Prevention in Practice – South West region

A two-day face-to-face course for practitioners who are getting started in the prevention of violence against women (PVAW)* sector, or for experienced practitioners who are seeking to build their skills in prevention program design, implementation, and evaluation.

Day 1: Tuesday 21 February 2023 | 9.00am – 4.00pm

Day 2: Wednesday 22 February 2023 | 9.00am – 4.00pm

Participants must be able to attend both days in person

Register for two-day training course via Eventbrite


About the training

With an increased focus on the primary prevention of family and domestic violence in Western Australia, getting started in the PVAW sector is an exciting opportunity to create ongoing, effective and sustainable change. This training is designed to equip prevention practitioners, especially those new to the sector, with foundational skills and understanding of the evidence on what drives violence against women, the actions we can all take to prevent violence from occurring and how to design a prevention program.
The two-day course includes a range of interactive activities and evidence-based resources and provides plenty of opportunity for participants to engage in reflective practice, share ideas, ask questions and learn from other participants.
The course is based on training developed by industry leaders, Safe and Equal, and adapted for use in Western Australia. This course offering is one in a series of pilot sessions that requests comprehensive participant feedback to improve and adapt the training for the Western Australian context. Pilot sessions will be offered free of charge; however, places are limited.

What you will learn

Understand the evidence base for violence against women: including prevalence and drivers
How to design and implement effective and sustainable prevention programs
How to apply an intersectional lens to prevention work
Building effective prevention strategies – what is best practice and how to apply it in other projects
How to monitor and evaluate programs effectively
Advocating for policy reform in the prevention sector
Managing resistance and backlash when undertaking this work
Role of individuals and organisations in addressing change in prevention

Who should attend

Professionals working in specialist family and domestic violence services, and whose work may involve preventing family and domestic violence
Professionals partnering with specialist family and domestic services to deliver prevention of violence against women activities
Professionals committed to developing and delivering prevention of violence against women activities




Bunbury or Busselton (exact location to be confirmed)
*Family and domestic violence is a prevalent and pervasive form of violence against women and their children and can be prevented by addressing the same drivers that relate more broadly to violence against women and their children.
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