Domestic and Family Violence Awareness Training
The AGPAL & QIP Education and Training Team are proud to have co-developed with Micah Projects the ‘Domestic and Family Violence and Awareness Training’ eLearning module. This module is complimentary for all AGPAL clients.
The training aims to increase domestic and family violence awareness among non-specialist services that encounter victims of domestic and family violence.
This module is designed for those who interact with domestic and family violence services and organisations, including victims who are participants of programs and those who are assessing support organisations.
For most standards and frameworks, this module is considered optional and upskilling training, but a very worthy option. If you have had little exposure to this complex and challenging issue, this learning experience may be confronting. However, this training is designed to give you a positive sense of how you can participate if you encounter people dealing with domestic and family violence.
The ‘Domestic and Family Violence and Awareness Training’ module covers topics that will help you identify and understand domestic violence tactics, the abuse cycle, mental health considerations, the Duluth Model and Equality Wheel and forms of abuse; and offers many case studies.
It covers specific issues for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Australia and the LGBTQIA+ community.
You will learn principles to manage grey areas, questioning techniques and dealing with disclosures and perpetrator image management, anger management, couples counselling and collusion, and where to next for your patients.
Micah Projects, based in Brisbane, is a not-for-profit organisation committed to providing services and opportunities in the community to create justice and respond to injustice.
If you are interested in learning more about Micah Projects, visit micahprojects.org.au.
To access the training, login to your AGPAL accreditation hub, select Education and Resources from the top menu, then eLearning. This module is listed under the Quality Improvement Series in eLearning, named ‘Domestic and Family Violence Awareness Training’.
We understand this topic may be distressing and can have lifelong impacts on victims, their loved ones, as well as perpetrators. Due to the content of this learning activity, if you have been affected by domestic and family violence it may be triggering. Consider seeking support should you feel that is necessary for your situation.
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 000 immediately, or contact:
- 1800 RESPECT – 1800 737 732
24-hour national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
- Lifeline – 13 11 14
Anyone in Australia experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide can call 13 11 14. This service assists in who to contact for crisis services in each state or territory.
- White Ribbon Australia
White Ribbon Australia’s purpose is to promote the prevention of violence against women in Australia. Their website contains a wide range of contact details for help services and support resources for both women and men.