm presenters who valued everyone’s feedback and opinions. Very grateful that this training was free of charge and the data and research was current.’