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VIRTUAL Masterclass: Responding to Risk

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Masterclass: Responding to Risk 

Online Special: $500.00 

Identify and Respond to Risk Masterclass is a two-day tertiary course that provides the advanced knowledge and skills for staff to undertake in-depth, comprehensive risk assessment where clients are at risk due to family and domestic violence.

Participants will also learn how to work collaboratively to develop comprehensive safety plans and manage risk. Participants will also learn relevant skills in order to contribute to a Multi-Agency Case Management Meeting (MACM).

This course utilises the West Australian Common Risk Assessment and Risk Management Framework (CRARMF) and has been developed in line with National Competency CHCDFV012 Make Safety Plans with People Experiencing Domestic and Family Violence.

Outcomes of Learning

  1. Deeper understanding of risk and risk indicators when working with FDV
  2. Utilising the CRARMF to assess and screen for risk where FDV is present.
  3. Determining the impacts to whole of family functioning due to FDV.
  4. Utilise 4 stages of structured professional judgement
  5. Ability to work collaboratively with organisations to assess and manage risk

Day One Overview

  • Review: Redefining FDV and coercive control
  • Screening for risk: 7 step screening process to identify risk, immediate and imminent risk
  • Understanding Trauma and Trauma Informed Practice
  • Identifying the primary aggressor when trauma responses are present
  • 4 stages to structured professional judgement
  • Acts of resistance and social entrapment

Day Two Overview

  • Impacts of whole of family functioning
  • Perpetrator risk factors (typologies and stages to homicide)
  • FDV informed language and documentation
  • Comprehensive risk assessment and safety planning
  • MACM trial run
  • Adopting self-care strategies when exposed to FDV

Trainer: Jolene Ellat, Founder & Director of DART Group Australia 

Target Audience

  • Women and Children's Specialist Services
  • Men's Behaviour Change Program Providers or Men's Specialist Services
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists/Counsellors
  • Education
  • AOD Counsellors
  • Community Service Case Managers
  • Disability and Aged Care
  • Child Protection
  • Domestic Violence Advocacy/Women's Sector
  • Family/Child Services
  • Family Court Staff
  • Family Lawyers and Solicitors working in FDV
  • Family and Domestic Violence Response Teams (Police)
  • Health Workers (Doctors/Midwives etc.)
  • Housing
  • Judges/Magistrates
  • Mental Health Workers
  • Women's Refuge workers
  • Youth Workers
  • Anyone working with perpetrators of Family and Domestic Violence
  • Anyone impacted by Family and Domestic Violence

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