Responding effectively to victims of domestic violence - One-day Introductory Training

Safety underpins an evidence-based, trauma-informed response to domestic violence victims. Spend a day with Shine to learn more!

Please note: This is not appropriate training for a workplace response to support employees experiencing domestic violence. Click here for our workplace training.

This training provides the framework and practice many tertiary educated practitioners are still wanting – a practical, thoughtful combination of ideas, discussion and hands-on practice to address a complex area of work. This training is suitable for people working in social services, health, education or any area that brings you into contact with women, men, children, or families. If you want to know how to respond appropriately and safely when you suspect or find that someone is experiencing domestic violence, this training is for you.

Topics include:

  • Prevalence and scope of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault
  • Laws that underpin the work and recent/pending changes
  • Domestic violence services locally and nationally
  • Adverse childhood experiences and long-term solutions
  • How to address equity problems and community access
  • Responding to the complexity of risk and safety
  • Practising brief intervention and effective referral

Shine trainers are experienced educators and practitioners in the field of domestic abuse, which ensures a rich learning experience for attendees.

All training days are 9am to 4pm.


Community group staff: $170 (Earlybird $135)
Other individuals: $235 (Earlybird $195)

*Earlybird rates are valid for registrations received two weeks prior to the training dates for our 1 Day Trainings, e.g. for a workshop on the 14th, earlybird deadline ends 9am on the 1st of that month).

**Community group staff fees are available to students and organisations such as charities and NGOs. If you are unsure whether you qualify, please contact us.

Lunch and refreshments provided. Please indicate any dietary requirements when registering. If your dietary requirement is other than the options provided, i.e. vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free, please email with specifics, and we will do our best to accommodate your dietary requirements.

Dates in 2020: 
Wednesday, 4 March
Wednesday, 6 May 
Wednesday, 1 July 
Wednesday, 2 September 

Shine office
Ground Floor
409 New North Rd

Please arrive in plenty of time to find parking on Bond Street or surrounding streets.

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