Learn how to recognise the signs of domestic violence, respond appropriately, and refer to support services. This course covers the nature and scope, patterns and impacts of abuse; what to consider for diverse groups, communication skills, safety planning, referral pathways and more. Apply risk assessment tools in actual cases & learn about the impact of domestic violence. Passion about caring for others? Upskill your knowledge in domestic violence responses.
This course is open to frontline workers in Australia. This includes people who provide direct service and support to the community (paid or unpaid) in sectors like disability support workers, health, allied health, education, childcare and community.
The Victorian state government has determined family violence to be its number one law and order challenge, in recognition of the immeasurable emotional, psychological and physical harm it causes, particularly to women and children. A series of family violence related deaths in Victoria prompted the establishment of Australia’s first Royal Commission into Family Violence.