Disability and Domestic and Family Violence – Effective Organisational Responses

Date:  to
Event type:  Webinar
Region:  Online
Organiser:  WorkUP Queensland & NDS


Address:  Edward Street
Suburb:  Brisbane
State:  Queensland
Postcode:  4000


Name:  Annika Stehn
Phone Number:  0438 589 420
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Disability service providers have an important role in the lives of people with disability experiencing domestic and family violence.

The prevalence rates of this type of violence tell us that it requires closer attention by every disability service provider.

National Disability Services and WorkUP Qld invite the disability workforce and organisations to participate in FREE training, on disability and domestic violence.

The intended audience for this training is personnel undertaking Support Coordination; supervisory roles; senior or independent allied health professionals and personnel in senior management and leadership positions.

It will provide an introduction to domestic and family violence as experienced by people with a disability and the ‘how to’ of effective organisational responses including how to enable staff to recognise, respond and refer appropriately.  This may include building on existing organisational strengths in keeping people with disability safe through staff induction, training and support.

Participation is this training provides a unique opportunity to contribute to shaping a range of training products through your engagement and feedback.  The final products will be made freely available for the broader disability workforce and organisations to access into the future.

No prior knowledge is required to engage in this training.

The training will be delivered in one short, live Zoom webinar session, making it easy to participate.

A Certificate of Attendance will be provided.

The disability workforce including government and non-government workers, sole providers and those employed by non-government organisations providing a direct service to people with a disability are the target group for this project.

Date: Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Time: 9:30am – 11:30am

If this date doesn’t work for you please check Cohort 2, Effective Organisational Responses; 18th May, for availability.

Click here to download the flyer.

About the facilitators

Tammy Morgan’s life story has had diverse life and work chapters, and she brings to this training the voice of a woman living with disability. Born and bred in Mackay, Tammy grew up in a household whose family members experienced multiple forms of disability. Currently employed in the disability sector, she knows first-hand that each individual client has their own ambitions, priorities, abilities and needs – but are united by the experience of living with disability. Tammy’s involvement in this training extends her commitment to ensuring women’s rights to lead fulfilling and productive lives.

CQUniversity Associate Lecturer Suewellyn Kelly is an educator and practitioner with 30 years’ experience in the health, community, and education sectors. Suewellyn served on the Whitsunday, Issac, Mackay WorkAbility Qld Network and played an active role in consultations for the development of the disability Workforce Action Plan for the region.  Suewellyn has a keen interest in promoting integrated, holistic work practices – both in advocacy and program development roles – to address “silo” responses to domestic violence, sexual assault, homelessness, mental health, substance misuse, generational trauma, as well as educational, social, and financial exclusion.

CQUniversity Project Officer Jamie Anderson is an Aboriginal social worker who identifies with the Gangulu Wuli-Wuli/Kanolu clan groups from Central Queensland. In her QCDFVR role Jamie contributes to training, research projects and sector development, and she possesses knowledge in social work processes and interventions, decolonisation and cultural supervision. Jamie has direct field practice and experience in youth, family violence within local Aboriginal rural, remote and broader community sector; and has led practice in an intensive family support program. Jamie is a Committee Member on the Board of Helem Yumba (HY) CQ Healing Centre and is actively involved with the disability sector in Rockhampton in a volunteer capacity.


For support with registrations please contact Annika Stehn at WorkUP Qld on 0438 589 420 or [email protected]

For any other questions please contact Christine Payne at WorkUP Qld on 0400 999 184 or [email protected] or Lisa Fraser at NDS on 0417 723 653 or [email protected]