Disability and Domestic and Family Violence – what every worker needs to know (four part online series)

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

Location

Address:  Edward Street
Suburb:  Brisbane
State:  Queensland

Contact

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 to participate in FREE training, on disability and domestic and family violence.

This training is developed and delivered with people with disability and it has been informed by the disability workforce.

This training provides foundational domestic and family violence knowledge for the disability workforce through a series of modules which include:

Module 1: Prevent

  • Why this violence occurs and increased risk factors for women with disability.

Module 2: Recognise

  • What this type of violence looks like and how it can look different for women with disability.

Module 3: Respond

  • How the workforce can help and how organisations can effectively respond.

Module 4: Refer

  • Who you can contact for support or more information.

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

No prior knowledge is required to engage in this training.

The training will be delivered in short, live and interactive Zoom webinar sessions making it easy to participate – it is essential to participate in the complete series of four modules.

A Certificate of Attendance will be provided for participants who complete the whole series.

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.

Your commitment

We are seeking a level of commitment to complete the online training from participants/organisations who register for the training modules. There are a limited number of training places available in the live modules. To the extent possible it is important that we maintain participant numbers and consistency of registrants over the course of the training given the role of participants in assisting to shape the final products. Late notice cancellations or non-attendance on the day of the training does not provide opportunity for places to be filled. Prior to registering for this training please consider whether you can commit to completing the training.  When registering you will be asked to confirm a statement of intent to complete the training.

Dates: Thursdays 18 March & 25 March, 8 April & 15 April

Time: 9:30am – 11:30am

If these dates don’t suit you, please check availability for Cohort 1.

Please note:  We would also like you to join us for a brief online technology check on 9th March, 9.30 to 10.00 am to ensure the training goes smoothly.

Click here to download the flyer.

Who should attend

This training is for the disability workforce across all roles and levels.  There are 25 places available.

If the training is oversubscribed we reserve the right to allocate places to ensure equitable access across the disability sector workforce.

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.

Questions?

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]