Free Workshop on Family Violence - Book Now

22 August 2017

commUnity+ is organising a professional development family violence workshop in October for all trainers who work with adult learners. The workshop will aim to equip trainers with an understanding of family violence and the ability to address the concerns of adult learners experiencing family violence. It will cover important topics including: 

  • What is family violence
  • Indicators of family violence
  • Impact of culture on family violence
  • Legal and other support services for those affected by family violence


Scott Mills, No To Violence (10 Oct session) 

Scott is a Workforce Development Officer at No To Violence/Men’s Referral Service. He has a Master’s Degree in Counselling and has significant experience working with men who use family violence both as a practitioner and in managing, training and supervising staff.

Michelle Perry, No To Violence (27 Oct session)

Michelle Perry has worked for over twenty years across education, public health, community, non-government organisations and in private practice. For the past ten years, this work has focused on addressing family violence against women and children.

Michelle is currently fulfilling the role of Workforce Development Manager at No To Violence/Men’s Referral Service rolling out training packages across Australia to upskill practitioners in the area of working with men’s use of family violence. Michelle’s other work experience has involved direct client practice, clinical supervisor, training and development of family violence awareness and prevention practice, and management of state-wide family violence programs across Victoria with a staff of over 60 practitioners.

Lucia Prinzi, inTouch (10 October session)

Lucia has a Bachelor of Psychology and a Masters of Business. She has extensive experiencing working with and advocating for women and children who have been subjected to family violence. Lucia works with InTouch Multicultural Centre against Family Violence, in a capacity-building role.

Liz Alexander, inTouch (27 October session)

Liz Alexander is the Capacity Building Coordinator at inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence and has over 15 years’ experience working in the community sector with marginalised groups. She has worked in roles spanning across direct service including specialist trauma counseling; community development and training. Liz has spent the last 10 years working with clients and communities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including refugee and asylum seekers and women’s experiencing domestic violence. The main focus of Liz’s current role is building the capacity of other services to improve their responsiveness to these clients.

Greta Haywood, BMCLC (10 and 27 October sessions)

Greta has been practicing as a lawyer for over 10 years. She worked in civil litigation and commercial leasing before taking up a position running the University of Melbourne Student Union Legal Service where she worked as a generalist solicitor. She has been with Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre since February 2017 where she mainly practices in the areas of Family Law and Family Violence.   

Please click here and complete this short survey about the adult learners you train and your understanding of family violence.

The workshop will be held on 10 October and 27 October and you can choose to attend on either day. Please book your place by clicking on your preferred option below.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
commUnity+HUB, 822 Ballarat Road, Deer Park


Friday, 27 October 2017
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Life Without Barriers, 137 Harvester Road, Sunshine


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