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Sector Capacity Building

SECTOR CAPACITY BUILDING

Training inTouch

Training

inTouch offers a range of opportunities for professionals, volunteers and community members to develop their understanding and skills in working with culturally and linguistically diverse women and families experiencing family violence.

Our training modules include, but are not limited to the following focus areas:

  • Introduction to family violence in multicultural communities
  • Family violence in CALD communities: identification, response  & referral
  • Family Violence in CALD communities: culturally responsive practice
  • Family Violence Prevention in Multicultural Communities
  • Working with children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (based on The Empty Jar resource kit)

Training and presentations can be tailored to your organisation’s specific needs. 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.

Upcoming inTouch Training Events

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.

Join us for our next meeting as we discuss and present:

  • Risk Assessment & Safety Planning: considerations for CALD clients (inTouch)
  • Updates from participants (CALD programs related) Information sessions
  • Lunch served at 1pm

 

May 4, 2018
11am to 1pm
Purple Room at the Multicultural Hub
506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
Registration is essential.

Future dates: August 2, November 1
Topic and location TBA

Universal 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 sta 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.

 

Download flyer here.

March 21, 2018
9:30am to 4:30pm
Orange Room, Multicultural Hub
506 Elizabeth St, Melbourne 3000
Registration is essential.

 

April 18, 2018
9:30am to 4:30pm
Orange Room, Multicultural Hub
506 Elizabeth St, Melbourne 3000
Registration is essential.

 

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

Training for Ethnospecific Organisations
This training module is suited to representatives from ethnic-services as well as community leaders. 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. The session also addresses effective ways of managing boundaries and self-care for bi-lingual staff and volunteers and provides avenues of how to support the victim/survivor.

May 8, 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.

Download flyer here.

March 28, 2018
10am to 12pm
Conference Room, Quest Apartments
2-10 Walker St, Dandenong VIC 3175
Registration is essential.

 

May 16, 2018
10am to 12pm
TBA Western Suburbs Location.
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.

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

Download flyer here.

May 1, 2018
9:30am to 4:30pm
Purple Room, Multicultural Hub
506 Elizabeth St, Melbourne 3000
Registration is essential.

 

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

Temporary Migration – working with Visas on temporary visas and supporting clients to access pathways to permanent residency.
with Luba Tanevski, Migration Agent, inTouch. Further Information to follow.

April 19, 2018
10am to 1pm
Red and Orange Room, Multicultural Hub
506 Elizabeth St, Melbourne 3000
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.