Our Courses

‘Don’t Walk Past’ - taking action in the workplace to end harassment and gendered discrimination

PVAW-BAITW



This short course is tailored for workplaces or individuals that would like to develop their understanding of violence against women, the role workplaces can play in prevention violence against women including bystander action, skills and strategies. 

Adopting Child Led Practice

CAL-ACLP


A child-led approach considers children as the entry point for supporting growth within families who have experienced intergenerational violence.

Case Notes, Family Violence and the Law

CAL-CNFVL



This program explains the importance of case notes in day-to-day family violence practice and legal processes.

Delivered in partnership with Women’s Legal Service Victoria
 

 

CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

ACC-RRATFV



This 4 day course provides the basic skills, knowledge and understanding to work effectively with women and their children affected by family violence. It is suitable for new workers in family violence services and workers in community, health or legal services who have limited experience responding to family violence.
 

CHCDFV002 Provide support to children affected by domestic and family violence

ACC-PS



This 4 day accredited training provides practitioners with knowledge and skills to support children who have experienced family violence, and strengthen relationships between mothers and children.

CRAF Risk Assessment (Practice Guide 2)

CRAFRAG



The Practice Guide 2 assists professionals who work with victims of family violence and play a role in initial risk assessment, but for whom responses to family violence are not their only core business.

CRAF Specialist Training (Practice Guide 3)

CRAFSPG



This training is aimed at family violence professionals who work with women and children who are victims of family violence.

Digital Safety, Family Violence and Risk Assessment

CAL-DS



Based on Victorian research, this training explores how technology is being used to perpetrate family violence and the ways adult survivors and advocates can respond to increase safety and perpetrator accountability.

Family Violence is a Workplace Issue

CAL-FVIWI



This training is for HR professionals, managers, workplace equal opportunity contact officers, and any other staff who have a leadership role to play in their workplace responding to family violence.

Groupwork: why does it keep happening to me?

CAL-GW


This training will look at challenging the assumptions and changing the outlook for women who have experienced family violence. It will provide an understanding of the response-based practice mode, used in a group work context, and focus on the experiences of women survivors of family violence who participated in a response-based support group.

Identifying Family Violence and Risk Assessment

CAL-IDVRA



Formerly known as 'Recognise and respond to family violence - including risk assessment'. This introductory course is for workers with no specific family violence work experience.

Infants & Toddlers: using hope to address relational trauma

CAL-ITRT


For any professional working with infants, toddlers and young children who have been exposed to family violence and/or early childhood relational trauma, this training is a must. Handouts and pre-reading are also included.

Reality, Risk and Pornography

CAL-RRP

Sex Ed by Porn? Pornography, young people and sexuality



This short course is tailored for individuals working in education, health promotion, violence prevention, support or counselling with young people that would like to develop their understanding and develop their understanding of pornography and its influence on young people and develop the frameworks, skills and confidence to address the impact of pornography with young people.

 

Trauma Informed Practice for Family Violence Specialists – Two Day Intensive

CAL-TIPFVS



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 planning and responding to a disclosure.

Unpacking Resistance

PVAW-MBR



If you’re doing gender equality or primary prevention work, it’s likely that you’ve come across backlash and resistance. This one-day workshop for practitioners will give you effective, evidence-based tools and strategies to respond to resistance.

Wellbeing, self-care and worker sustainability

CALG-WBSFVW



This one day training considers the needs of a sector that is experiencing unprecedented demand and rapid change and has been designed for Specialist Family Violence Practitioners in direct work and the Team Leaders and Practice Leads who support them. The training offers an opportunity to develop practical strategies and tools to assist with preserving ‘self’, while continuing to do complex and demanding work.

Working With Fathers

CAL-WWF



Working with fathers who perpetrate interpersonal violence.
 
Delivered by Tracy Castellino from ShantiWorks. 
 

The Common Risk Assessment Framework (CRAF) helps professionals identify and respond to family violence risk factors. It was developed in consultation with Victorian family violence service providers, police and courts and based upon international research. It is the basis of the family violence service system in Victoria and provides a common language and shared understanding for all agencies to talk about risk assessment and the issues underpinning family violence. There are three CRAF Practice Guides and it’s important that you identify which is best suited to your level of understanding, experience and role.

Identifying Family Violence (Practice Guide 1)

This practice guide is to be used when family violence is suspected but not confirmed. It is primarily intended for use by professionals in mainstream settings, if they are concerned that a client might be a victim of family violence. If your professional role includes working with victims of family violence, you may use this guide to identify family violence before implementing the assessment outlined in Practice guide 2 or 3.

CRAF Risk Assessment (Practice Guide 2)

CRAFRAG



The Practice Guide 2 assists professionals who work with victims of family violence and play a role in initial risk assessment, but for whom responses to family violence are not their only core business.

CRAF Specialist Training (Practice Guide 3)

CRAFSPG



This training is aimed at family violence professionals who work with women and children who are victims of family violence.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CRAF AND ITS HISTORY, CRAF MATERIALS AND RESOURCES, INCLUDING THE MANUAL, TRAINING HANDBOOKS AND VIDEO, ARE AVAILABLE ON THE LOOKOUT: YOUR PLACE FOR FAMILY VIOLENCE INFORMATION

‘Don’t Walk Past’ - taking action in the workplace to end harassment and gendered discrimination

PVAW-BAITW



This short course is tailored for workplaces or individuals that would like to develop their understanding of violence against women, the role workplaces can play in prevention violence against women including bystander action, skills and strategies. 

Adopting Child Led Practice

CAL-ACLP


A child-led approach considers children as the entry point for supporting growth within families who have experienced intergenerational violence.

Case Notes, Family Violence and the Law

CAL-CNFVL



This program explains the importance of case notes in day-to-day family violence practice and legal processes.

Delivered in partnership with Women’s Legal Service Victoria
 

 

Digital Safety, Family Violence and Risk Assessment

CAL-DS



Based on Victorian research, this training explores how technology is being used to perpetrate family violence and the ways adult survivors and advocates can respond to increase safety and perpetrator accountability.

Family Violence is a Workplace Issue

CAL-FVIWI



This training is for HR professionals, managers, workplace equal opportunity contact officers, and any other staff who have a leadership role to play in their workplace responding to family violence.

Groupwork: why does it keep happening to me?

CAL-GW


This training will look at challenging the assumptions and changing the outlook for women who have experienced family violence. It will provide an understanding of the response-based practice mode, used in a group work context, and focus on the experiences of women survivors of family violence who participated in a response-based support group.

Identifying Family Violence and Risk Assessment

CAL-IDVRA



Formerly known as 'Recognise and respond to family violence - including risk assessment'. This introductory course is for workers with no specific family violence work experience.

Infants & Toddlers: using hope to address relational trauma

CAL-ITRT


For any professional working with infants, toddlers and young children who have been exposed to family violence and/or early childhood relational trauma, this training is a must. Handouts and pre-reading are also included.

Respectful Relationships - Whole School Approach

PVAW-RRWSA



This course explores ways to work with the whole school community, including parents, staff, students and other external organisations. 

 

Trauma Informed Practice for Family Violence Specialists – Two Day Intensive

CAL-TIPFVS



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 planning and responding to a disclosure.

Wellbeing, self-care and worker sustainability

CALG-WBSFVW



This one day training considers the needs of a sector that is experiencing unprecedented demand and rapid change and has been designed for Specialist Family Violence Practitioners in direct work and the Team Leaders and Practice Leads who support them. The training offers an opportunity to develop practical strategies and tools to assist with preserving ‘self’, while continuing to do complex and demanding work.

Working With Fathers

CAL-WWF



Working with fathers who perpetrate interpersonal violence.
 
Delivered by Tracy Castellino from ShantiWorks. 
 

CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence

ACC-RRATFV



This 4 day course provides the basic skills, knowledge and understanding to work effectively with women and their children affected by family violence. It is suitable for new workers in family violence services and workers in community, health or legal services who have limited experience responding to family violence.
 

CHCDFV002 Provide support to children affected by domestic and family violence

ACC-PS



This 4 day accredited training provides practitioners with knowledge and skills to support children who have experienced family violence, and strengthen relationships between mothers and children.

‘Don’t Walk Past’ - taking action in the workplace to end harassment and gendered discrimination

PVAW-BAITW



This short course is tailored for workplaces or individuals that would like to develop their understanding of violence against women, the role workplaces can play in prevention violence against women including bystander action, skills and strategies. 

Leading change - engaging a workforce in the prevention of violence against women

PVAW-LPVAW



For senior managers, CEO's, councillors, board members, school principals, childcare centre managers, university administrators, policy makers and community leaders who want to better understand the issue of violence against women and their role in preventing it.

Reality, Risk and Pornography

CAL-RRP

Sex Ed by Porn? Pornography, young people and sexuality



This short course is tailored for individuals working in education, health promotion, violence prevention, support or counselling with young people that would like to develop their understanding and develop their understanding of pornography and its influence on young people and develop the frameworks, skills and confidence to address the impact of pornography with young people.

 

Respectful Relationships - Whole School Approach

PVAW-RRWSA



This course explores ways to work with the whole school community, including parents, staff, students and other external organisations. 

 

Unpacking Resistance

PVAW-MBR



If you’re doing gender equality or primary prevention work, it’s likely that you’ve come across backlash and resistance. This one-day workshop for practitioners will give you effective, evidence-based tools and strategies to respond to resistance.