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Working with men who use Family Violence

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Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre

Cnr Bell Street and St. Georges Road

Preston, VIC 3072


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This event is being hosted by VAADA, and facilitated by No To Violence (incorporating Men’s referral Services/MRS)

This two-day short course introduces the key principles and strategies for working safely with men who use family violence. It provides a detailed understanding of the dynamics of men’s family violence and builds practitioner skills in responding to the challenges and opportunities for working with men towards behaviour change.

The short course covers everything practitioners need to know to be able to identify, assess and work with men using family violence in a safe, respectful and effective way.

The training is ideal for practitioners in a range of settings including the community, family, education, health and business sectors who work with men using family violence.

The course will cover:

  • Introduction to NTV

  • The dynamics and complexities of men’s family violence

  • Risks to women and children in working with men

  • Risk assessment processes

  • Strategies for engaging men safely

  • Key principles for working with men who use family violence

  • Overview of men’s behaviour change programs

  • Individual counselling and casework with men using family violence

Event details

Date: 29th and 30th May 2017

Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm. *Please arrive to register between 9.00-9.15am for a 9.30am start.

Venue: Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre

Cost of $200 includes Eventbrite processing fee, handouts, morning/afternoon tea and lunch

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Car parking available on site

NTV Presenter bios

David Digapony

David is a qualified social worker who has worked in the men’s family violence field for the past 10 years.

He has worked as a men’s behaviour change facilitator for Relationships Australia and as a primary prevention trainer and educator for VicHealth.

He has written a number of articles and reports on the prevention of men’s violence against women and has developed fathering programs promoting respectful and equal relationships including the Baby Makes 3 program.

Currently he is the Workforce Development Coordinator at No To Violence.

Ada Conroy

Ada is a respected trainer and educator with extensive experience in developing and delivering training programs on family violence, Common Risk Assessment Framework, and preventing violence against women to a range of sectors.

She has experience working for a range of family violence focussed services, is a current men’s behaviour change facilitator at Kildonan, a consultant providing external supervision for MBC practitioners and is deputy chair of Project Respect.

Ada is a respected member of the Workforce Development Team at No To Violence.

Terms and conditions

  • Registrations may be cancelled up to 3 working days prior to the day of the workshop with a full refund.

  • Fees are payable, and will not be refunded for cancellations on the day of the training or for non-attendance on the day.

  • Organisations may send alternative candidates to attend training if the original candidate is not available.

  • By registering for this workshop, you are consenting to the terms and conditions of payment and refunds.

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