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Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence : Working with Those Who Use Violence

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Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence : Working with Those Who Use Violence

Stopping Family Violence has designed this training to build on the foundational knowledge delivered in the ‘Applying a Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence Lens session. Given the high prevalence of family, domestic and sexual violence (FDSV), most practitioners will have contact with clients who are using violence.

This training is ideal for both frontline practitioners, where the client base is specifically people using FDSV, and intersecting practitioners - those working in fields where it is very common that the client’s presenting concern will intersect with use of FDSV.

The training, delivered over one day, will support you to develop greater confidence and skills for working safely and effectively with people who use FDSV. The session is interactive, with plenty of opportunities for discussion to maximise your learning experience. Topics covered include:

  • How do I identify problematic behaviours and opinions that could indicate the use of FDSV?
  • What is collusion? How do I respond to FDSV behaviour without colluding, and in a way that increases safety for victim-survivors?
  • When and how can I safely intervene? Within my specific role and organisation, what are my capabilities and opportunities?

Whilst specialist FDSV response providers will always play a central role in responding to FDSV, we know that, with the right support, training and information, a broad range of workforces and services can contribute and help by understanding how to recognise and respond safely. FDSV is preventable and we can all contribute to a future free of FDSV.

This course may be eligible for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for some occupations, for example, social workers, nurses, midwives and psychologists. Please check with your professional association if you have any queries about CPD, and reach out to SFV if you need any more information about the course.

SFV take care to ensure our training workshops are safe and respectful spaces however, at times the content may be confronting or distressing and may bring up unexpected thoughts and feelings. We encourage well-being as a priority and will talk through self-care early in the day.

Thank you for your interest in our training event. If we can provide you with any more information, please do not hesitate to reach out by email at or phone at 08 9355 0234. If you would like to know about Stopping Family Violence and our expertise in training in family, domestic and sexual violence, please visit

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