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: Working with perpetrators of family violence

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.

Ideal for

  • 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.


  • RAV Training Team
  • (03) 9261 8702
  • 1183 Toorak Road, Camberwell, VIC 3124
    • Starts

      No dates are currently set. Please see the course description above or contact us directly for upcoming dates.

  • 9:30am to 4:00pm.
  • $280 including GST.
  • Fully catered.

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