Family Violence & Sexual Assault: Understanding and Responding

Introductory level

The Family Violence and Sexual Assault – Understanding and Responding training is an entry-level training module designed for community members and practitioners in the Barwon region. Content is evidence informed by the key drivers, prevalence and impact of sexual assault and family violence, including gender-based violence against women.

The intention of the training is to build participants’ awareness and understanding of the causes and issues surrounding family violence and sexual assault and to develop skills and confidence in effectively identifying and appropriately responding to disclosures.

This training provides the opportunity for participants to:

  • Define sexual assault and family violence, know the prevalence, understand the gendered nature and identify a range of violent behaviors
  • Build understanding on sexual assault and family violence experiences with an intersectional lens
  • Increase knowledge of consent and ‘enthusiastic’ consent
  • Strengthen confidence in enabling and responding to disclosures
  • Explore self-care and vicarious resilience concepts
  • Build understanding of support pathways to specialist services

Cost: FREE

Duration: 3 hours

This training is funded by the BAIFVC and delivered by The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre.

To register, visit The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre.