Training: understanding domestic and family violence in culturally and linguistically diverse communities

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Training: understanding domestic and family violence in culturally and linguistically diverse communities

  • Supporting community workers working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities;
  • Helps develop an understanding of how domestic and family violence impacts individuals;
  • Explores how domestic and family violence impact decision making and ability to engage with support workers.

This program is designed to equip professionals to deepen their understanding about the impacts of domestic and family violence for women who are from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds.

Participants engage in constructive debates around culture, religion and patriarchy. They explore how (or if) these elements cause or contribute to domestic and family violence in CaLD communities.

Learning outcomes:

  • Exploring culture and cultural diversity;
  • Domestic and family violence in CaLD communities;
  • Legal rights and CaLD communities;
  • Culture, religion and domestic and family violence;
  • Domestic and family violence service accessibility;
  • Working in alignment with the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022.
Duration Appropriate for Maximum participants
8 hours Community service workers 20

The way this training explains how cultures and beliefs affect a person’s decisions when dealing with workers to resolve their situation was really helpful.

- Community Service Worker
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I found the training to be useful and valuable. The section on trauma was well explained and particularly helpful.

- Community Service Worker
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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.