Introduction

Developed in collaboration with Family Safety Victoria and through consultation with leading professionals in family violence and LGBTIQ services, this program offers four and six-hour sessions which help professionals working in family violence services so that they can better support LGBTIQ people experiencing intimate partner and family violence.

Who's it for?

This training program is designed for mixed groups of staff working in family violence services.

It’s recommended that people from all areas in an organisation receive at least the four-hour training. The six-hour session allows additional time to engage with LGBTIQ inclusive practice principles and learn tools to apply these to create lasting cultural change in the workplace.

Syllabus

This training presents an overview of LGBTIQ inclusion principles and specific content on the forms, drivers and dynamics of family violence for LGBTIQ people.

An introduction to LGBTIQ family violence

The four-hour session teaches participants about inclusive behaviours and ways of working so they can apply these within their personal work practices and organisations.

Participants will:

  • Look at frameworks for understanding sex, gender and sexuality
  • Explore research into LGBTIQ health and well being, with a focus on intimate partner and family violence
  • Learn framework that promote LGBTIQ inclusion within domestic and family violence prevention and intervention practices
  • Begin to analyse their current work practice and the ways their organisation and sector can better facilitate LGBTIQ inclusion
  • Begin to identify and apply strategies to improve services and outcomes for LGBTIQ people, through individual work practices and organisational and sector change

The Dark Side of the Rainbow - working with LGBTIQ Family Violence

This full day training incorporates additional content and skills that family violence professionals can apply to their individual work practices and embed in their organisations.

Participants will:

  • Look at frameworks for understanding sex, gender and sexuality
  • Explore research into LGBTIQ health and well being, with a focus on intimate partner and family violence
  • Learn framework that promote LGBTIQ inclusion within domestic and family violence prevention and intervention practices
  • Practice analysing their current work practices and the ways their organisation and sector can better facilitate LGBTIQ inclusion
  • Practice identifying and applying tools and strategies to improve services and outcomes for LGBTIQ people through individual work practices and organisational and sector change.

Past Participants

Berry Street Services

“I now feel more confident to speak with people around their sexuality, gender identity, and pronouns, and to then hold that intersectionality within the Family Violence framework.”

— anonymous attendee

Bethany

“Great training!! On top of clarification of terms and information particular to Family & DV in LGBTI relationships, the trainers provided a very genuine, articulate and research based overview of LGBTI issues and how we can improve our practice & our service delivery.”

CAFS Ballarat

“As an intake worker, this training has greatly improved my practice with a higher level of awareness to language and the nuances experienced by LGBTI people, my ability to do future in depth screening, and to provide more appropriate support options.”

— anonymous attendee

Location

This program is run on-site, which means we come to your workplace to run the session.

Want to know more?

Please fill out our online enquiry form and we’ll be in touch.
Online Enquiries

Contact

For more information, please contact:

Matthew Parsons

Manager, Education and Strategic Development

Send a training enquiry

Please note this form is an expression of interest only, after submitting this form our staff will be in touch to confirm your request.