2017 Professional Development Workshop Series
For many people in helping professions, supporting those who have experienced violence and abuse makes sense. Where many professionals struggle is in the area of responding to potential perpetrators of violence.
Finding a balance for ourselves between providing support and being non-collusive can be difficult even for those experienced in the field. This workshop will focus on identifying, assessing and intervening with perpetrators in a safe and respectful way.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- understand the importance of strong practice boundaries and self-care when working with family violence perpetrators
- identify behaviours/presentations of potential family violence perpetrators
- identify strategies they can use to engage with perpetrators of family violence
- identify approaches that are respectful and safe which enable exploration of perpetrator behaviour.
- Staff in a range of workplaces including the community, education, health and business sectors who may work with perpetrators of family violence.
About the presenter
Scott Mills is the Practice Development Specialist for Family Violence at Relationships Australia Victoria. Scott has a Master’s Degree in Counselling and has significant experience working with perpetrators, providing staff supervision and coordination of family violence services.