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Prevention in Practice (online)

A two-day virtual 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: Wednesday 12 October | 9.00am – 5.00pm

Day 2: Wednesday 19 October | 9.00am – 5.00pm

Participants must be able to attend both days, have access to technology with a camera, and ensure their video is on throughout the sessions.

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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 the first 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






*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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