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Family Violence and Sexual Assault – Understanding and Responding

Family Violence and Sexual Assault – Understanding and Responding

Introductory Level

This module is an entry-level training designed for community members and professionals.

The training aims to build participants’ awareness and understanding of 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

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


Cost: Free
Duration: 3 hours
Location: Online or face to face


2023 upcoming dates

  • Thursday 20 July 2023 – 9:30am-12:30pm (online) – REGISTER HERE
  • Tuesday 22 August 2023 – 9:30am-12:30pm (online) – REGISTER HERE
  • Tuesday 12 September 2023 – 9:30am-12:30pm (online) – REGISTER HERE


  • All cancellations must be made in writing and sent to the training team at [email protected]
  • A full refund will be available to cancellations that have been made in writing 48 hours prior to the scheduled training session.
  • Registrations are transferable to a colleague upon request. Please email [email protected] and the training team will process your request.
  • Sessions may be cancelled and your registration fee refunded if registration numbers do not meet the minimum requirements to proceed.

Contact Us

For more information call us on (03) 5222 4318 or email [email protected]

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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