REGISTRATION NOW OPEN - Identifying Family Violence: How to Work With Clients Safely

Posted on: Monday, 16 February 2015

March – Friday 20th March 2015

9:15am – 4:00pm

The one day workshop is aimed at case and community workers who are interested in identifying family violence and would like to know how to work with their clients safely.

During the seminar we will:

  • Explore the myths about the causes of family violence 
  • Identify various forms of family violence 
  • Address the gendered nature of family violence 
  • Review the dynamics of men’s use of violence and collusion 
  • Explore direct involvement with men 
  • Review ongoing assessment, monitoring and risk management 
  • Address safe practices in engagement 
  • Review barriers to leaving and gathering important information

 Denise Roberts, NTV (No To Violence)

Denise Roberts is the training coordinator of No To Violence and the Men’s Referral Service and has been a family violence worker for over 20 years. This includes working in a refuge for woman and children escaping family violence for 12 years and as a facilitator of a men’s behaviour change program for both the mandated and voluntary programs for over 12 years. Denise is also a teacher of family violence courses such as the Graduate Certificate of Social Science: Male Family Violence the qualification for workers in men’s behaviour change programs and the Course in Telephone Counselling: Male Family Violence, the qualification for volunteers and workers at Men’s Referral Service. She has presented at various conferences both in Victoria and interstate and has been a resource for various publications.

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