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The Domestic Violence Crisis Service (DVCS) provides immediate support to those in the ACT community who are impacted by domestic and family violence.

This includes those who are experiencing physical and non-physical violence, and sometimes sexual violence.

Domestic and family violence does not discriminate. People of any gender, age and race, religion or culture can be impacted. People can be subjected to violence or they can witness it, or both.

People in our community might be supporting a friend, family member or colleague who is subjected to violence. Chances are, either you have been subjected to violence within a relationship, or you know someone who has.

Sometimes, you might not know you know someone. However, statistics tell us you most likely do.

A world free from violence and abuse is the vision of DVCS. In supporting that vision, DVCS provides a range of other supports in addition to their crisis support. This includes education and training and raising awareness.

DVCS want to create a change in our community and they need our help to do so.

One thing people can do to help is to learn more about the dynamics of domestic, family and sexual violence. Understanding the prevalence in our community, what it looks like, the short-term and long-term impacts it has on people subjected to violence, especially to children who witness it.

To learn more about how they can support someone who is experiencing domestic, family and sexual violence, how to be an active bystander, the referral pathways and the services available to people in the ACT.

DVCS are very pleased to provide a range of learning opportunities including:

30 Minute Online Training

DVCS CEO Sue Webeck and Team Leader Sarah Gillett will host six separate 30 minute online sessions covering a range of topics.

Participants are able to stay logged on after each session finishes to ask any questions. You can book into one, a few or all of them.

Date: Tuesday 22 June 2021
Cost: $15 per registration per topic

  • 10 am – Responding to Disclosure
  • 11 am – Domestic and Family Violence 101
  • 12 pm – Tips for Managers on how to support someone
  • 2 pm – Being a Bystander
  • 3 pm – Sexual Assault 101
  • 4 pm – How DVCS supports people and support offerings (free of charge)

Registration: dvcs.org.au/education-training-facilitation

Safety Planning and Risk Assessment (Domestic and Family Violence) Training

A session well suited to people who already have a sound understanding of domestic and family violence, this session will provide a quick recap of DVCS other training (below), provide an understanding of the impacts of intersectionality on people experiencing domestic and family violence and a better understanding of risk assessment, red flags and more information about safety planning.

  • Date: Thursday 29 July 2021
  • Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Venue: EAST Hotel, Kingston
  • Cost: From $230 per person. Price includes parking, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

Registration: dvcs.org.au/education-training-facilitation

Domestic and Family Violence Training

The Domestic and Family Violence Training is a good entry point for someone who has limited understanding of the dynamics of domestic and family violence, how to respond to disclosure and provide support to someone.

In addition to increasing your knowledge about domestic and family violence, you will learn the basics of safety planning and how DVCS supports people impacted by domestic and family violence, as well as the overall ACT landscape.

Date: Wednesday 25 August 2021
Time: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
Venue: EAST Hotel, Kingston
Cost: From $210 per person. Price includes parking, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

Registration: dvcs.org.au/education-training-facilitation

The Domestic Violence Crisis Service is an inclusive service supporting children, young people and adults impacted by domestic, family and intimate partner violence. This includes those who use violence and want to change their behaviours.

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