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 Awareness Sessions.
Do you want to understand the initial signs of domestic and family violence, and know how to respond appropriately and refer the case if necessary? Lifeline offers variations of awareness sessions – aimed at laying the foundations to understanding and responding to domestic and family violence issues.
1-Day DV-aware is a one-day awareness session that is available to the public or organisations, providing an in-depth awareness session around the issue of domestic and family violence.
What will I learn?
You'll walk away with a basic understanding of these issues, and tools that will guide you to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence, providing you the foundations to assess what you can do as an individual or group to prevent family violence.
You can sign up for an awareness session in your community via this website. Find out where awareness sessions are going to be held in your state and territory and click on your preferred session to begin the sign-up process.
1-Day DV-aware sessions are free of charge to all eligible participants.
"(I learnt) how to respond appropriately and support people dealing with DFV. I’ve enjoyed every aspect… this session has covered a whole variety of all aspects of DFV. (The trainer’s) knowledge and whole demeanour throughout was excellent."