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Applying a Trauma Informed Approach when supporting adults who have experienced Domestic Violence

Providing services to survivors of domestic violence often involves advocating for legal, financial and physical safety. A trauma informed approach requires that workers also attend to advocating for and supporting emotional and psychological safety. In addition, this requires that individual workers and organisations strive for building the resources and capabilities of domestic violence survivors so that they may navigate their own safety and the systems that will support them to... [More]

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Beyond Visible Injuries: Documenting Domestic Violence

Records can misconstrue victims' and perpetrators' roles and convey distorted notions about the realities of victims' lives and the context of the violence they suffer. This can lead to practices that put adult victims and their children at further risk. This course will consider what makes for best practice in this area and the obstacles that may get in the way of workers doing so. It will provide real life examples of poor documentation and consider the potential ramifications... [More]

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Case Management for Clients with Complex Needs

Clients with Complex Support Needs Clients with Complex Support Needs can have difficulties that span a number of areas, including some or all of the following: disability, trauma, health, education, behaviour as well as social issues within their lives – a product of their life situation and the potential failure of the structures that support them. Working with clients with Complex Support Needs involves a planned, strengths-based approach, building a working relationship that... [More]

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Domestic and Family Violence: Understanding the Impact on Children

For many years children were viewed as silent witnesses to the trauma which was going on within their homes. Some even considered that children could live in these homes and not be impacted. Research indicates an alarming prevalence of domestic violence in our society and a potentially harmful impact on children. For these reasons it is important for those workers who encounter children in their work roles to have some insight into domestic violence and its impact on children. The... [More]

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Domestic, Family Violence and People with Cognitive Disability

This one day training course will look at the dynamics of violence within intimate relationships, highlighting the particular issues that people with a range of cognitive disabilities experience. It is focused on providing workers tools and practical strategies to use when working with people with cognitive disability that may be experiencing or affected by domestic and or family violence. Looking at the dynamics of violence within intimate relationships, male/female, same sex... [More]

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Understanding and Responding to Domestic Violence

Whether you are working in a service focused on DV or not, DV is so prevalent anyone working in the social welfare, children’s, health and education sectors need to be able to identify DV, understand the dynamics, the potential impacts, the safety, legal and support systems and be able utilise good practice and safe responses to individuals and families. Learning Outcomes: Identify DV, and screening tool Understand the dynamics Understand potential impacts Identify the safety,... [More]

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Using Narrative Therapy to Respond to Domestic and Family Violence

Family violence occurs across all cultural groups and classes. This workshop will support workers to build a best practice framework when responding to the impact of violence. It draws on the theory and practices of Narrative Therapy to support clients to tell their stories in strengthening rather than re­traumatising ways. It also offers workers ideas and practices to sustain themselves when hearing stories of abuse and injustice, by staying connected to their hopes and values,... [More]

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Responding Effectively to People who have Experienced Sexual Violence

Disclosures of sexual violence strike fear into the heart of many clinicians and the most frequent response is to refer to sexual assault experts. Latest estimates however, suggest that one in five Australian women and one in 22 Australian men experience sexual violence after the age of 15 years (Cox, 2016). Such prevalence rates mean that specialist sexual assault services are unable to respond to total demand of people affected by sexual violence. A safe relational space is... [More]

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Men Living Without Violence: Kind Man, Strong Man

This comprehensive two day workshop will provide a safe and informative practice-based workshop exploring the issue of working with men who use violence in the home. This course is both theory and skills based, providing participants with the opportunity to discuss issues in relation to their work with men, observe a senior practitioner and practice their own skills. The practice paradigm that this course focuses on is firmly embedded on a child protection mother-safe framework. It... [More]

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