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Foundations of Domestic and Family Violence Work Practices (SW,NQ,M,SE,CQ)

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This series provides contemporary and foundational level knowledge and skills to recognise and respond to domestic and family violence.

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Given the Covid-19 environment and the likely increased risk to the prevalence of domestic and family violence across Australia, the need for contemporary foundational training for workers is essential in the current uncertain and complex times.

This workshop will provide introductory and foundational level of information of how to sensitively and appropriately recognise and respond to DFV. Completing the workshop will also build your understanding and acknowledgement of:

  • Gender inequality and its relationship to DFV
  • Work practices that consider trauma-informed principles
  • The impacts of health and wellbeing for DFV victims/survivors
  • Intersectionality, victim/survivor experiences and sensitivity in responding to DFV
  • Prioritisation of physical, cultural and emotional safety
  • Workplace limitations, worker boundaries and WHS
  • The new Domestic and family violence services Practice principles, standards and guidance

Learning outcomes

  1. Recognise the social, economic, political and historical contexts of DFV
  2. Review work practices when recognising and responding to DFV
  3. Identify work health and safety considerations when recognising and responding to DFV

These learning outcomes are based on the principles of safety, respect, access and equity, human rights, intersectionality, social justice, empowerment and accountability.

Online workshops are held: 01,02 & 03 September 2pm-4pm. You are registering for the whole three part series

Note: there will be a essential equipment test prior to workshop on Thursday 27 August 2pm-2.30.

Further Information:

These forums will be held on Zoom, an online platform. When your place is confirmed you will receive an email with details on how to connect to Zoom. If you have questions before this please contact us at workforce@healingfoundation.org.au.

WorkUP Queensland is delivered by The Healing Foundation and ANROWS to build and grow capability and capacity of the sexual violence, women's health and domestic and family violence sector over the next five years.

You can visit our website at WorkUP Queensland to find out more about our work and the development of the regional workforce plans.

Who should attend

New frontline workers, volunteers and administrators across domestic and family violence services, including women’s refuges, as well as direct service delivery workers in more generalised services. This may also be applicable for those staff returning to the domestic and family violence workforce.

Mode of Delivery

Live interactive workshop delivered via Zoom

About the Facilitators

CQUniversity Project Officer Jamie Anderson is a qualified Aboriginal social worker and identifies with the Gangulu Wuli-Wuli/Kanolu clan groups from Central Queensland. She actively possesses knowledge in social work processes and interventions, decolonisation and cultural supervision; with direct field practice and experience in youth, family violence within local Aboriginal rural, remote and broader community sector; and leading practice in an intensive family support program, her participation in collaborative research projects and sector development will continue in 2020 for the Centre. Jamie holds the position of Chairperson on the Board of Access Recreation, the leading provider of choice for people with disabilities, and Committee Member on the Board of Helem Yumba (HY) CQ Healing Centre.Suewellyn Kelly

CQUniversity Associate Lecturer Suewellyn Kelly is an educator and practitioner with 30 years’ experience in the health, community, and education sectors. She has worked with the Youth Affairs Network Queensland, the Queensland Council of Social Service, the Mackay Community Crime Prevention Action Team, and the Mackay Aboriginal and Islander Justice Alternative Group. Suewellyn has a keen interest in promoting integrated, holistic work practices - both in advocacy and program development roles – to address “silo” responses to domestic violence, sexual assault, homelessness, mental health, substance misuse, generational trauma, as well as educational, social, and financial exclusion.

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