The Domestic Violence Action Centre is a not-for-profit non-government organisation which provides a range of services to the Ipswich community and surrounding areas. This includes offering specialised professional training to workers in a range of different fields. The content, length of time and cost of our training packages can be tailored to suit the particular needs of your organisation or work group.

Some basic modules include:

  • Recognising domestic and family violence (D&FV)
  • Forms of abuse and the cycle of violence
  • Concepts of power and control and D&FV
  • Myths and realities of D&FV
  • Interactive exploration of values and beliefs relating to D&FV
  • Effects of abuse on women, children and young people
  • Conducting risk assessments and creating a safety plan
  • Working with women as victims of D&FV
  • Working with children and young people who have experienced D&FV
  • Risk indicators and how to respond

Additional modules include:

  • Self-care for workers
  • Supporting and working with staff that have experienced D&FV
  • Policy and procedure development for organisations for working with D&FV
  • Group supervision and facilitation for stakeholders developing responses to D&FV
  • Identifying the predominant aggressor and ensuring accountability is placed accordingly
  • The causes of violence in interpersonal relationships
  • Critical analysis of the socio-cultural factors contributing to D&FV
  • Participating in creating social and systemic change
  • Assisting with D&FV protection order applications and court matters
  • Domestic violence legislation in Queensland

DVAC charges affordable rates for the training that we offer.

In addition, we can provide training booklets, handouts and are equipped with a data projector. If you are interested in finding out more about our interactive, engaging, well-researched, evidence-based and modern training packages on offer, please contact:

Ipswich and Brisbane: contact Dawn
Toowoomba and Darling Downs: contact Kath

We look forward to hearing from you.