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Family Violence Specialist Training - Culturally Responsive Practice

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Mallee Domestic Violence Services

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148 Lime Avenue

Mildura, VIC 3500

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inTouch Multicultural Centre and Mallee Family Violence Executive are pleased to be offering free training for Specialist Family Violence practitioners.

This one day interactive training is aimed at family violence practitioners or workers who have a majority of FV
work in their client work. The participants will have an applied understanding of identifying and responding to
family violence and are seeking to strengthen their practice in building and sustaining relationship with refugee
and migrant clients. The training enables participants to reflect on their own and clients’ cultural context and
examine how these may impact on the worker/client relationships. The training aims to increase participants’
confidence in supporting CALD women experiencing family violence and raise awareness of the additional
challenges they face.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop an in depth understanding of barriers and challenges for CALD victim/survivors of family violence to access services

  • Develop an understanding of how culture and migration history affects clients capacity to seek and sustain support

  • Explore and apply principles of culturally responsive practice and introduce principles of intersectionality

  • Enhance skills in cross cultural engagement

  • Enhance skills in risk assessment and safety planning for CALD women

  • Develop understanding of guiding principles in working with interpreters in the FV setting

Audience

Family Violence practitioners with pre-existing knowledge on recognizing, responding and referring women
experiencing family violence. This may include refuge workers; family violence case managers; outreach family
violence workers; family violence liaison officers; applicant workers from courts. This can also include those in non-family violence specific roles where the majority of their time is focused on family violence work.

These trainings will be facilitated by trainers from inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence who have
experience in training and client work with migrant and refugee communities. inTouch is a specialist state-wide
family violence service committed to enhancing culturally appropriate service responses for migrant and refugee
people impacted by family violence. This includes direct service provision, sector capacity building and advocacy.



Lunch will be provided on the day along with tea/coffee.



For further queries, please contact Mallee Domestic Violence Services - (03) 5021 2130
Norm Tink, normt@msau-mdvs.org.au, or
Metaxia Tsoukatos, metaxiat@msau-mdvs.org.au

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