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 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 with recognised multicultural service providers around Australia:
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.
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. To find out if you could be eligible for financial assistance, visit our Financial Support page.
‘(My knowledge has increased through) enhanced understanding of challenges faced by migrants and refugees, increased awareness of the impacts of Family Violence on CALD communities and increased skills to work with clients from diverse backgrounds. The content was relevant and easy to understand and the facilitators encouraged participation. Thank you!’
Diane – Domestic Violence Advocate, Western Australia