DV-alert (Domestic Violence Response Training)

Posted by Sharyn Rognrust, Category: Allied Health, Children & Families, Domestic Violence, Family Violence, Forum, Frontline staff, Partnerships, Policy & Practice, Prevention, Prevention of violence against women, Training, Training Opportunity, Violence Against Women,

Lifeline's free nationally recognised training program that enables health, allied health and frontline workers to:

  • RECOGNISE signs of domestic and family violence
  • RESPOND with appropriate care
  • REFER people experiencing or at risk of domestic and family violence to appropriate support services

DV-alert is funded by the Department of Social Services and is a key initiative under the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2010-2022.

The training fee is waived for health, allied health and community frontline workers. Lifeline will also cover reasonable costs of participants requiring travel, accommodation and staff backfill.

Current Victorian workshops can be viewed here

Tailored workshops can be provided to individual organisations that request training specifically for their staff (minimum of 15 people). Two-day workshops can assist staff to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence, how to respond to someone experiencing domestic and family violence, and the best practice methods that should be used to refer people on to the most appropriate support service visit for more information