The IWCADV takes pride in assisting a range of other services and professionals to offer a variety of training opportunities in the Ipswich region. The focus of this hosted training is on providing low-cost and accessible professional development prospects that have relevance to both domestic and family violence and the shared work that all community service professionals engage in.
The reality is that all human services workers will encounter domestic and family violence in their work at some point in time, and the skills required to respond to this effectively are complex and varied. In addition, training in a range of different practice areas offers workers a chance to hone their skills and practice, develop insight and knowledge, as well as meet other practitioners in their field and region.
IWCADV has a strong commitment to offering training that is low-cost but high quality, effective and relevant, with the recognition that most workers have access to limited training budgets and can ill afford the time to go training that does not meet their needs.
Some of the training that the IWCADV has hosted or facilitated for a range of community sector workers over the past year includes:
- Hosting NAPCAN to deliver the first Love Bites training program in Ipswich (and only the second delivered in Qld overall);
- Supporting Ricky Hunter to speak to a range of workers about her personal experiences of domestic violence, with opportunities to apply her unique model of intervention and obtain signed copies of her books;
- Facilitating the delivery of training on "Dealing with Conflict and Difference in the Workplace” in partnership with Kent Smith.
Some of the opportunities and topics planned for the next year include:
- Technology & Domestic Violence;
- Attachment, Trauma & Domestic Violence;
- Some general modules on subjects such as predictors of risk, identifying the predominant aggressor and responding to victims of domestic and family violence.