ReFRESH forum: Workers supporting clients who are experiencing domestic violence

SHine SA is hosting a ReFRESH forum for:
Workers supporting clients who are experiencing domestic violence 

Health professionals and community workers are welcome to attend SHine SA’s forum on supporting clients who are experiencing Domestic Violence.

Domestic Violence is a traumatic experience for survivors and can have huge impacts on their health and wellbeing. That’s why it’s important for us as workers to be aware of DV and be equipped to best help our clients in need.

The forum will feature:
> Short presentations from workers in the field of DV and also from a survivor of DV
> An interactive panel of guest speakers
> Opportunities to ask questions and engage in discussions
> Introduction to resources and referral options
> Networking with other workers from the sector

When: 22 April 2016 (Friday)
Where: SHine SA, 64c Woodville Road, Woodville
Time: 1.00 – 4.00 pm
Cost: $50 (Student Concession $25)
(Invoice issued on receipt of enrolment form)

Please see flyer at this link  for more information and enrolment link ReFRESH Supporting clients DV


Resilience program for workers & professionals – online resource

1800RESPECT – National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service for people living in Australia

Resilience is the capacity to rebound from and find meaning in traumatic or stressful events. If you work with women and children you may witness the effects of sexual assault, domestic and family violence. We rely on frontline workers to respond when women and children are experiencing gendered violence and we recognise that this work can be challenging, which is why we designed this program.

The resource is a three-step process:

Step 1. Resilience Assessment
Take the Resilience Assessment to get your resilience score.
Step 2. Analysis of your score
Read the analysis of your resilience score to find out if you should do the program.
Step 3. Program 
Sign up the 10-week program delivered by email.

The resilience program goes for 10 weeks and each week participants will receive an email from 1800RESPECT that describes a particular aspect of resilience and suggests an exercise.

The resilience program is designed to build your skills. It responds to what we know about the prevalence of vicarious resilience and vicarious trauma experienced by workers.

Access resource here