Mary-Rose and Katie from PVT have continued to roll out the Prevention in Practice pilot series, delivering pilots in Perth and Geraldton in late September and an online pilot in October. Prevention in Practice is a two-day course for practitioners who are getting started in the prevention of violence against women, or for experienced practitioners who are seeking to build their skills in the design, implementation and evaluation of prevention of violence against women programs. The purpose of the pilot series is to ensure that the training developed by Safe and Equal in Victoria is well adapted for the Western Australian context.
Participant feedback has been extremely positive, with 98% of participants agreeing (27%) or strongly agreeing (71%) that the training has deepened their understanding of evidence-based prevention practice and 98% of participants agreeing (13%) or strongly agreeing (85%) that they have gained at least one new idea, resource or key message that will help their practice. Participants identified that the relatable stories, practical examples and interactive components of the training were particularly valuable. Participants provided helpful suggestions about further incorporating intersectionality into the training and making the content more accessible for both face-to-face and online audiences.
The PVT team are so grateful for the generosity with which participants of the pilot programs have provided feedback. The feedback is invaluable in shaping the Western Australian adaptation of the training.
The last Prevention in Practice pilot for 2022 is booked out, but you can email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be placed on a waitlist. Keep an eye on the PVT website for 2023 training dates, which will be advertised soon.
To find out about the Unpacking Resistance training that PVT will be delivering in November and December, see the Training, Events and Opportunities section of the newsletter below.