Domestic and family violence response training

DV-alert training aims to build the knowledge and capacity of community front-line workers to provide appropriate support for women and children in Australia.

DV-alert Workshops

Lifeline’s DV-alert* (Domestic and Family Violence Response Training) is a nationally recognised training program that enables frontline workers to confidently:

 

  • RECOGNISE signs of domestic and family violence (DFV)
  • RESPOND with appropriate care
  • REFER people experiencing or at risk of domestic and family violence to appropriate support services

 

DV-alert offers General, Multicultural, Indigenous, Settlement and Tailored Workshops.

General DV-alert Workshop

Who is it for?

 

To be eligible to attend, participants must work or volunteer in the health, allied health, community, higher education, childcare, frontline capacity supporting the general community.
What will I learn?

 

General Workshops involve attending a two-day practical workshop where 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 people on to the most appropriate support service.

Multicultural DV-alert Workshop

Learn the basics of recognising, responding and referring domestic and family violence within culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

 

We deliver our Multicultural DV-alert workshops in partnership with Settlement Services International a recognised multicultural service provider.

 

Who is it for?

 

Multicultural DV-alert workshops are for health, allied health and community frontline workers supporting multicultural communities 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 in Australia.

 

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

 

What will I learn?

 

While taking into account the unique issues and contexts faced by multicultural communities in Australia, you’ll learn how to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence, how to respond to someone experiencing domestic violence, and best practice methods should be used to refer people on to the most appropriate support service.

Indigenous DV-alert Workshop

Who is it for?

 

Indigenous DV-alert workshops are for health, allied health and community frontline workers supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

 

Lifeline engages and consults with the communities’ Council of Elders, Indigenous peak organisations, and community service providers before conducting any Indigenous Workshop.

 

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

 

What will I learn?

 

While taking into account the unique contexts 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 experiencing domestic violence, and best practice methods should be used to refer people on to the most appropriate support service. Indigenous Workshops are co-delivered with recognised Indigenous trainers.

Settlement DV-alert Workshop

Who is it for?

 

Settlement DV-alert workshops are for settlement services sector supporting refugee/humanitarian communities in Australia.
To be eligible to attend, participants must work or volunteer in the settlement services sector supporting refugee / humanitarian communities in Australia

 

What will I learn?

 

Settlement Workshops involve attending a two-day practical workshop where 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 people on to the most appropriate support service.

Tailored DV-alert Workshop

DV-alert Tailored Workshops may be requested by not-for-profit or community organisations that support individuals and families directly. 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 in Australia.

 

What will I learn?

 

Tailored workshops are provided to individual organisations that request training specifically for their staff (minimum of 15 people). Across the two-day workshop, your staff will learn how to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence, how to respond to someone experiencing domestic and family violence, and the best practice methods that should be used to refer people on to the most appropriate support service.

 

How do I request for a tailored workshop for my organisation?

 

Only a limited number of free tailored workshops can be held across the country and this is why priority is given to not-for-profit or community organisations who can guarantee a minimum number of 15 participants. For more information about for government or corporate organisations, please email training@lifelinenb.org.au

DV Awareness Sessions

Learn the basics to recognise the signs of domestic violence, respond appropriately and refer the case if necessary.

 

Lifeline offers two kinds of awareness sessions:

 

DV-aware is a 2-hour awareness session that helps raise the awareness of the public around the issue of domestic and family violence. View the awareness session outline to find out what’s covered.

 

DV-aware One Day is an awareness session that is available to the public or organisations to provide a more in depth awareness session around the issue of domestic and family violence.

 

Brothers Standing Tall is an awareness session on family violence specifically for Aboriginal men. The session provides a space for Aboriginal men to learn and talk about family violence and its impact on Aboriginal families and start reflecting on what they can do to prevent family violence in their community.

 

What will I learn?

 

You’ll walk away with some basic knowledge and tools that will guide you to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence and reflect on what you can do as an individual or group to prevent family violence.

 

How do I sign up?

 

You may sign up for an awareness session in your community via this website. Find out where awareness sessions are going to be held in your state and territory and click on your preferred session to begin the sign-up process.

 

How much will it cost?

 

DV-alert is government funded, so the training fee is waived for people from the community to attend the session. If you are working for a government or corporate organisation, find out how you can request for an awareness session for your staff through Lifeline’s corporate training.

Important information about ALL DV-alert Workshops:

What are the benefits of the training?

 

  • Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency CHCDFV001 – Recognise and Respond Appropriately to Domestic and Family Violence
  • Points for professional development, specifically for nurses (Continuing Professional Development/CPD hours of the mandatory 20-hour requirement for annual registration; 13 Continuing Nurse Education/CNE hours of the 30-hour professional development annual requirement
  • Opportunity to network with other frontline workers in the community
  • Improved referral knowledge through increased knowledge of resources and support

 

 

How will I be assessed?

 

To get a competent mark, you will be required to complete three assessment tasks successfully:

 

Participants marked competent will receive a Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency CHCDFV001 – Recognise and Respond Appropriately to Domestic and Family Violence apart from all the other benefits.

 

What is the cost of the training?

 

  • The training fee is waived for health, allied health, community, higher education, childcare frontline workers.
  • On top of that, Lifeline will cover reasonable costs of participants requiring travel, accommodation and staff backfill. Visit www.dvalert.org.au for more information
    DV-alert is funded by the Department of Social Services and is a key initiative under the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2010-2022

 

How do I register?

 

You can register online for a DV-alert workshop. View the DV-alert workshop schedule below and click on your preferred workshop to begin the registration process. Download the Pre-enrolment Course Information before registering.

Lifeline Northern Beaches’ Upcoming Workshops:

General DV-alert

 

22nd & 23rd March, 2018, Lifeline Norther Beaches, Balgowlah, NSW

Click here to register >

 

Multicultural DV-alert
3rd & 4th May, 2018, Sydney, Venue and Registration detail coming soon.

 

Indigenous DV-alert Workshop

 

Contact us at training@lifelinenb.org.au for more information.

 

Settlement DV-alert Workshop

 

17th & 18th May, 2018 – Sydney, Venue and Registration detail coming soon.

 

Tailored DV-alert Workshop

 

Contact us at training@lifelinenb.org.au for more information.

 

DV Awareness Sessions

 

Contact us at training@lifelinenb.org.au for more information.

Interested in taking part?

Email training@lifelinenb.org.au or call our Training Manager on (02) 9949-5522
Our Training Manager is available 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday to Friday. If you call outside these times, please leave a message and we will get back to you.

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