Responding to Family Violence in Workplaces Training
One of the fundamental values that RAV holds is that everyone has the right to feel safe and free from abuse and violence in their relationships. Family violence is not only about physical assault but refers to an array of power and control which may include direct or indirect threats, sexual assault, emotional and psychological torment, economic control, property damage, social isolation and behaviour which causes a person to live in fear.
As well as the impact of family violence an individual’s personal life, family violence can also affect workplaces in a variety of ways. These include the need for time off from work to locate and access support services, the potential for parties involved in conflict to present at the other person’s workplace and demanding to see them. Workplaces can also be used as public drop-off points for children.
For these reasons, RAV’s Training Team has developed family violence workshops specifically designed for workplaces. Through our extensive research, practice and training expertise, RAV can deliver high-quality training to workplaces on the issues of family violence.
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 training is designed to raise awareness about family violence, including what family violence is, the extent of family violence in Australia and how family violence can impact the workplace.
The session also includes information about how to respond initially to a disclosure from a person experiencing family violence.
Participants will learn about:
- family violence in Australia
- types of family violence
- the impacts of family violence in the workplace
- common myths about family violence
- responding initially to a family violence disclosure
- how to make a referral to a family violence service