Domestic & Family Violence Training For Professionals
Women’s Safety Services SA (WSSSA) is South Australia’s leading specialist in providing an integrated response to women and children experiencing domestic and family violence. As part of this work, WSSSA develops and delivers practice and skill-based training around recognising and responding to domestic and family violence.
WSSSA delivers foundational, intermediate and advance level courses that address the core knowledge and skills required to respond to families affected by domestic and family violence, as well as more specialised modules that focus on exploring key high-risk factors.
Our recently launched “Understanding Coercive Control” eLearning module is an online, self-paced online learning course, designed to support participants in developing their ability to recognise coercive control and support clients who are being subjected to it.
Our in-person training, offered across two semesters each year, provides the opportunity for attendees to build their skills in recognising and responding to domestic and family violence within an interactive and supportive setting alongside their professional peers.
WSSSA currently offers training packages via three main delivery options for our in-person training:
Individual staff can book into a course via our Training Calendar, which offers core units at regular intervals throughout the year. Learning is in a multi-disciplinary context.
Details will be provided below when events are available for booking.
Organisations can request a training package for their staff group, delivered at a location chosen by the requesting organisation. Learning is contextualised to the particular needs of the staff group.
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WSSSA can work in partnership with a requesting organisation to develop a tailored learning package that meets the specific needs of that workforce. Learning is targeted to the strategic directions of a sector/organisation. Costing/contracts negotiated.
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Domestic and Family Violence: Foundations
Build your foundational knowledge of domestic and family violence in an Australian context.
If you are a frontline worker in health, community, education or other professional who works with families, the ability to recognise domestic and family violence and know how to help is important. Our foundational course will help you to understand:
• What is domestic and family violence
• Common patterns and behaviours of someone perpetrating domestic and family violence
• The link between gender inequality and domestic and family violence
• Why domestic and family violence is a safety issue
• How to support victim-survivors choices and safety
• Where to refer victim-survivors to for specialist support
We aim for you to complete this course feeling empowered to respond confidently and know how to promote the safety of the person you are supporting.
WHO: for any practitioner who wants to build a solid foundational knowledge of domestic and family violence, including how to recognise, respond and refer.
WHEN: 17 Aug 2023 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
PRIOR KNOWLEDGE: none required.
DURATION: 4 hours
Learn more & register for an upcoming session here.