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  • Health/ Allied Health
    Health and allied health workers are the ones most likely to encounter people experiencing domestic and family violence. DV-alert empowers nurses, doctors, counsellors and all frontline health workers like you to recognise and respond to the signs of domestic violence, and teaches you how to refer cases effectively.
    Nurses, Doctors, GPs, Specialists, Dentists, Surgeons, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Midwives, Hospital or clinic staff, Medical staff, Therapists, Laboratory technicians, Pharmacists, Counsellors, Others related
  • Education
    Have you ever suspected a student to be experiencing domestic or family violence at home? Did you know what to do? DV-alert empowers teachers, school administrators, after-school carers and all those working in education to recognise and respond to the signs of domestic violence, and teaches you how to refer cases effectively.
    Teachers, School administration staff, School bus drivers, Guidance counsellors, School canteen staff, School clinic staff, After-school care workers, Day care workers, Early childhood educators, Tutors, University students undertaking related courses, Others related
  • Community/ Not-for-Profit
    1 in 3 Australian women will experience domestic violence at some point in their lives. Chances are, while working with the community, you’ll encounter someone experiencing domestic or family violence. DV-alert empowers community workers to recognise and respond to the signs of domestic violence, and teaches you how to refer cases effectively.
    Social workers, Children and youth workers, Community development workers, Staff of charitable organisations, Staff of religious organisations, Advocates, Volunteers, Welfare workers, Human services workers, Others related
  • Justice
    Helping people experiencing domestic or family violence can be a tricky job. As a lawyer, family counsellor, case worker or similar, being able to recognise, respond to, and refer cases of domestic violence can prove a crucial string to your bow. DV-alert can empower you to support those experiencing domestic violence more effectively.
    Lawyers, Family counsellors, Case workers, Youth Justice workers, Justice administration staff, Circle sentencing members, Coroners Court officials and staff, Others related
  • Emergency
    As emergency workers, recognising the signs of violence can become second nature. But, what if it’s a case of domestic or family violence? How do you know the right things to say? DV-alert empowers frontline workers to recognise and respond to the signs of domestic violence effectively. Also teaching you how to refer cases when necessary.
    Paramedics, Fire fighters, Ambulance, Disaster and relief workers, State emergency service staff, Others related
  • Government
    As a member of the Public Service in Australia, it is crucial to know the problems that Australian families and communities experience every day to better inform systems, policies and services that you look after. DV-alert empowers you to help stop the cycle of domestic and family violence by understanding the complexity and impact of the problem and finding more viable solutions to address it.
    Australian national and state-based government staff, local government staff, Local council staff, Others related
  • Police
    On the frontline, domestic and family violence is never easy to navigate. Up-skilling your communication skills to better understand how to respond to domestic violence can make you become a more responsive. DV-alert teaches you to recognise, respond to and refer cases of family violence effectively.
    Community police, National police, State police, Others related
  • Business/ Private
    Domestic and family violence is everyone’s business. A family member, your friend, your colleague at work or your staff member may be quietly experiencing this problem and you have the power to reach out and help them. DV-alert supports any kind of organisation to raise the awareness of managers and staff about domestic and family violence and how it can be addressed in the workplace.
    Corporates, Business managers and professionals, Others related
Your Clients
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  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • Multicultural communities
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Accredited
General WorkshopA General DV-alert workshop is a two-day face-to-face accredited training that enables participants to recognise signs of domestic and family violence, respond with appropriate care and refer people to relevant support services.
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Indigenous WorkshopIndigenous DV-alert workshops are specifically designed for participants working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. It is a two-day face-to-face accredited training that enables participants to recognise signs of domestic and family violence, respond with appropriate care and refer people to relevant support services.Led by Indigenous trainers, Indigenous DV-alert workshops aim to enhance the understanding of participants about the rich culture and unique contexts of Indigenous communities. Both Indigenous and non-Indigenous workers are welcome to enrol.
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Tailored Workshop (for groups only)Tailored workshops are on request basis. They are a two-day face-to-face accredited workshop held for individual organisations that request for training for their staff (minimum of 10) to enable them to recognise signs of domestic and family violence, respond with appropriate care and refer people to relevant support services.Delivering tailored workshops is another way for Lifeline to bring the DV-alert program to as many organisations working with families and communities, especially in hard-to-reach areas.
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E-LearningDV-alert E-Learning is an 18-hour online accredited training that may be completed over a period of 6 to 8 weeks. An alternative to face-to-face workshops, the E-Learning course allows online participants to manage their time in completing the course at their own pace within the prescribed timeframe.The E-Learning course is structured by 5 terms over a calendar year which gives an opportunity for more people to undertake the course wherever they are located. Online participants are managed by a qualified trainer throughout the entire course to ensure they acquire the skills to recognise signs of domestic and family violence, respond with appropriate care and refer people to relevant support services.
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Multicultural WorkshopMulticultural DV-alert workshops are specifically designed for participants providing support to multicultural communities in Australia. It is a two-day face-to-face accredited training that enables participants to recognise signs of domestic and family violence, respond with appropriate care and refer people to relevant support services. Co-delivered by multicultural service providers, Multicultural DV-alert workshops aim to equip participants with knowledge, skills and heightened sensitivity required to identify and respond confidently to domestic and family violence within the context of culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
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No workshop availableAn Indigenous DV-alert E-Learning course is not available. We highly encourage participants to enrol in the DV-alert Indigenous two-day workshops available in your state or territory.
No workshop availableA Multicultural DV-alert E-Learning course is not available. We highly encourage participants to enrol in the Multicultural DV-alert two-day workshops available in your state or territory. Find out about Multicultural Workshops
Non-accredited
Awareness SessionA DV-alert Awareness session is a two-hour non-accredited learning session that provides a space for individuals and groups to talk about the issue of domestic violence and suggest ways to put a stop to it. It is offered to groups, organisations or communities who are keen to understand the issue of domestic and family violence and how it affects their personal and professional lives.
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Updates

DV-alert Evaluation Report - July 2013 12 May 2014
The DV-alert program was evaluated in 2012-2013. Here's what it found.
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Lifeline’s DV-alert: Domestic Violence Response Training 5 May 2014
Domestic and family violence is one of the most pervasive...
Angela’s Story  26 Nov 2013
Every DV-alert trainer know the story of Angela Barker. Read about Angela's experience here.
DV-alert at the UNCSW New York 26 Nov 2013
DV-alert at the UNCSW New York
DV-alert Announces Multicultural Training Program 26 Nov 2013
Why is it necessary for a Multicultural stream of DV-alert? Find out here.

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Financial Assistance

DV-alert is government funded, so the training fee is waived for frontline workers to attend the course. On top of that, participants who complete the training are provided with support for travel, accommodation and staff backfill. DV-alert is funded by the Department of Social Services.