As well as affecting individuals and families, family violence can also impact workplaces, as it is likely that some staff will have experienced this issue directly or indirectly.
This interactive training is designed to assist managers and staff to feel confident in raising and responding to family violence concerns with their staff. Participants will gain knowledge about family violence and have an opportunity to explore and practice skills in the difficult task of responding to these situations, from both a personal and an organisational perspective.
In this workshop, participants will learn about:
- family violence in Australia
- types of family violence
- the impact of family violence in the workplace
- common myths about family violence
- the indicators of family violence
- how to ask initial questions about family violence
- how to respond appropriately to family violence disclosure
- how to make a referral to family violence services
- how to create a safe work environment
- relevant legislation
About the presenter
Deborah McCormick has been a specialist practitioner in the family violence sector for over 15 years. She has held the positions of Manager of Quality and Training at safe steps Family Violence Response Centre in Victoria, and Domestic Violence Programme Advisor at the Ministry of Justice in New Zealand. Deborah has designed and delivered numerous workshops on family violence to a variety of audiences. She currently conducts training and facilitates men’s behaviour change programs at Relationships Australia Victoria.