connectEDspace - support for young people

Young people can face all sorts of pressures – including problems at school, with friends or at home.
connectEDspace is a website by Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV), dedicated to young people to help provide all the information they need to deal with the stuff they go through each day.

Aboriginal Family and Relationship Support

RAV provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and individuals to help strengthen family relationships.

Counselling provides an opportunity to talk with a professionally trained person to discuss couple issues, conflicts with friends, relationship breakdown, parenting, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, grief, sexual problems, childhood sexual abuse, stress and work related tensions and disputes.


Professional Development

We are proud to offer a range of workshops providing professionals with opportunities to expand their knowledge and skills to help their clients and customers.

Workshop: Supporting separated families (Melbourne Family Relationship Centre)

This workshop is designed for workers in community and health organisations and schools who regularly work with children, adolescents and/or their parents. When parents separate, it can be a difficult time for them and their children. It is normal for separating families to experience a range of strong emotions and families often need to adjust to new living arrangements.

In this workshop, you will learn about the separation process, how it impacts on parents and children and how you can assist parents, children and adolescents to manage this change within your work setting.

Areas covered include:

  • The separation process including issues of loss and grief.
  • The impact of separation on children.
  • Children’s needs at different stages of development.
  • The family law legislation and the family dispute resolution process.
  • Communication between separated parents.
  • Managing difficult behaviours in children.
  • Managing conflict in parents.
  • Processes to work with separated parents in the workplace.
  • Family violence.


  • Working knowledge of the separation process and the impact on families and children.
  • Working knowledge of the family law system and family dispute resolution.
  • The ability to identify behaviours in children resulting from separation and strategies to manage these behaviours.
  • Skills in supporting parents to better manage their separation and support their children.
  • The ability to identify when families need more support.

Ideal for:

  • Community organisation workers
  • School staff
  • Health professionals
  • Youth workers
  • Child and family workers
  • Counsellors

About the presenter

Jodie Grant is a Senior Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and Program Leader – Training Services at Relationships Australia Victoria. She coordinates and teaches the Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution qualification and trains in conflict coaching, mediation and counselling. She is an Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, nationally accredited Mediator and an accredited Restorative Engagement Facilitator with the Defense Abuse Response Taskforce.
Jodie holds a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Work, Masters of Conflict Resolution (specialising in Family Law Mediation), Vocational Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution, and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

  • RAV Training Team
  • (03) 8573 2222
  • 379 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
    • Starts
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  • 9:30am - 4pm.
  • $280 including GST. Fully catered.
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