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Facing Family Violence in Faith Communities: Faith Leaders (Workshop 1)

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81HighStreet

81-91 High Street

Preston, VIC 3072

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Everyone has the right to feel safe and free from violence in their relationships.

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Workshops for Faith Leaders

In the first of two workshops, you’ll learn about the different types of family violence, the prevalence of family violence in Australia and how you, as a faith leader, can raise awareness of, respond to and work towards preventing family violence in your community. You’ll also be provided with information about how to respond when a person discloses to you that they’re experiencing family violence.

Workshop 1

Understanding family violence

• Definition, types, and experiences of family violence

• Impacts of family violence – statistics, individual impacts and organisational impacts

• Myths and attitudes about family violence

• Drivers of family violence – including gender inequality

• How systems and cultures contribute to family violence

Responding to people experiencing family violence

• Barriers to disclosing family violence

• Indicators of family violence

• Responding appropriately to disclosure

• Asking appropriate questions where family violence is suspected

• Referring to specialist agencies

• Ongoing support for people experiencing family violence

Workshop 2 will be held on Thursday 4 March 2021 and Thursday 3 June 2021

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