Who is it for?
Indigenous DV-alert workshops are for health, allied health and community frontline workers supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. 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.
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.
Download a copy of the workshop outline
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.
How much will it cost?
DV-alert is government funded, so the training fee is waived for all community 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. Find out if you are eligible for financial assistance.