This fee for training is open to practitioners in the eastern metropolitan region who have attended Identifying Family Violence (or similar) in the past two years. The training will assist practitioners to effectively identify and respond to male perpetrators of family violence by learning how to identify and resist invitations to collude.
The training is provided through Northern Integrated Family Violence Services Partnership Team which supports regional leadership that increases the safety of victim survivors, the accountability of perpetrators and strengthens Victoria’s family violence reforms. The training is designed for practitioners who may come across male perpetrators in the course of their work. It is not men’s behaviour change facilitator training.
Past participants have reflected:
“This training has made me more mindful of the ways in which I may be unintentionally colluding with unhelpful statements by patients, by letting it go or attributing this only to their mental health disorder rather than thinking of the broader family violence framework and impact on their families.”
“The training ensures staff prioritise the safety of women/ children at all times and therefore ultimately aims to address not just his use of violence but social belief systems that drive his behaviour.”