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Violence Prevention & Workforce Development Training

COVID-19 TRAINING UPDATE:

Primary Care Connect is continuing to adjust and change our ways of working in order to meet the needs of our service users and stakeholders whilst safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our staff, program participants and stakeholders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In light of the ongoing public health situation and social distancing measures, our Primary Prevention and Workforce Development training are currently on hold.

The good news is that Expressions of Interest in our workshops are going to open in July and we are actively exploring options to transition to an online training delivery model and will provide new workshop dates as soon as possible.

We acknowledge that this is a rapidly changing situation and appreciate the flexibility and understanding of our stakeholders and future workshop participants during this time.

For further information or inquiries please contact Primary Care Connect on (03) 5823 3200.

    Preventing Domestic and Family violence from happening in the first place is our goal at Primary Care Connect. We aim to increase everyone’s knowledge base, skills, and ability to act with confidence when discussing, challenging or preventing violence against women and children.

    To achieve this aim, we have developed a range of training packages that can be individually tailored to meet your needs across a broad range of community settings including;

    • Sports settings for adults and young people.
    • University TAFE and other Education institutions.
    • Workplaces and Corporations
    • Health Family and Community Services staff
    • Faith based contexts
    • The media
    • Transport
    • The Arts
    • Legal and Justice Contexts

    Our training packages are designed and delivered by women and men who have specialist experience and practice wisdom in preventing domestic and family violence before it happens and after it occurs.

    Our courses cover a range of topics including:

    • Foundation training to increase basic knowledge and skills.
    • Educating men and women to prevent violence against women.
    • Building confident active bystanders.
    • Making the links between gender inequality, sexism and violence.

    Understanding Violence Against Women - Foundation Training (UVAW-FT)

    About the Training

    Early in your career or you or your club or workplace are just wanting to learn more? This short one-day training course is tailored for workplaces, community organisations, groups, clubs or individuals that would like to develop their understanding about violence against women.

    What will I get out of this?

    This one-day training will give you evidenced based explanations on what causes violence against women, it’s prevalence in our community and the social, health and economic impacts for everyone. You will learn about the common myths and misconceptions about violence and the future role you can play in preventing violence against women including participating in active bystander training.

    Who should attend?

    This training is suitable for everyone. Scenarios can be tailored to specific workplaces, sporting clubs and community groups and settings.

    When?

    This training is delivered throughout the year at Primary Care Connect. We also deliver the training off-site and online.

    Men Only - Taking Responsibility and Talking Safety (MO-TRATS)

    About the Training

    This intensive one-day training untangles the myths and misconceptions about men’s men’s violence against women, men’s violence against other men and men’s violence against themselves.

    What will I get out of this?

    We will provide you with the evidence base for men’s violence and explore the gendered roles, attributes and responsibilities society assigns to men and boys. Through a range of activities this course gives you the opportunity to explore how masculinity is formed and how rigid harmful forms of masculinity impact boys, men, women and girls. This intensive course provides extraordinary insights into harmful forms of masculinity, the links to men’s use of violence and how we can prevent violence in the future.

    Who should attend?

    This training is suitable for everyone. Scenarios can be tailored to specific workplaces, sporting clubs and community groups and settings.

    When?

    This training is delivered throughout the year at Primary Care Connect. We also deliver the training off-site and online.

    The Confident Bystander (TCB-1D-2D)

    About the Training

    This one day intensive bystander training supports participants to speak up when confronted with everyday sexism and sexual harassment as well as a range of behaviours and attitudes that justify, excuse, blame, trivialise or minimise violence against women. This training takes participants through the causes, prevalence and impact of domestic violence, sexual harassment and other forms of violence against women.

    The 2 day Comprehensive bystander training builds on day 1 of bystander training and gives you the additional skills required to recognise, respond and support people who make a disclosure of family violence in a workplace, group or club setting. You will learn how to listen validate and believe a disclosure maintaining privacy and confidentiality, assess initial safety issues and refer to specialist family violence services.

    What will I get out of this?

    This training will increase your understanding and confidence to discuss domestic violence and sexual harassment with your colleagues, friends and family. This training builds your skills to challenge attitudes and behaviours that support violence against women. You will leave with the skills you need to be an confident bystander and influence healthy, respectful behaviours in the workplace, club and communities you are part of.

    Who should attend?

    This training is suitable for everyone. Scenarios can be tailored to specific workplaces, sporting clubs and community groups and settings.

    When?

    This training is delivered throughout the year at Primary Care Connect. We also deliver the training off-site and online.

    Painting our Picture - Inequality, Sexism & Violence (POP-ISV)

    About the Training

    This training is designed specifically for the Community of Greater Shepparton to understand how gender inequality between men and women sexism and sexual harrassment and violence are related. This training is designed for both men and women to come together to reduce and end all forms of violence in our community.

    What will I get out of this?

    The facts – the evidence, nature, prevalence and impact of violence against women

    • Key terms and definitions on violence against women
    • Family violence and gender drivers.
    • Myths and facts on the drivers of Violence against Women
    • How violence against women and gender inequality are related
    • The difference between primary, secondary and tertiary responses to violence against women.

    Designed for you to take a leading step in stopping violence against women before it starts this training is for all audiences interested in addressing sexism, inequity and attitudes and behaviours that undermine women as the causes of violence.

    Who should attend?

    This training is suitable for everyone. Scenarios can be tailored to specific workplaces, sporting clubs and community groups and settings.

    When?

    This training is delivered throughout the year at Primary Care Connect. We also deliver the training off-site and online.