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 subjected to domestic and family violence. DV-alert builds the knowledge and capacity of community frontline workers to provide appropriate support to women and children in Australia through a range of workshops.
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.
During the two-day practical workshop, you'll learn how to:
recognise the signs of domestic and family violence,
respond to someone subjected to domestic and family violence, and
what best practice methods should be used to refer people on to the most appropriate support service.
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.
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.
DV-alert is government funded, so the training fee is waived for all community frontline workers to attend the course. Participants who complete the training are also provided with support for travel, accommodation and staff backfill. You could be eligible for financial assistance. Find out more about our financial support here.
The best aspects of the training were..."the resources, that is; the workbook, videos, stories, presentation and the presenters. (My confidence has increased to) recognise the signs of DFV, being able to respond appropriately and provide appropriate referral services if consented. An excellent course, honestly one of the best I’ve attended. Thank you so much!’
Kay - Financial Capability Worker – Northern Territory