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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 anyone interested in building an understanding of family violence and sexual assault.

Co-facilitated by an experienced therapeutic practitioner and training specialists, you will be supported to develop skills and confidence in effectively identifying and appropriately responding to disclosures of family violence and sexual assault.

As a result of this training, you will be able to:

  • Define family violence and sexual assault
  • Understand affirmative consent in line with Victorian Legislation
  • Identify the gendered drivers of violence against women
  • Describe intersectionality and how it impacts experiences of family violence
  • Understand the prevalence of family violence and sexual assault
  • Recognise your role as an active bystander
  • Respond to disclosures safely and appropriately
  • Identify support pathways to specialist services


Duration: 3 hours
Location: Online or face to face


Please note that Victorian Legislation informs the content of this training and that while all participants are welcome, this session has been specifically developed to support those living and working in the Barwon Region of Victoria.

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Training for Your Organisation

The SAFV Centre training team can deliver this training module to your organisation or workplace. If you would like to arrange for a consultation and quote, please contact [email protected]


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

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

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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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