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Foundations for Sexual Violence Work (Gympie)

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Event description

The workshop provides participants with foundational level understanding of sexual violence in Australia. This knowledge will be helpful for anyone interested in sexual violence work, new to sexual violence work or who interacts with sexual violence victim-survivors or perpetrators in their everyday work. 

This program has been developed with insights from the sexual violence, women’s health and wellbeing and domestic and family violence sector in Queensland. We invite you to join us to increase your understanding and knowledge in the following areas:

Dynamics of sexual violence (delivered via video pre-workshop)
Gain understanding what sexual violence is. 

  • Terminology – types of sexual violence 
  • Sexual violence in Australia and Queensland 
  • Sexual violence law – introduction 
  • Who are the victim-survivors of sexual violence 
  • Who are perpetrators of sexual violence 
  • Gendered violence

Working with victim-survivors of sexual violence, and the perpetrators of sexual violence
Know what do if a woman is experiencing sexual violence. 

  • Providing a safe space 
  • Person-centred responses 
  • Intersectionality 
  • Managing an immediate risk 
  • Specialist advice and referrals 
  • Professional boundaries, caring for yourself, and self-care plans

Responses to sexual violence 
This module brings together modules 1 & 2 to discuss the sexual violence sector. 

  • Who is responding to sexual violence – understanding the broader system 
  • Specialised trauma informed support 
  • Prevention, intervention, accountability, healing 
  • Changes in law, how we use it

Event details

Date: Thursday, 23 November 2023
Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm (AEST - Queensland Time)
Location: Smith Room, The Pavilion Conference & Reception Centre, 77 Exhibition Rd, Gympie

        Who should attend

        Anyone interested in sexual violence work, new to sexual violence work or who interacts with sexual violence victims, survivors or perpetrators in their everyday work.

        If this event is oversubscribed we reserve the right to limit places per organisation and restrict to WorkUP Queensland target group only.

        About the facilitator

        Alison Lee (Alee) (she/her, they/them)

        Alee is a Gestalt, Yoga & Trauma Informed Psychotherapist, Artist & InterPlay Leader. Alee provides individual & group supervision, group facilitation & training. Since 1991, Alee has contributed to the development of quality services in Queensland, nationally & internationally, prioritizing embodied, expressive, relational, integrated practices. Alee has extensive experience working with victims-survivors of sexual violence with organisations and as a private practitioner. Alee is currently studying BA Visual Arts (QCA), while caring for family & friends. Alee is a current board member of InterPlay Australia, which aims to build creative community connections through culturally and environmentally sensitive practices. You can find out more about Alison at

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