Digital Safety, Family Violence and Risk Assessment
If you work in family violence, you need to understand how perpetrators are using technology, and how to support victim survivors who are experiencing tech-facilitated abuse. Based on current research, information and risk assessment protocols, this one-day training will help you increase your practice awareness, skills and client safety.
Technology can be an important way to connect with our family, friends and community. It can also be used as a tool of abuse by perpetrators of family violence.
Technology-facilitated abuse is a growing issue in Australia. If you work in family violence, you need to understand how perpetrators are using technology, and what you can do in your role to support victim survivors who are experiencing tech-facilitated abuse.
Based on current research, information and family violence risk assessment protocols, this one-day training will help you increase your practice awareness, skills and client safety in this sometimes-overwhelming digital space. You don’t need to be proficient with technology, only passionate about keeping women and their children safe.
What will I learn?
- The unique and changing ways technology is being used to exert power and control over women and their children (for example through social media and image-based abuse)
- The different types of technology used and impacts on women, children and workers
- How to assess risk and intake questions to add to assessments
- Safety planning approaches
- Advocacy options for women and workers – who they can turn to for help
Who is this training for?
Family violence frontline staff, including:
- Refuge workers
- Family violence crisis workers
- Outreach workers
- After-hours crisis workers
- Counsellors working with adult survivors and their children
This training is also important for team leaders and senior workers, as we consider practice changes required to support safer risk assessment and safety planning in the digital space.
What past participants say:
“This training was so relevant! I always found tech safety overwhelming and confusing – now I understand what ‘safe’ access looks like in the home and how to include technology in risk assessment.”
“Great training, lots of good information and resources to bring back to the organisation that I work for.”
“Facilitators were really approachable and great at explaining the topics.”
“I really appreciated how the trainers emphasised the importance of the integration of the topic into workplace processes such as intake and assessment.”
$145 SHS (Specialist Homelessness Service) funded worker
$365 Non SHS (Specialist Homelessness Service) funded worker
SHS or Specialist Homelessness Services provides funding support to most family violence and housing/homelessness services. If you are unsure about your SHS status, please check with your organisations Finance Officer or Administration Coordinator.
Please note this course is currently being reviewed. If you are interested in attending in the future please let us know by completing the expression of interest below.
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