Women's Health Goulburn North East
Women's Health Goulburn North East


57 Rowan Street, Wangaratta, 3677
Tel 03 5722 3009 | Fax 03 5722 3020
Email whealth@whealth.com.au

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We provide professional training and education to develop skills and resources to empower local women, communities and service providers.

  Packages available to use in your training sessions WHGNE can provide trainers
Family Violence Awareness   Free for organisations & groups within the Hume region
Family Violence Awareness for Rural Financial Counsellors Yes Fee for service
Family Violence After Natural Disasters Yes Fee for service
Family Violence Awareness for Victoria Police   Free for Victoria Police
Trauma and young children – a caring approach Yes Fee for service
Tools for Change Yes Fee for service
Respectful Relationships No – customised training Free for organisations & groups within the Hume region
Safe from the Start Project No – customised training Fee for service

 

Fee for service ½ day - $1290   |   Full day - $1800   |   Evening - $1600   |   Discounts for organisations and groups within Hume region

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Family Violence Awareness Family Violence Awareness
Designed for delivery to a range of professionals and workplace settings, this training is based on the Common Risk Assessment Framework (CRAF) material. The training is suitable for anyone working in human and welfare services such as housing, medical and court staff and other professionals such as hairdressers, aged care workers and local government teams. It is recommended that participants complete Module 1 before completing the next module/s. The content of training aligns with some elements and performance criteria within specific units of competency.

Contact WHGNE to book this training whealth@whealth.com.au of 03 5722 3009
1. The Dynamics of Family Violence By the end of Module 1 participants will have gained an understanding of the:

• gendered nature of family violence and the determinants of family violence
• scope of family violence
• impact of family violence on women and children
2 hours
2. Identifying and responding to women experiencing family violence By the end of Module 2 participants will have gained:

• skills in identifying situations of family violence
• skills in responding to disclosure of family violence
• information about referral pathways in their local area
2 hours
3. Identifying and responding to children experiencing family violence By the end of Module 3 participants will have gained:

• an understanding of the impact of family violence on children’s learning and development
• skills in responding to disclosure of family violence
• information about referral pathways in their local area
2 hours
4. Bystander action to prevent violence against women and children By the end of Module 4 participants will have gained:

• an understanding of the bystander effect
• an understanding of how to be an effective bystander in the context of violence against women and children
• skills to speak up and take action to challenge sexism, reinforcement of gender stereotypes and discrimination
3 hours
5. Language and Resistance training (Based on the work of Allan Wade and Response-based Therapy) By the end of Module 4 participants will have gained:

• an understanding of the way language can be used to mask the extent and reality of violence
• examine current media and the way violence is portrayed to excuse the offender and blame the victim
• an understanding of resistance to violence
2 hours

 

Family Violence Awareness for Rural Financial Counsellors Family Violence Awareness for Rural Financial Counsellors
The Family Violence Awareness Training Package provides rural financial counsellors (RFCs) with the understanding, knowledge and skills to identify family violence and to provide referrals when appropriate.

This training was designed for Rural Financial Counsellors working with the Rural Financial Counselling Service Program (RFCS Program). The RFCS Program provides free rural financial counselling to primary producers, fisheries and small rural businesses who are experiencing financial hardship.

WHGNE trainers available on a fee for service basis. This training package is available free for you to use in your training session.

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Family Violence Awareness for Rural Financial Counsellors working with the Rural Financial Counselling Service Program (RFCS Program) Participants will gain
• an understanding of the scope of family violence
• an understanding of the impact of family violence
• skills in identifying situations of family violence
• skills in approaching people about family violence
• skills in responding to disclosure of family violence
• information about local referral pathways
There are two parts to this package:

A five (5) hour face-to-face workshop for delivery to groups of 6−12 RFCs

A self-paced learning package for RFCs unable to attend face-to-face training.

 

Family Violence After Natural Disasters Family Violence After Natural Disasters
This workshop is designed to provide emergency services and recovery workers with an understanding of family violence after natural disaster.

It provides participants with the knowledge and skills to identify family violence after natural disasters and to provide referrals where appropriate.

WHGNE trainers available on a fee for service basis. This training package is available free for you to use in your training session.

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Family Violence After Natural Disasters Participants will gain:

• Information about family violence after natural disasters based on current research.
• Practical skills for responding to family violence after natural disaster.
• Information about local referral pathways.
The workshop takes 4−5 hours to complete when presented to 12−15 participants.

 

  Family Violence Awareness for Victoria Police
Victoria Police are a critical part of the integrated family violence service system, and often the first point of entry for women and children. This training enables Victoria Police members to explore the complex dynamics of family violence in the context of their work.

Contact WHGNE to book this training whealth@whealth.com.au of 03 5722 3009

 

Men and disaster Men and disaster
Aims to broaden the range of constructive behaviours for men and women before, during and after disasters.

The target participants are:
- Representatives of emergency service organisations such as the Country Fire Authority, Metropolitan Fire Brigade, Department of environment, Land, water and Planning, Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria
- Disaster response agencies (such as Red Cross, CWA, Salvation Army, and local organisations
- Community members.

WHGNE trainers available on a fee for service basis. This training package is available free for you to use in your training session.

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The Package provides participants with:
- An understanding of the concepts of sex and gender and their impact on men’s responses to disasters
- An awareness of challenges faced by men in disaster contexts
- An awareness of the consequences of hyper-masculine behaviours on men, on other people, on the family and organisations
- Knowledge to identify the implicit
and explicit behaviours of individuals and the organisational practices
that support rigid gender roles
- Ways to take action to broaden the range of constructive behaviours for women and men.
- Strategies for individuals, organisations and communities to enact before a disaster to facilitate constructive responses by men in and after disasters
- Strategies to assist individuals, organisations and communities in dealing with men’s responses to disasters and their aftermath.
The Package contains the resources for delivering a 5 hour workshop with seven sessions

 

Trauma and young children – a caring approach  Trauma and young children – a caring approach
Designed for early childhood educators and professionals working with children 0-8.
This training has been developed to introduce ideas and to raise awareness about working with young children with trauma.

WHGNE trainers available on a fee for service basis. This training package is available free for you to use in your training session.

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Awareness raising modules: 3 X 4 hour face-to face professional development programs • Module 1 − Young Children and Trauma
• Module 2 – Developing and Implementing Strategies for Working with Young Children with Trauma
• Module 3 – Risks, Resiliency, Support and Care.
Self-paced learning package
Applying the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework Practice Principles:  8 X 6 hour face-to face modules  • Family-Centred Practice
• Partnerships with Professionals
• High Expectations for Every Child
• Equity and Diversity
• Respectful Relationships and Responsive Engagement
• Integrated Teaching and Learning Approaches
• Assessment for Learning and Development
• Reflective Practice.
Self-paced learning package
Toolbox talks:  3 X 20 – 30  minute presentations for staff meetings and short professional development programs • Toolbox Talk 1 − The impact of trauma on young children
• Toolbox Talk 2 − Risk factor identification for young children with trauma
• Toolbox Talk 3 – Using relationship-based practice when working with young children with trauma
Self-paced learning package

 

Tools for Change Tools for Change
Designed for mentoring participants with the Tools For Change program. The modules provide financial mentors with the skills, knowledge and understanding to enable them to support women exiting family violence to develop their financial confidence and autonomy.

The three modules have been developed for face-to-face delivery. Total training time is approximately 12 hours plus breaks.
The training is most effective when delivered in sequence, as each module builds on the previous learning.

WHGNE trainers available on a fee for service basis. This training package is available free for you to use in your training session.

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Module 1
Understanding gender, power and money
By the end of the module the participants will have an understanding of:

• the roles of financial mentors and mentees
• the relationship between financial mentors and mentees
• the mentoring process
• maintaining boundaries in mentoring relationships and self-care
• gender based inequities and their impact on women’s financial situations
• the impact of family violence on women
6 hours
Module 2
Money management tools
By the end of the module the participants will:
• undertake financial goal setting
• complete a spending diary
• complete a budget.
3 hours
Module 3
Pathways forward
By the end of the module the participants will have an understanding of:

• issues and challenges mentees may confront in relation to debt
• tools for supporting mentees to manage debt
• low interest/no interest loan schemes
• tools for maintaining paperwork
• wills
• powers of attorney
• the process of making referrals
• the range of services and organisations in their local area.

3 hours

 

Respectful Relationships Respectful Relationships
Negotiated training for teams of education, Local Government, health, youth and community providers who work with young people in Hume region to promote respectful relationships. Training is designed to meet the specific needs of young people and workers in different settings and to equip participants with the skills and resources to plan, deliver and embed innovative abuse prevention programs.

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Safe from the Start Project Safe from the Start Project
Safe from the Start is an innovative, early intervention and evidence based project initiated by The Salvation Army, which has won the top National Crime & Violence Prevention Award in 2011 and a Child Protection Award in 2010.

Developed in partnership with two universities (UTAS & Swinburne) a research study 'States of Mind', was undertaken by Dr Erica Bell and covered the impact and specific needs of children aged 0-5 who witnessed family violence.

The research demonstrated that children being exposed to violence in the early years can suffer severe effects on brain development and increases the risk of adopting violent behaviour, addictions to alcohol and drugs and mental health issues later in life.

The Safe from the Start action research project was developed by Dr Angela Spinney (Swinburne University, Vic.) resulting in a training program and therapeutic resource kit. Nationally over 1000 people have participated in training and over 600 resources kits have been distributed within Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Singapore.

Website www.salvationarmy.org.au/safefromthestart

Contact WHGNE to book this training whealth@whealth.com.au of 03 5722 3009
  Women’s Health Goulburn North East can facilitate an educative workshop on how to use the Safe from the Start Resource Kit to work therapeutically with children who have witnessed family violence.
It is recommended that participants have completed The Dynamics of Family Violence training prior to attending this training.
2 hours