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 individuals working specifically in settlement services sector supporting refugee or humanitarian communities in Australia, the Settlement Workshop enables participants to build their knowledge and capacity to provide appropriate support to refugee and humanitarian women and children in Australia.
During the two-day practical workshop, you'll learn how to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence, how to respond to someone experiencing domestic and family violence and what best practice methods should be used to refer refugee women and their children on to the most appropriate support service.
To be eligible to attend, participants must work or volunteer in the settlement services sector supporting refugee / humanitarian communities in Australia
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.
DV-alert is government funded, so the training fee is waived for all community frontline workers to attend the course. Participants who complete the training are also provided with support for travel, accommodation and staff backfill. You could be eligible for financial assistance. Find out more about our fees here.
"My knowledge and confidence in recognising and responding to the specific needs of clients from refugee backgrounds (has increased through the course). The knowledge of the trainers, the openness for discussion, the practical resources and information (were the best aspects of the training). Thank you so much for the training! The trainers were fantastic!"