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Training

What we offer

The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre run a range of training sessions to support the primary prevention of violence against women and family violence, and to recognise and respond to sexual assault and family violence. As a key partner in the Multidisciplinary Centre (MDC) and The Orange Door (the Support and Safety Hub) in the Barwon Region, we are well positioned with a wealth of expertise and practical working knowledge. Our training includes sessions for organisations, professionals and community. Training is delivered by industry professionals who have a diverse range of relevant education and employment histories. Where appropriate, learnings from direct practice will be shared with participants to further enhance their learning experience. Our training is developed using an informed evidence base, and is contemporary with current reforms and practice.

The trainer presented the session with great clarity and engagement – Training participant


Location

We currently deliver training in the Barwon area, Wimmera region and across Melbourne. Our training and professional development services are available across Victoria, and interstate upon request. Tailored training packages Using our specialist expertise, The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre offers fee for service training, specifically designed to meet your needs, and tailored to your audience. Where our training sessions are delivered to an organisation, it is important to include this in the context of work happening across the organisation, with mutually reinforcing messages. It is with the transference of this knowledge and skill into practice, that real change can be made, in workplaces, community and across settings; to prevent and address sexual assault and family violence.

If you would like to have specialist training delivered in your organisation, contact the Training Team on (03) 5222 4318 or [email protected] to discuss how we can work with you.

An informative, interesting and engaging session. I took a lot out of the session and materials and thoroughly enjoyed it – Training participant


Contributing to the evidence base and reflective practice

Our training sessions are evaluated, with direct feedback from participants at the end of each session, then reviewed, and or refined. We value the importance of effective evaluation, and increasing capability of our training participants.


Our training offerings

Identifying Family Violence

Designed to help you identify and define family violence and the support services available. This training includes:

  • Define family violence, know the prevalence, understand the gendered nature and identify a range of violent behaviours
  • Build understanding on diversity of family violence experiences
  • Increase confidence in responding to disclosures of family violence
  • Extend your awareness of relevant specialist services

SESSIONS
Monday 11 November
9:30am-12:30pm – REGISTER HERE

Wednesday 13 November
2pm-5pmREGISTER HERE

Thursday 21 November
9:30am-12:30pm – REGISTER HERE

Tuesday 26 November
9:30am-12:30pmREGISTER HERE
2pm-5pmREGISTER HERE

Trauma: The Body and the Brain – Module Two

Designed for practitioners supporting and responding to people who have experienced trauma. This module is an extension of the entry level training of Trauma: The Body and the Brain – Module One.

The comprehensive session provides an opportunity for practitioners to build on core components delivered as part of Trauma: The Body and the Brain – Module One, including:

  • Impacts of trauma on the body and the brain
  • Neuroscience that underpins trauma work; including
    • The Polyvagal Theory
    • Neural-Integration
  • Clinical tools used to assist trauma informed practice.

Date:  Wednesday 27 November
Cost: $70
Time: 9:30am-1:30pm (morning tea provided)
Location: Conference Room, The SAFV Centre, 59-63 Spring Street, Geelong West, 3218
Registration: REGISTER HERE

 

Vicarious Trauma to Vicarious Resilience

Designed for specialist practitioners responding to and providing support for people impacted by sexual assault and family violence.

This training provides an opportunity for participants to increase their understanding of the drivers and elements of burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. Throughout the session we will work together to develop and build on understanding of vicarious resilience, compassion satisfaction and post-traumatic growth. In a professional adult learning environment we will explore organisational and individuals strategies that strengthen professional practice, health and wellbeing.

Date:  Tuesday 3 December
Cost: $70
Time: 9:30am-1pm (Morning tea provided)
Location: Conference Room, The SAFV Centre, 59-63 Spring Street, Geelong West, 3218
Registration: REGISTER HERE

Wellbeing and Sustainability for Primary Prevention of Violence Against Women Practitioners

Designed for practitioners working in the primary prevention of violence against women or gender equality roles, this training is a key initiative of our 16 Days of Activism campaign.

As we work towards preventing this violence from happening, we are working with data and stories informed by people’s lived experience of violence in the midst of creating long term change, in a continually evolving environment.

In this professional environment, this training workshop provides opportunity for participants to:

  • Explore the drivers and elements of burnout, compassion fatigue, moral distress and vicarious trauma
  • Gain an understanding of vicarious resilience, compassion satisfaction and moral resilience in a PVAW context
  • Explore some of the challenges and opportunities specific to working in primary prevention
  • Explore organisational and individuals strategies that strengthen professional practice and practitioner sustainability

Date:  Monday 9 December
Cost: $70
Time: 9:30am-1pm (morning tea provided)
Location: Conference Room, The SAFV Centre, 59-63 Spring Street, Geelong West, 3218
Registration: REGISTER HERE

Bookings

Bookings for all sessions can be made by clicking on the relevant Trybooking link. If you are experiencing difficulties with this process, please contact (03) 5222 4318 or [email protected]

Email contact list

If you would like to be included in our training email list, please contact us [email protected] or (03) 5222 4318.


Cancellations

  • We request cancellations of registration to be made in writing to The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre Training team [email protected]
  • Fees paid will be refunded as follows:
  • Cancellation before five working days prior to course – full refund
  • Cancellation within five working days prior to course – partial refund, less $50 late cancellation fee.
  • Registrations are transferable to a colleague for all training sessions (except where pre-requisite sessions are not met). Notification is required prior to the commencement of training on the day. This should be by email, where possible.
  • Sessions may be cancelled and your registration fee refunded if registration numbers do not meet minimum requirements to proceed.

FAQ’s

  • Who can attend our training?

    People who attend our training can include professionals and volunteers from community sector services, health sector services, the education sector, disability sector services, the justice sector, along with other relevant service providers.

  • Where are the sessions held?

    Sessions are held in a variety of community and workplace settings. Our core training is primarily based in Geelong, Colac and Horsham. Our training services are available across Victoria, and interstate via request. Location details will be clearly stated in the session information details.

  • How long do sessions run for?
    • Most sessions are three hours or a full day. There are occasional variations to this, depending on the content of the course and to meet the needs of the audience.
    • Please check the session information details which will clearly state the commencement and end time for each session.
  • How much do sessions cost?

    The cost information for each session is provided in the session information details. Please check this information prior to enrolment.

  • How do I enrol for a session?

    Enrolment is via Trybooking. You will find this link in the session information details. Click on the link and it will take you to the appropriate page.

  • Who should I contact if I’d like further information about a session?

    You can contact the Training Team on (03) 5222 4318 or [email protected].

  • Enrolment terms and conditions
    • The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre works to ensure accessibility to all our training for all people. If you have any support needs, please let us know.
    • Please refer to our section on Cancellations regarding any alterations or cancelations for session enrolments.

Contact details

For all queries about the training services offered by the Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre please refer to the following: (03) 5222 4318 [email protected] www.safvcentre.org.au

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