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Thorne Harbour Health was formed in 1983 as a central part of the Victorian community response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Thorne Harbour Health continues to lead the response by providing a range of services which include prevention education, treatment and care of PLHIV and counselling services. Thorne Harbour Health Training and Capacity Building aims to develop your workforce and improve sector capacity through training and education, reflective practice, and secondary consultation. We seek to address those issues and barriers impacting access to LGBTI health by increasing understanding and building the capacity of your organisation.

200 Hoddle St
Abbotsford VIC 3067
Em: education@thorneharbour.org
Ph: 03 9865 6700
web: thorneharbour.org
Jun 15
Family Violence within LGBTI+ Communities: Cultural Sensitivity Training
clock Duration: Half Day
location Delivery Mode: Online

Enrolments are now open

Understand the context in which family violence, intimate partner violence and sexual assault impacts LGBTI+ people in Australia. Learn about common presentations, barriers to accessing services and the broader issues for LGBTI+ communities.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

10:00am – 1:00pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Diversity, Family Violence, Sexual Assault
  • Priority Population: LGBTIQ+
  • Age Group: Adult
  • Location: 

    Online interactive virtual classrooms delivered via zoom

About this training:

IMPORTANT: registrations for training will become live approximately two months prior to start of training. To enrol in this or any training, you must click the link below and fill in the registration. If you do not complete the registration, you will not have a place in the training. If you experience a broken link, please get in touch with us at elevate@vaada.org.au


The training content will support you and your organisation to:

  • Understand the context in which Family Violence (FV), Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Sexual Assault (SA) impacts LGBTI+ people in Australia.
  • Gain knowledge from a framework for understanding FV and IPV in LGBTI+ communities and relationships.
  • Learn about common presentations to better support LGBTI+ individuals.
  • Understand barriers to accessing services (based on gender, sexuality and presentation).
  • Up to two case studies specific to the cohort receiving training (optional).
  • Understand the broader FV, IMV and SA issues for LGBTI+ communities.
Provider: Thorne Harbour Health

Eligibility Criteria

This training is open to AOD workers in Victorian state-funded organisations and services. While not mandatory, it is highly encouraged to complete Trans and Gender Diverse Cultural Sensitivity and Awareness Training with Thorne Harbour Health prior to taking this training.

This training has been funded for workers employed in a Victorian State-funded Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, including those who are new to the AOD sector or recently employed under the COVID-19 Workforce Initiative and Peer workers.

Who is not eligible?

Students on placement or internships, workers from other community sectors such as Family Violence, Homelessness and Mental Health and AOD workers outside of Victoria.

Please ensure you have clearance to attend from your line manager. If you are unable to attend, even if you find out the day before, please cancel your registration and make your spot available to someone else on the waiting list.