The Introduction to working with men using family violence training is a foundational training experience for professionals to learn the ways in which men’s family violence is defined and understood. The training goes on to further develop practitioner skill and confidence in engaging men in the collaborative conversation about their use of abuse and violence. Of exceptional value is the exploration of the issues through the more contemporary understanding of coercive control.
The training provides pragmatic tools to engage and invite men using family violence to begin an important journey of change. Engaging men who use family violence in all human service work is critical to linking this high-risk client group to specialist services like the Men’s Referral Service and referral pathways that support the behavioural change process.
This training is suitable for AOD, community health and mental health practitioners, social workers and counsellors working directly with men in corrective services, child protection services, men’s behaviour change programs, court programs and specialist family violence policing. It is also suitable for private practitioners, family law mediators and dispute resolution practitioners and legal staff working in the family violence area.