Developing Understanding of Domestic Violence, Abusive Behaviours and Coercive Control to Strengthen Incident Response and Victim Support

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to the evolving COVID-19 health risk and travel restrictions, Melbourne and Brisbane attendees have the option to attend the masterclass either virtually on their current dates (27-28 October 2021, 10-11 November 2021) OR in-person in 2022 (see dates below). If you are a registered delegate, a member of our customer service team will follow up with you directly on your preference.
 
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
 
 
Domestic violence and coercive control are growing international issues with serious health, social and economic consequences for women, men, families and communities. The COVID-19 pandemic has only expedited the situation, with social restrictions combined with unemployment, financial stress, and cuts to services, there has been a sharp increase in domestic violence and abuse cases across Australia. 
  
With many people working from home, there is a greater responsibility to predict, prepare for and prevent domestic abuse. As a WorkSafe compliance requirement recognising who is at risk and delivering timely 
assistance for victims has never been more critical. 
  
The worst part of domestic violence identified by many victims is the psychological abuse or what is now termed coercive control. This includes manipulation to surveillance, an insidious ‘system’ of behaviours perpetrators use to dominate and entrap their victims. Ongoing discussions nationwide about the legal implications of coercive control has highlighted the lack of understanding on how to respond appropriately to this behaviour. 
  
Join us at the Domestic Violence and Coercive Control Masterclass where you will learn to develop and sustain a robust service that will safeguard victims, teams, and funding. You will explore the latest developments in policy and legislation; and learn how to enhance safety and provide effective ongoing support. 
 
 
This interactive 2-day Masterclass, led by expert facilitator Cathy Oddie; will enable delegates to:
  • Define the full spectrum of domestic violence and abusive behaviours; learn how to identify these behaviours and respond effectively
  • Recognise coercive control, address pending changes in legislation to criminalise this behaviour and learn how this will shape future incident response
  • Establish procedures and systems that will assist in the development, implementation and delivery of a sector-appropriate, trauma-informed response for service users and employees
  • Support victims and be an upstander to violence whilst reducing risk of vicarious trauma through helpful tools, resources and self-care strategies
 
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HEAR FROM MASTERCLASS FACILITATOR

 
Cathy Oddie  
Family Violence and Financial Inclusion Consultant, Mental Health and Human Services Professional,
Public Speaker, Survivor Ambassador and Lived Experience Advocate
 

REASONS TO ATTEND

  • Adapt to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic to be able to respond effectively to those experiencing or perpetrating domestic violence and coercive control. 
  • Understand what domestic violence and coercive control is and the important role that you and your organisation can play in primary prevention, crisis response, service delivery and the ongoing recovery and support needs of victim survivors.
  • Discover how to provide a trauma-informed approach in responding to domestic violence. 
  • Protect your organisational reputation by mitigating risk through the latest industry developments and effective domestic violence policies  
  • Determine what steps your organisation can take to improve service delivery to victim survivors and increase perpetrator accountability. 
  • Identify how your organisation can become more culturally safe, inclusive and intersectional in responding to domestic violence experienced and perpetrated by marginalised communities. 
  • Utilise the lived experience expertise of victim survivors and perpetrators in co-design processes when developing policy, legislation and improvements to service delivery responses. 
  • Develop appropriate referral pathways and resources to best support the needs of your service users and workforce. 
  • Create a safe environment to conduct successful investigation and management of domestic violence incidents. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This training is for NFPs, Public and Private sector industries. It is aimed at any professional whose work involves contact with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence, abuse, controlling and coercive behaviour including:  
  • Family and Domestic Violence agencies 
  • Specialist Domestic Abuse agencies 
  • Social Workers 
  • Police 
  • Housing Officers
  • Refuge staff 
  • Women’s Services
  • Men’s Behavioural Change Services 
  • Children/Child Protection Services 
  • Drug and Alcohol Services  

TESTIMONIALS

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