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Safe & Together™ Model CORE Training                              Roma, QLD

4 Day Training — 30 & 31 July and 1 & 2 August 2019

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM each day

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided, however, if you have specific dietary requirements please bring something along with you.
Training materials will be provided.
Please bring a pen and warm clothing as most venues can get cold.
Free parking is available on site.

Please Note
Registration closes 20 July 2019

Dawn Osborne has BA (Hons) in Gender Studies/East Asian Studies, MA in International Development has been working at Domestic Violence Action Centre in Ipswich Queensland since June 2015. She is currently Ipswich Service Manager and manages a staff of 30 DFV Counsellors and Practitioners. In DVAC she has also been in the roles of Safety Team Leader and Integrated Response Manager. Previously, when she first arrived in Australia, she worked on the Gold Coast as a Multi-Cultural Worker for DFV Refuge. In Scotland, she set up and managed the Scottish Borders Rape Crisis Centre where she was for four years. She has over fifteen years’ experience working with women and young people, with nine years directly working in domestic and sexual violence. She has a strong interest in gender analysis and systemic improvement for women experiencing DFV including court, police and child welfare responses. She currently chairs the Ipswich Anti-Domestic Violence Community Taskforce.

Liz Andrews
Administration Officer
Domestic Violence Action Centre

About Safe & Together™ Model CORE Training
Domestic violence-informed child welfare practice requires competencies in assessment, interviewing, documentation and case planning. Safe & Together Institute’s CORE Training offers four days of experiential classroom training covering each of these foundational skills.

Day 1 is focused on Assessment
Day 2 is focused on Interviewing
Day 3 is focused on Documentation
Day 4 is focused on Case Planning

CORE Training explores the importance of:

  • Identifying the impact of domestic violence on children and family functioning.
  • Fact-based assessment of the perpetrators’ behavior patterns.
  • Partnering with adult survivors of domestic violence.
  • Intervening with perpetrators.
  • How domestic violence intersects with complicating factors like substance abuse and mental health.

Participants of the CORE Training will:

  • Learn to use practice tools, such as Mapping Perpetrators’ Patterns, Multiple Pathways to Harm and Pivoting that can be implemented right away to improve assessment of risk, impact on children, survivor protective efforts and essential case decisions.
  • Practice interviewing perpetrators, survivors and children through modeling, role play and videos.
    Improve their domestic violence-informed documentation through individual and group exercises.
  • Be discussing their own current or past cases and explore how the Safe & Together Model could be implemented.

Also included in CORE Training:

  • Participants will develop their own Action Plans to implement the Model into their day-to-day practice, as well as begin to influence their communities and family service systems to become more domestic-violence informed.
  • Participants will complete a pre- and posttest to reflect learning, as well as a training evaluation.
  • Participants who attend all four days and take the posttest will receive a certificate of completion, which indicates they participated in 22 training hours.
  • A prerequisite to becoming a Safe & Together Model Certified Trainer and/or Coach includes an 80% or higher on the CORE Training posttest.

Target Audience
Child Welfare Practitioners
Domestic Violence Advocates
Substance Abuse Treatment, Mental Health and other community service providers
Batterer Intervention or Men’s Behavior Change staff
Court and Legal Personnel
Law Enforcement
Health and Home Visitors
Anyone working with families impacted by domestic violence

Group Size
Maximum Group Size: 40

Contact Safe & Together Institute
Safe & Together Institute
1-860-319-0966 (USA)