Family Violence Training for Interpreters

5 February 2021 (Hobart and online) and 6 February 2021 (Launceston)

AUSIT TAS is offering free one-day workshops on Interpreting in Family Violence Settings. The workshops are designed to ensure interpreters are adequately equipped to meet the need of their culturally and linguistically diverse clients for specialised language services, especially conveying themes of family violence in various professional settings.

Workshop topics include:

  • Safety for Interpreters - Practical Work & Dilemmas
  • Physical & Psychological Effects of Family Violence and Abuse
  • Coercive Behaviour & Harassment
  • What happens in Court?
  • Meetings with Community Services

For details and registration visit www.ausit.org/ausit-events/

Breaking the Trap: Working with clients experiencing coercive control

3 hour online sessions, August - October 2021

Breaking the Trap is a professional development opportunity for workers in all sectors whose clients may have experienced coercive control. Participants in the masterclass work directly with Engender Equality senior practitioner Dr Torna Pitman and a small group of peers in a relaxed online forum to explore the real-life application of coercive control theory. Participants will also receive a Breaking the Trap resource for use in their own client work.

For details and registration visit www.trybooking.com/BMKLQ or contact Engender Equality on 6278 9090 or at admin@engenderequality.org.au

A 10 part coercive control video series is available at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei7Uhtf8w7Q&list=PLXrH0lW0vtxrc4TD4rzlNu89UWxE3Jvzo

Love Bites Respectful Relationships Facilitator Training

27 - 29 October 2021, Kingston (South)

NAPACAN is running two interactive workshops in the South in October: a two-day Respectful Relationships training and a half day of trauma-informed theory into practice training.

For details and registration visit here.

NAPCAN also runs several modules on the Love Bites program throughout the year, including facilitator training and a trauma informed module. You can see the full calendar of events at ww.napcan.org.au/training/.

Mentors in Violence Prevention Program

7 December 2021 (Smithton)

The Mentors in Violence Prevention Program  provides skills to help end violence in our communities by helping us learn how to be effective bystanders. Bystanders can confront, interrupt, or prevent violence. The training is for men and women from the general community. The workshop develops skills for concrete options you can safely use in a range of situations. Visit the links below to register.

For details and registration visit:

Sessions are running statewide during 2021. For information contact programs@hobartws.org.au

Family and Sexual Violence and Emergency Events

In November 2020, the Family and Sexual Violence and Emergency Events training module went live on Tasmanian Emergency Management Training (TasEMT). TasEMT is a resource to enable people with emergency management responsibilities to increase their capability and capacity to be proficient during the All Hazards phases of prevention, preparedness, response and recovery (PPRR).

The module is targeted towards anyone in the emergency management sector and anyone involved in developing emergency management/recovery policies, including:

  • Local government / Tasmanian State Service Interoperability Register
  • Volunteers / Support agencies / Not-for-profit organisations
  • Control centres / operation centres / recovery and evacuation centres / WebEOC users
  • Response Management Authority / Emergency Management Coordination / Recovery Coordinators

Having this understanding of the link between family and sexual violence and emergency events can assist individuals working in these areas to:

  • appropriately respond to disclosures of family and sexual violence with the information provided in the module; and
  • understand the additional barriers victim-survivors of family and sexual violence are faced with when developing recovery policies.

The module can be accessed through the SES website.

Sexual Violence: Drivers and Impacts

Three 6-hour online units. Unit 1 commencing 16 August 2021 (Unit 2 and 3 TBA)

Monash University and the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine are developing a three-unit course for health practitioners in recognising and responding to sexual violence and are seeking expression of interest from registered and practicing health practitioners to undertake the RACGP CPD-accredited training pilot at no cost. You can enrol in single or multiple units.

The training is designed for medical practitioners, nurses, midwives and other health professionals providing primary health care for patients who may have experienced sexual violence.

For more information and to register your interest visit https://www.monash.edu/medicine/sphpm/study/professional-education/sexual-violence-drivers-and-impacts-unit-1

DV-Alert

Recognise, Respond, Refer - family and domestic violence training

Domestic and Family Violence Response Training (DV-alert) is a free national training program designed for health, allied health, educational, childcare, and community support frontline workers for whom family violence is not a core function of their role.

The training program will assist service providers and practitioners to learn to recognise the signs of violence; respond with appropriate care; and refer effectively to specialist support services.

For more information, visit www.dvalert.org.au

eSafety Commissioner

The eSafety Commissioner provides online and face-to-face training to help promote online safety and build online safety skills, including knowledge to support and anyone who is experiencing or has experienced domestic violence.

Training includes:

For more information, visit esafety.gov.au.