This is a past event. View upcoming events →

Toward a Safe Place: LGBTIQA+ Domestic & Family Violence Training

3 June 2021

Catalyst Foundation
149 Currie St
Adelaide, SA

Share this

Toward A Safe Place is a half-day (4 hours) specialised training for health and community service organisations

PLEASE NOTE: Toward A Safe Place training is recommended for services/individuals that have a good understanding of the general dynamics of domestic and family violence and a basic level of LGBTIQA+ cultural awareness (or have equivalent practice knowledge).

Toward A Safe Place: LGBTIQA+ Domestic & Family Violence training is practical, discussion-driven and informed by current research and evidence-based practice.

Toward A Safe Place training aims to:

  • Increase understanding about LGBTIQA+ people’s experiences of family violence, its prevalence, patterns and impacts (including similarities and differences to other kinds of family violence).
  • Increase understanding about the structural barriers facing LGBTIQA+ people and how this impacts their ability to seek & receive appropriate support for family violence
  • Assist organizations to think through how they can make their workplaces and services more aware and responsive to the needs of LGBTIQA+ clients/staff/visitors, including those experiencing family violence.

The core principles of the Toward A Safe Place training are:

  • Everyone has a responsibility to prevent and end family violence in all its forms
  • LGBTIQA+ people deserve to live free from all kinds of violence and discrimination
  • Every contact with health and community service providers matters and is an opportunity for inclusion and support
  • A whole-of-organisation approach is necessary for inclusive, safe and supportive services

What’s included:

  • 4 hour training with 2 facilitators
  • 1 x flyer & booklet per attendee (more can be ordered as needed)
  • Inclusive practice advice & support services handouts
  • Tea/coffee

Any enquiries: Please contact: [email protected]

Toward a Safe Place was developed with funding from the Attorney General’s Department of SA, in collaboration with BFriend (Uniting Communities) and Pride of the South. Content for the training was developed in consultation with the project’s Advisory Committee, that includes members from Women’s Safety Services SA, Victim Support Service, Relationships Australia, private practitioners, Uniting Communities & Pride of the South. Former steering committee members also represented KWY .