Lifeline Australia has been funded to provide skill training in recognising, responding and referring cases of domestic and family violence.
DV-alert is available to all health, allied health and frontline workers who may come in contact with people at risk of or experiencing domestic and family violence.
The courses are free and provide training ranging from a two hour awareness session to an accredited two day workshop. Courses may also be tailored to your organisation if required – all the information is at www.dvalert.org.au.
You probably already know the effects of domestic violence. According to many researchers violence and the threat of violence at home creates fear and can destroy normal family functioning. Children and young people don’t have to see the violence to be affected by it. Living with domestic violence can cause physical and emotional harm to children and young people.
Children and young people who live with domestic violence are more likely to display aggressive behaviour, experience anxiety, have reduced social skills, suffer symptoms of depression, physical complaints and show emotional distress (CLICK HERE).
The next two hour face to face awareness session is on the morning of 27 April from 9.30 – 11.30am at our Gordon office.
If you work or volunteer in this capacity, or know of people who do, please consider coming along – bookings are essential.