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Training – Family Violence and Sexual Assault – Understanding and Responding

Family Violence and Sexual Assault – Understanding and Responding

Introductory Level

The ‘Family Violence and Sexual Assault – Understanding and Responding’ training is an entry-level training module designed for community members and professionals in the Barwon region. Content is evidence informed by the key drivers, prevalence and impact of sexual assault and family violence, including gender-based violence against women.

The intention of the training is to build participants’ awareness and understanding of the causes and issues surrounding family violence and sexual assault and to develop skills and confidence in effectively identifying and appropriately responding to disclosures.

This training provides opportunity for you to:

  • Define sexual assault & family violence, know the prevalence, understand the gendered nature and identify a range of violent behaviors
  • Build understanding on sexual assault & family violence experiences with an intersectional lens
  • Understand the drivers of violence and the role you play in primary prevention
  • Increase knowledge of consent and ‘enthusiastic’ consent
  • Strengthen confidence in enabling and responding to disclosures
  • Explore self-care and vicarious resilience concepts
  • Build understanding of support pathways to specialist services

Cost: Free
Duration: 3 hours
Location: Online and Face to Face options available.

Thank you to the Barwon Area Integrated Family Violence Committee for funding delivery of this training in 2022-2023.

Available dates

To book a session, please click on the links below

2023 dates

  • Tuesday 14 March 2023 – 9:30am-12:30pm (online) – REGISTER HERE
  • Tuesday 4 April 2023 – 9:30am-12:30pm (online) – REGISTER HERE

More information
For further information or enquiries please contact our Training team at
[email protected] or 5222 4318.

The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of the land we stand on. We are committed to working toward creating a community where all people indigenous and non-indigenous are safe, connected and empowered to live well. The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre recognises the diverse needs of our community and we ensure our services are inclusive of all children, young people and their families including those who are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, those who identify as LGBTIQ and persons living with disability. We work collaboratively with people and partner organisations who also support our diverse client group. Interpreter and translator services are available to all our clients upon request.

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