Multicultural Workshop on Domestic Violence – free for community workers

DV-alert, October 2015

Multicultural Workshop –  19-20 November,  2015 – Adelaide 

Multicultural DV-alert workshops are delivered in partnership with recognised multicultural service providers around Australia.

Multicultural DV-alert workshops are for health, allied health and community frontline workers supporting multicultural communities in Australia.

One of the priorities of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children is to ensure that services meet the needs of women and children experiencing violence. DV-alert aims to build the knowledge and capacity of community frontline workers to provide appropriate support to women and children in Australia.

To find out if you are eligible to attend, click here for more information on the DV-alert Participant Criteria

While taking into account the unique issues and contexts faced by multicultural communities in Australia, you’ll learn how to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence, how to respond to someone experiencing domestic violence, and best practice methods should be used to refer people on to the most appropriate support service. View the course outline to find out what topics are covered.

How will I be assessed?

To get a competent mark, you will be required to complete three assessment tasks successfully:

  • Assessment 1 – Online Pre-reading and multiple-choice questions
  • Assessment 2 – Written/ Verbal Assessment
  • Assessment 3 – Skills Assessment

Participants marked competent will receive a Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency CHCDFV301A – Recognise and Respond Appropriately to Domestic and Family Violence apart from all the other benefits.

How do I sign up?

You can register online via this website to enrol for a Multicultural Workshop in your state or territory. Download the Pre-enrolment Course Information before registering.

How much will it cost?

DV-alert is government funded, so the training fee is waived for all community frontline workers to attend the course. On top of that, participants who complete the training are provided with support for travel, accommodation and staff backfill. Find out if you are eligible for financial assistance.

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Stepping Stones: Legal barriers to economic equality after family violence

Women’s Legal Service Victoria, Melbourne , 2015

From Executive Summary:

Legal and economic problems arise from family violence which result in serious financial hardship for women and, at present, there are no accessible legal remedies to these problems.

We have researched the problems in the Stepping Stones project. This report contains the findings of the project and recommendations for solutions.
In interviews with women, we explored the consequences of family violence on women’s financial circumstances. We specifically directed our attention to systemic barriers women faced in their economic recovery.”

Download report (PDF) here


Domestic violence training boost for South Australian doctors, health workers

ABC news, Posted

Domestic violence support funding will help train doctors and other health workers in South Australia to better respond to cases.

South Australia is getting nearly $1.5 million in federal funding over three years for efforts to tackle domestic violence in Adelaide’s northern suburbs.

Read more here

Daisy app: updated version released

September 2015

Violence against women is unacceptable. Daisy is an app that connects women around Australia to services.

Domestic and family violence affects one in three Australian women, and sexual assault affects one in five women over the age of 15. Daisy connects women who are experiencing or have experienced sexual assault, domestic and family violence to services in their state and local area. Daisy provides women with an easy way to find a wide range of services.

Daisy can link women up with a service phone number, be used to search the internet for more information and to let them know what to expect when contacting a service. Family members and friends can use Daisy to gather information and support a loved one’s decision making.

Responding to violence requires a whole-of-government approach, so in addition to specialist services Daisy also lists legal services, housing and finance services and children’s services. Women can create a list of favourite services for easy reference.

This updated version has been released by 1800RESPECT with translated information across 28 language groups. It also has text-to-voice functionality for women with a vision impairment (or low literacy) and an SMS function for women living in rural or remote areas.

Read more / download daisy here


The Cycle of Violence [image]

Destroy the Joint Facebook page, 5 May, 2015

The Destroy the Joint Facebook page has published this graphic, The Cycle of Violence.

cycle of violence

It was adapted from this page from the Central Domestic Violence Service (SA) website.



Calls for domestic violence to be treated as separate and specific crime in SA

ABC News, March 5, 2015

The South Australian Parliament has been urged by the Victim Support Service to consider introducing a specific charge of domestic violence, to send a strong message to perpetrators that it is unacceptable.

Read more here