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Domestic Violence Awareness Training

DV-alert (Domestic Violence Response Training) is Lifeline's free nationally recognised training program that enables health, allied health and frontline workers to confidently:

  • Recognise signs of domestic and family violence.
  • Respond with appropriate care.
  • Refer people experiencing or at risk of domestic and family violence to appropriate support services.

DV-ALERT - 2 DAY WORKSHOPS

The 2 day workshops are for health, allied health, and community frontline workers in Australia. One of the priorities of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children is to ensure that services meet the needs of women and children experiencing violence. DV-alert aims to build the knowledge and capacity of community frontline workers to provide appropriate support to women and children.

Government-funded DV Alert workshops delivered by Lifeline Ballarat are currently scheduled. Please check the DV Alert website for government funded DV Alert training programs offered in Ballarat and other locations in Victoria.

There are different streams of the 2 day workshops:

General DV-alert 

Designed for health, allied health, higher education, childcare, and community frontline workers in Australia, the General DV-alert workshop enables participants to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence, respond appropriately and refer to appropriate services.

Multicultural DV-alert

Designed for health, allied health, higher education, childcare frontline capacity, and community frontline workers supporting culturally and linguistically diverse communities, the Multicultural DV-alert workshop enables participants to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence, respond appropriately and refer the case if necessary in these communities.

Multicultural DV-alert workshops are delivered in partnership InTouch, a recognised multicultural service provider in Victoria.

During the two-day practical workshop, you'll learn how to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence, how to respond to someone experiencing domestic and family violence, and what best practice methods should be used to refer multicultural women on to the most appropriate support service.

To be eligible to attend, participants must work or volunteer in a health, allied health, community,  education, childcare frontline capacity supporting Multicultural communities.

Indigenous DV-alert

Designed for health, allied health and community frontline workers supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, the Indigenous DV-alert workshop enables participants to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence, respond appropriately and refer the case if necessary in these communities. Lifeline engages and consults with the communities' Council of Elders, Indigenous peak organisations, and community service providers before conducting any Indigenous Workshop.

During the workshop, and whilst considering the context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, you'll learn how to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence, how to respond to someone subjected to domestic and family violence, and what best practice methods should be used to refer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children on to the most appropriate support service. Indigenous Workshops are co-delivered with recognised Indigenous trainers.

To be eligible to attend an Indigenous workshop, participants must work or volunteer in a health, allied health, community, higher education, childcare frontline capacity supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

DV-AWARE - 2 HOUR WORKSHOP 

Do you want to understand the initial signs of domestic and family violence, and know how to respond appropriately and refer colleagues, friends and family members if necessary? The 2 hour awareness session awareness sessions lays the foundations to understanding and responding to domestic and family violence issues.

The DV-aware sessions are free to participants (funded by the Department of Social Services) and there are no eligibility criteria - the awareness sessions are open to all members of the community.

FURTHER INFORMATION

All workshops, both DV-alert (2 day) and DV-aware (2 hour) are listed on the DV-aware website. Registration for all workshops must be done via the DV-alert website.

To contact Lifeline Ballarat:

E: training.llb@vt.uniting.org

P: 9051 7471 or 0466 852 016

DV Alert

Lifeline Ballarat is pleased to offer Domestic Violence Awareness Training