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Sector Capacity Building

SECTOR CAPACITY BUILDING

Training inTouch

Training

inTouch offers a range of opportunities for professionals (family violence practitioners/specialists and mainstream service providers), volunteers and community members to develop their understanding and skills in working with culturally and linguistically diverse women and families experiencing family violence. Training and presentations can be tailored to your organisation’s specific needs, with the underlying focus on culturally responsive practice and enhancing skills in responding to family violence.

Tailored Training

Training and presentations can be tailored to your organisation’s specific needs. Our training modules include, but are not limited to the following focus areas:

  • Introduction to family violence in multicultural communities
  • Barriers and challenges for CALD clients subjected to family violence
  • How culture and migration history affects clients capacity to seek and sustain support
  • Principles of culturally responsive practice and intersectionality
  • Cross cultural engagement
  • Risk assessment and safety planning for CALD clients
  • Working with children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (based on The Empty Jar resource kit)

 

Due to being at full capacity we are not taking any more requests till August 2018.

If you would like to request a capacity building session or presentation please complete the online request form or download and submit to: trainingadmin@intouch.org.au

If you would like to find out more about how our capacity building activities can be tailored to your organisations or community’s specific needs please contact us on 9413 6528.

Resources for Workers & Professionals

Resources developed in partnership with 1800RESPECT

CALD women experiencing gendered violence face a set of complex dynamics, issues and risks when trying to access services and increase their safety. By focussing on implementing cultural competence in a Human Rights Framework, services prioritise safety.

Risk assessment is a structured and systematic approach to understanding the risks women and children face when experiencing family and domestic violence.

As a frontline worker, you have a small window of opportunity to engage with clients.

As a frontline worker, you have a small window of opportunity to engage with clients. How can you use it well?

Temporary Migration and Family Violence: An analysis of victimisation, vulnerability and support by Marie Segrave.

This report draws on detailed cases of 300 women who sought the support service of InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence over 2015–16. The findings lay the ground for a range of potential interventions and improved responses for this group of women, on the basis of significant data that details the specific impact of migration status on the experience of family violence and access to support.

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Upcoming calendar training events

All our calendar training is free of charge. Due to high demand bookings are essential and we ask people to notify us in advance if they cannot attend.

Family Violence CALD Support Networking Meeting: open network; meets quarterly
The purpose of these meetings is to build the capacity of those working with CALD women and families subject to family violence to identify and respond to the needs of culturally diverse women and families through support, information sharing, training and consultation.

The Network aims to do this through providing a regular platform for:

  • Information sharing about relevant inTouch services & approaches and showcasing approaches to culturally responsive practice
  • Strengthening relationships and partnerships between services providing family violence support to CALD clients
  • Potentially identifying opportunities for collaboration

 

Please note that due to high demands we will not be able to accept more than two staff per organisation.

August 1, 2018
11am to 1pm
TBC at the Multicultural Hub
506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
Registration is essential.

Future dates:  November 1

Universal Services Training – Family Violence in CALD Communities: Understanding and Responding

This one day interactive training is aimed at mainstream/universal service providers (non FV specific Workers) who are seeking to strengthen their practice in building and sustaining relationship with CALD clients. The training enables participants to reflect on their own and clients’ cultural context and examine how these may impact on the worker/client relationships. The training aims to increase participants’ confidence in supporting CALD women experiencing family violence and raise awareness of the additional challenges they face. Learning Objectives:

  • Enhance the understanding of family violence in a CALD context
  • Develop an understanding of how culture and migration history affects client’s capacity to seek and sustain support
  • Develop an understanding of how culture affects our perspective as workers
  • Develop an understanding on how to identify and respond to family violence in a CALD context
  • Safety planning and referring to support services

We will not accept more than two staff per organisation for our full day trainings. We also have no places allocated to students.

Audience

Those working in the broader community services sectors including health and community organisations. This may include case workers/managers, settlement workers, nurses, educators, counsellors, family service workers, neighbourhood house staff and police.

Family violence practitioners or those who have a majority family violence work focus should see the FV Specialists Training – Family Violence in CALD Communities: Culturally responsive practice training

Due to a high demand for our training we do not accept more than two staff per organisation for our full day trainings. We also have limited places allocated to students.

Date TBA
9:30am to 4:30pm
Multicultural Hub
506 Elizabeth St, Melbourne 3000
Registration is essential.

Training for Ethnospecific Organisations
This training module is suited to representatives from ethno-specific and multicultural organisations and associations. It highlights basic understandings of Family Violence within cultural diverse communities by focusing on statistics, types, indicators and impacts of Family Violence on victim/survivors from diverse cultural backgrounds. Participants understanding on how to support the victim/survivor including referral pathways will be developed. This session also addresses effective ways of managing boundaries and self-care for bi-lingual staff and volunteers.

Date: Later in 2018
10am to 12pm – time may change
TBA Location
Registration is essential.

Community Education inTouch

inTouch Information Session – Community Reach
Discover more about the client services inTouch provides, our service model and learn the principles of culturally responsive practice at our information session.

August 7, 2018
10am to 12pm
Seminar Rooms 1 & 2
Victoria University: Sunshine Campus Gate 1, 460 Ballarat Rd

Registration is essential.

FV Specialists Training – Family Violence in CALD Communities: Culturally responsive practice

This one day interactive training is aimed at family violence practitioners or workers who have a majority of FV work in their cases. The participants will have an applied understanding of identifying and responding to family violence and are seeking to strengthen their practice in building and sustaining relationship with CALD clients. The training enables participants to reflect on their own and clients’ cultural context and examine how these may impact on the worker/client relationships. The training aims to increase participants’ confidence in supporting CALD women experiencing family violence and raise awareness of the additional challenges they face. Learning Objectives:

  • Develop an in depth understanding of barriers and challenges for CALD victim/survivors of family violence
  • Develop an understanding of how culture and migration history affects clients capacity to seek and sustain support
  • Introduce principles of culturally responsive practice and intersectionality
  • Enhance skills in cross cultural engagement
  • Enhance skills in risk assessment and safety planning for CALD women

 

Audience

Family Violence practitioners with pre-existing knowledge on recognizing, responding and referring women experiencing family violence. This may include refuge workers; family violence case managers; outreach family violence workers; family violence liaison officers; applicant workers from courts. This can also include those in non-family violence specific roles where the 80% or more of their time is focussed on family violence work.

Staff in non-family violence specific roles should see the Universal Services Training – Family Violence in CALD Communities: Culturally responsive practice training.

Due to a high demand for our training we do not accept more than two staff per organisation for our full day trainings. We also have limited places allocated to students.

June 5, 2018
9:30am to 4:30pm
Purple Room, Multicultural Hub
506 Elizabeth St, Melbourne 3000
Registration is essential.

Temporary Migration – working with victim/survivors on temporary visas and supporting clients to access pathways to permanent residency.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify women without permanent residency and their eligibility to access the Family Violence Provisions in the Migration Act
  • Support clients who are eligible for this pathway, in their applications
  • Support and referral for those on temporary visas who are not eligible for this pathway

Audience: front line workers, managers, case workers/managers, advocates, support workers, family violence specialists.


with Luba Tanevski, Migration Agent, inTouch.

Date TBA
10am to 1pm, morning tea provided
Location TBA
Registration is essential.

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Multicultural DV Alert Program

In collaboration with Lifeline Australia we deliver the Multicultural DV Alert workshops in metropolitan Melbourne and rural Victoria to community frontline workers.

The two-day face to face workshops specifically recognise the unique contexts of these communities with the aim to:

  • Enhance the knowledge and understanding of community frontline workers on the issue of domestic and family violence and its effects
  • Equip community frontline workers with the knowledge, skills and heightened sensitivity required to identify and respond confidently to domestic and family violence
  • Identify challenges of frontline workers when providing support and referral to people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and provide information and tools to enable them to provide culturally responsive and appropriate support and referral.
  • Our work improves the capacity of community, education, health and housing frontline workers to recognise signs of domestic and family violence, respond with appropriate care and refer clients who are experiencing, or are at risk of experiencing domestic and family violence to appropriate support services.

 

For more information visit: www.dvalert.org.au

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The Empty Jar Therapeutic Resource Kit Training

inTouch is offering training to practitioners working therapeutically with families who have experienced family violence. Suitable candidates include Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Counsellors, School wellbeing workers, Family Violence Children’s workers, and any other profession with relevant qualifications and therapeutic experience in supporting young people with complex needs.

Training Objectives:

  1. Practitioners will be able to define theories related to trauma & Family Violence
  2. Practitioners will be able to identify and apply The Empty Jar resources to CALD & broader mainstream target groups
  3. Practitioners will participate in experiential learning and gain skills for practical application of resources
  4. Practitioners will build confidence to be able to use therapeutic tools in a range of settings

You will receive a pre-training survey and upon confirmed registration, participants will receive a pre- training reading list that is designed to enhance knowledge of theoretical frameworks that underpin the resources.

 

Note: This training is is limited in availability until later in 2018.