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December 2018

Case Notes, Family Violence and the Law

December 11, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Melbourne CBD

This program explains the importance of case notes in day-to-day family violence practice and legal processes. The course includes models for taking case notes, writing style, and content, legal issues, privacy and confidentiality, responding to subpoena, being a witness and writing reports for court. Women's Legal Service is a state-wide community organisation providing free confidential legal advice, assistance and referral for women. Their services include legal advice telephone line, face to face advice & assistance, casework, court support, interpreter assisted…

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Trauma Informed Practice for Family Violence Specialists – Two Day Intensive

December 12, 2018 @ 9:30 am - December 13, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Melbourne CBD

This training has been specifically designed for Family Violence Workers who work in direct service delivery, (or supervise workers who do). Participants will build on their existing knowledge of family violence practice by identifying how a trauma informed framework can be adapted to enhance responses to victim/survivors in a non-therapeutic setting. Please Note:  Assumed knowledge – it is assumed that participants will have knowledge and/or experience of family violence practice, including the dynamics of power and control, risk assessment, safety…

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Engaging children as partners in practice to support their mental health and wellbeing

December 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
On line webinar

This webinar will discuss practices that can contribute to practitioners creating genuine partnerships with children and their families. Enabling children to have a genuine voice in decisions affecting their lives is a challenge faced by practitioners across a broad range of sectors. Yet it is a practice that significantly contributes to child safety and to useful early intervention and prevention approaches to support the mental health and wellbeing of children. For practitioners, issues in adopting this practice can include: confidence…

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Identifying Family Violence: Responding to Women

December 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Advised at registration

This training is open to workers across the northern metropolitan region who are not directly involved in specialist family violence service provision, but who may work with women who are experiencing family violence.  Through this half-day training, participants will increase their understanding and recognition of family violence. They will gain strategies to respond to disclosures and learn about appropriate referrals for women. This training is useful not just for practitioners, but also for managers, HR and reception staff.

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Gender Equity in Action

December 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke Street
Melbourne, 3000
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Learn the practical skills you need to design, deliver and evaluate gender sensitive programs and services. This activity-based workshop will be your introductory step-by-step guide to performing a gender analysis in practice. The workshop covers: Identifying gendered norms, practices and structures and their impact Approaches to gender inclusive program design Tools and frameworks for conducting a gender analysis How to use real world data to support your work including an introduction to the Women’s Health Atlas Real life scenarios and…

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February 2019

Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harm in the Tertiary Education Sector Conference

February 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - February 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Deakin Downtown, Tower 2 Level 12/727 Collins St
Melbourne, Vic 3008
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This conference is part of Deakin University's Respect. Now. Always (RNA) initiative, with the aim to gather those that have been involved with similar activities within their respective institutions to share ideas, broaden understanding and to create opportunities for sector wide collaboration in the elimination of sexual harm in the Higher Education, VET and TAFE sectors. Who should attend? Academics Education sector psychologists, counsellors and social workers Campus services and facilities personnel Equity and diversity practitioners International student support managers…

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Responding to Disclosures in Prevention Settings Seminar

February 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
RMIT Garden Building, Bowen Street
Melbourne,
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You are invited to the first event of DVRCV’s 2019 Partners in Prevention Seminar Series We know that primary prevention activities often increase the likelihood of people disclosing. These disclosures may be about their personal experience of violence, perpetration of violence or their family situation. It is important that prevention practitioners have the skills and understanding to respond effectively in these situations.  Join the conversation with a panel of experts, educators and practitioners who will discuss key considerations and suggest…

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Reimagining Public Administration: First Peoples, governance and new paradigms

February 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Federation Square Melbourne, + Google Map

The Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) with the support of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) will hold its second Indigenous affairs conference, Reimagining Public Administration: First Peoples, governance and new paradigms at Melbourne’s Federation Square on 20-21 February 2019. Public sector leaders, not-for-profits, academics and Indigenous community organisations from across Australia and New Zealand are invited to explore new ideas and discuss better ways of engaging with Indigenous communities including Indigenous knowledge and culture…

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Bystander Action to Prevent Violence Against Women

February 21, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke Street
Melbourne, 3000
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This three-hour active bystander training supports participants to speak up when confronted with everyday sexism and sexual harassment, as well as a range of behaviours and attitudes that justify, excuse, blame, trivialise or minimise violence against women.  This training takes participants through the causes, prevalence and impact of family violence, sexual harassment and other forms of violence against women. Participants are provided with bystander tools to build the skills and confidence to speak out against violence-supportive attitudes and behaviours. Training…

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Young Women and Family Violence Community of Practice: Feminist Creative Therapies Frameworks

February 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Advised at registration

Do you work with young women who have experienced intimate partner violence? Northern Integrated Family Violence Services (NIFVS) and Youth Support Advocacy Services (YSAS) have partnered to provide an opportunity for workers to meet, share, learn and reflect on their practice with young women who have experienced or are experiencing intimate partner violence. Come along to the Young Women and Family Violence Community of Practice where, following on from the Young Women and Family Violence Forum (15 November 2018), we…

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