Training: effective casework skills for domestic and family violence work

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Training: effective casework skills for domestic and family violence work

  • Working effectively with families experiencing domestic and family violence can be challenging;
  • Develop a greater understanding of working from a strengths based approach in this workshop.

Families who have experienced or who are experiencing domestic and family violence often have complex needs. Working effectively with families in these situations can be challenging.

This program is designed to assist case workers to further develop their skills and knowledge when working with families who are or have experienced domestic and family violence.

The program assists participants to develop a greater understanding of working from a strengths based approach. This training will provide participants with the opportunity to enhance their skills, competencies and confidence when undertaking risk assessments and safety planning with women and children at risk of harm.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understanding the dynamics of domestic and family violence;
  • Development of micro counselling skills;
  • Understanding effective crisis intervention processes;
  • Making collaborative and effective referrals;
  • Working from a strengths based approach;
  • Undertaking robust risk assessments;
  • Effective safety planning for women and children at risk;
  • Increasing clients' self efficacy.
Duration Appropriate for Maximum participants
8 hours Caseworkers 20

The training was very informative and well presented. There was a good balance of information, interactive activities and videos. Thank you!

I found this training to be very informative. I learnt new information and refreshed skills I had learnt previously.

- Safe house workers
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Our training approach

At Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia, we recognise that adults bring a wealth of knowledge and individual experiences to the learning environment. Every workshop utilises adult learning principles, as per the Principles for Best Practice for 21st Century Education (Nichols, 2002).

Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia trainers are social workers, psychologists, and educators. They are experienced trainers in causes, consequences and primary prevention of sexual, domestic and family violence causes.

All facilitators are trained to safely and compassionately respond to disclosures and refer onward to state based services.

All training programs are audited regularly to ensure the information provided is evidence-based and current.

Programs can be tailored based on the needs of each organisation and can be delivered to clinical and non-clinical audiences.