AHEIA in partnership with Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury is pleased to offer our members this new half day program. The statistics surrounding Domestic Family Violence (DFV) are staggering and are such that this issue may be viewed as a national emergency in Australia.
Many people find it difficult to engage with a family member, friend or colleague who is going through a crisis due to mental health, domestic violence, drug and alcohol or other issues.
This 4 hour face-to-face training program will give participants the confidence and the basic skills necessary to support someone in their moment of need, and to be able to refer to the most appropriate support.
Is this training for you:
No matter whether your primary interactions are with colleagues or students, family or friends, it is likely that you will come across others who are struggling with their relationships and who are living in situations of DFV. Not only can it be difficult to know or understand whether the situation a person finds themselves in is in fact DFV, but often we are at a loss as to know how to respond in a way that is compassionate and appropriate, respectful and empowering, without violating boundaries and potentially creating additional stress. This training is aimed at Raising Awareness, Reducing Stigma and Increasing Safety.
Recognise and Response Skills:
You will learn how to Recognise when another person is living with violence, how to Respond in an appropriate, compassionate and empowering way and how to Refer for ongoing support. You will NOT be expected to be a counsellor, therapist or long-term supporter, but instead will be equipped with DFV Awareness and Response skills.
The topics included in the course will cover:
- Definition, dynamics and prevalence of DFV
- Community Attitudes and their impact
- Categories and Cycle of Violence
- Everyday Sexism
- Sexual Harassment and Unacceptable Behaviours in the workplace
- Possible Indicators of DFV
- A strengths–based, culturally appropriate approach based on Respect and Dignity
- Framework for a difficult conversation
- Boundaries (including those imposed by policy)
Who should attend?
Recommended for all university staff who;
will benefit in being equipped with domestic family violence awareness and response skills, find themselves as 'a counsellor by chance' including:
- People managers and leaders
- Student facing staff
- Human Resource staff
Date and Time
8 October 2019 - Melbourne
9.00am - 1.00pm
Member - $245
Non member - $595
Cutty Felton is the Corporate and Community Training Manager for Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury (H2H). By profession, Cutty is a qualified Solicitor and practised for approximately ten years. Over time, however, she felt the need to contribute more directly to the community. In 2013 she joined Lifeline, initially as a trained volunteer Telephone Crisis Supporter (TCS) on Lifeline’s 13 11 14 service, and subsequently as a trainer of student TCSs and as a Corporate and Community trainer. She continues to volunteer on the 13 11 14 crisis line. She delivers various skills-based courses to workplace and community groups, large and small, across Australia including: ‘Accidental Counsellor’, ‘DV-Alert’, ‘DV Aware’, ‘Skills Based DFV Awareness’ and ‘Dare to Ask’.
Cutty developed Lifeline H2H’s highly acclaimed version of Accidental Counsellor - including a unique ‘5 E’s framework’ for difficult conversations - and recently produced and launched a new suicide-specific program, 'Dare To Ask'.
Cutty’s overarching goal is to raise awareness, reduce stigma and increase safety around issues impacting communities, such as Domestic Violence, Mental Illness and Suicide. She is a firm believer that awareness should be underpinned by skills, and the training conducted is specifically aimed at equipping participants with the ability to respond to someone in crisis in a way that is appropriate, compassionate, respectful and empowering, whilst always being within clearly defined boundaries.
Cutty also regularly addresses larger audiences as a keynote speaker and has been privileged to deliver training workshops and briefings to staff at the House of Representatives in Canberra.
For further information contact Annemarie Comerford, Training Administrator, direct (03) 8611 0504 email; firstname.lastname@example.org
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