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Introduction to Change the story & Change the story in Action - Northern Rivers Region NSW

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Join us in East Ballina for face-to-face prevention training. Three full-day workshops for people with any level of experience in the prevention of violence against women.  

Learn the foundations, including an introduction to the Change the story framework, or deepen your confidence to put prevention into action. Attend one or all three depending on your prior knowledge. 


Day 1.
10am-4:30pm on Tuesday 30th July
Change the Story Foundational

This one-day Change the story training has been developed to support people in the prevention sector who are at the beginning of their primary prevention journey. It provides an introductory overview of Change the story: a shared framework for preventing violence against women (second edition), covering: 

  1. what is violence against women (the problem) 
  2. a primary prevention approach to violence against women (the solution) and 
  3. an overview of the primary prevention landscape in Australia to support learners to identify where they fit and what further information and support, they need (my role). 

PLEASE NOTE: There are no prerequisites for this entry-level training.

Day 2.
10am-4:30pm on Wednesday 31st July
Change the Story in Action (Part 1: Prevention Principles)

The ‘Change the story in action workshop’ is designed for intermediate prevention of violence against women practitioners. The workshop aims to support people who are actively engaged in prevention work to expand their knowledge and skills, to enable them to design, implement and evaluate activities of increasing complexity.

The first part of this workshop will provide an overview of Prevention Practice Principles including:

  1. gender transformative change
  2. intersectionality (with links to the Changing the picture and Changing the landscape frameworks)
  3. planning for and working with resistance and backlash
  4. working with men and masculinities for the prevention of violence against women
  5. working in partnership, and
  6. collective practitioner care.

PLEASE NOTE: Learners wishing to undertake Change the Story in Action Part 1, 'Prevention Principles', will be required to have undertaken 'Change the Story Foundational' OR have a working knowledge of the Change the Story framework.

Day 3.
10am-4:30pm on Thursday 1st August
Change the Story in Action (Part 2: Putting it into Action)

The second part of this workshop will be focused on Putting it into Practice, including:

  1. understanding your audience and setting
  2. implementing essential actions from Change the story
  3. prevention methods and techniques, including communications and messaging
  4. planning prevention projects, and
  5. developing a theory of change to measure impact and reach.

PLEASE NOTE: Learners wishing to undertake Change the Story in Action Part 2, 'Putting it into Action', will be required to have undertaken part one, 'Prevention Principles'.

We have a minimum 72hour cancellation period. This training is free, and your place will be made available to another person on the waitlist.


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