Masterclass Agenda

Online: 27-28 October 2021 (AEDT)  | Online: 10-11 November 2021 (AEST)
Sydney: 17-18 November 2021
Melbourne: 11-12 May 2022 | Brisbane 18-19 May 2022 | Perth: 25-26 May 2022

Registration and Welcome Coffee: 8:30 | Course Duration:  9:00-5:00 Including Networking Breaks | Morning Tea: 10:30 | Lunch: 12:30 | Afternoon Tea: 3:00 
*The Online masterclass on 27-28 October will take place from 9am-5pm (AEDT) 
*The Online masterclass on 3-4 November will take place from 9am-5pm (AWST) 
*The Online masterclass on 10-11 November will take place from 9am-5pm (AEST)   

  • Understand and define the full spectrum of domestic violence and abusive behaviours 
  • Current definitions and recent legislative and policy reforms 
  • Challenge the myths, stereotypes and social tolerance of domestic violence and abuse 
  • Build an understanding of the experiences of victims affected by intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and community abuse  
  • Consider the cycle of abuse, the victim’s journey, and the reasons why victims stay in abusive relationships 
  • How to identify and understand the nature of controlling and coercive behaviour  
  • How practitioners can support victims and realise the impact of controlling or coercive behaviour, using examples of recent case studies 
  • Addressing proposed legislation and the current debate on criminalising coercive control 
  • The role of the police and criminal justice agencies in investigating  
  • Issues of intention relating to domestic abuse 
  • Creating a safe environment to conduct successful investigation of incidents 
  • Understanding how to become trauma-informed on an organisational level and individually when delivering services, clinical responses and referral options 
  • Learn how provide a safe space and ensure a trigger free environment  
  • Consider the impact of domestic violence and abuse and what needs to be in place to leave an abusive relationship 
  • Psychological transformation, emotional behavioural change 
  • Learn how to provide effective trauma support 
  • Addressing Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and supporting victim survivors to achieve post-traumatic growth 
  • Understanding domestic violence in LGBTQIA+, CALD and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) communities  
  • Supporting people living with disabilities who are experiencing domestic and family violence 
  • Elder abuse and abuse perpetrated by adolescents towards parents 
  • The complexity of when a person’s carer is also their abuser 
  • Providing an appropriate domestic violence response in regional, rural and remote Australia 
  • How to identify and respond to financial abuse 
  • Sexually transmitted debt and dealing with joint debts 
  • Improving financial disclosure 
  • Superannuation assistance  
  • Improving access to Property Settlements 
  • Identify signs and symptoms of near-fatal strangulation and extreme acts of violence 
  • Exploring the current legislative landscape in Australia 
  • Investigate and document cases for prosecution 
  • Learn how to provide appropriate healthcare assessments and referrals  
  • Implementing effective family violence policies to support your workforce 
  • Meeting WorkSafe compliance requirements and ensuring that employees experiencing psychosocial risks are being provided with a range of appropriate supports. 
  • Explore the new working from home challenges which have emerged as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic and how this applies to situations of domestic and family violence 
  • What it means to be an active bystander or upstander in responding to domestic violence
  • Support and empower yourself and others to deliver the best care and service delivery through exploring self-care practices which can reduce burnout 
  • Identifying vicarious trauma and strategies to reduce the risk of this occurring and how to best support those who are experiencing it  
  • Identify the most appropriate resources and referral pathways which can be used in your organisation to best support victim survivors and perpetrators with their complex and varying needs 
  • Utilising lived experience advocates to inform on and participate in co-design processes for legislative and policy reforms and service delivery improvements