Practice Development Workshops

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DVAC Practice Development Workshops

DVAC has been developing online Workshops to assist professionals who support individuals who may be experiencing Domestic Family Violence (DFV). The aim of these Workshops are to provide foundational knowledge regarding DFV and to assist building practical skills to support the safety of clients you are working with.

There are three Workshops in this series and professionals are encouraged to attend whichever sessions that are relevant to you.

Workshop 1 - Understanding and Recognising DFV

Date: Thursday 28 April

Time: 2pm – 3:30pm

Location: Online via Teams

  • Understanding domestic and family violence (DFV) ​
  • DFV legislation and relevant relationships ​
  • Forms of abuse and the cycle of violence ​
  • Coercive control ​
  • Effects of abuse on adults, children and young people ​
  • Identifying and talking about DFV  ​
  • DFV screening tips

Workshop 2 - Introduction to DFV Risk Assessments and Safety Planning

Date: Thursday 19 May

Time: 2pm – 3:30pm

Location: Online via Teams

  • High Risk Indicators of Homicide
  • General Risk Indicators
  • Strangulation
  • Introduction to Risk Assessments
  • Introduction to Safety Planning

Workshop 3 - Domestic Violence Orders and DFV Court

Date: Thursday 16 June

Time: 2pm – 3:30pm

Location: Online via Teams

  • Introduction to Protection Orders
  • What to expect at DFV Court
  • Safety planning around DVOs and Court
  • Referrals for legal advice
  • Making applications for Grant of Legal Aid

To RSVP to these workshops, please use this link.

For further information you can contact us here or via email.


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