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Aiming to introduce family violence literacy, practice skills and foundational theories, this workshop covers a range of topics necessary for identifying and responding to family violence and enhancing participants' understanding of how family violence impacts young people and skills required for providing appropriate support.
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Aiming to introduce family violence literacy, practice skills and foundational theories, this workshop covers a range of topics necessary for identifying and responding to family violence and enhancing participants understanding of how family violence impacts young people and skills required for providing appropriate support.
Participants will be introduced to foundational family violence knowledge including an exploration of the drivers of violence, an introduction to Intersectionality and develop communication skills that support young people’s safety, dispel family violence myths and avoid collusion. This workshop will also introduce workers to the use of the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management (MARAM) Tool from a youth AOD context, discuss adolescent-specific risk assessment considerations and provide an overview of the family violence service system. This workshop is an evidence-informed introduction to preliminary practice strategies to support young people who are victim-survivors and/or users of family violence and adolescent intimate partner violence.
- Describe and identify family violence
- Discuss the drivers of violence
- Introduction to Intersectionality in Family Violence
- Be familiar with the Typologies of Family Violence used at YSAS
- Use sensitive and appropriate language when discussing or communicating about family violence
- Recognise risks of collusion and misidentification as the perpetrator
- Communicate in ways that dispel family violence myths
- Understand how family violence impacts young people
- Introduction to relevant legislation and practice frameworks including mandatory reporting
- Introduction to the role of the Multi-Agency-Risk Assessment and Management (MARAM) framework
- Understand responsibilities as an Information Sharing Entity (ISE)
- Adolescent specific Risk Assessment considerations
- Use Sensitive Inquiry to discuss Family Violence
- Provided with basic skills to collaboratively Safety Plan
This training has been funded for youth 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.
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