Domestic and family violence has devastating, long term and wide-ranging impacts on our clients.
Community Legal Centres Queensland is pleased to announce this series of webinars, funded by the Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General through Victim Assist Queensland's Victim Services Building Capacity Program 2018-2019.
Webinar presenters in this series are experts in their fields, and draw upon decades of experience in domestic violence and community organisations. We are also grateful for the guidance and support of our Domestic Violence Working Group for shaping this program, which will ultimately include a toolkit of resources, and establishment of a DV peer mentoring network within the community legal sector. To get in touch with an expert from the DV peer mentoring network, please contact Community Legal Centres Queensland for an up-to-date contact list.
The training program seeks to promote best practice when working with clients affected by domestic violence. It will provide practical tools, skills and strategies for staff and volunteers to enable early identification of DV, working appropriately with DV victims and relevant agencies, and protecting workers exposed to vicarious trauma.
Participation in the whole series should see CLC workers and volunteers complete all annual CPD points, including mandatory units. All 13 webinar recordings, together with accomanying resources and links, are available to access below. We have provided a suggested order for those wishing to undertake the full training suite, and descriptions for those wishing to brush up on thier skills in particular areas.
The program is aimed at generalist or early-career lawyers and other staff and volunteers without significant experience in the area, with a particular focus on workers in rural, regional and remote areas. More experienced practitioners, staff and volunteers will find it a useful refresher and a good collection of helpful resources.
Keep Safe: Community Legal Centres Queensland wants to ensure that CLC workers and others accessing this webinar feel safe, and are able to access appropriate and timely help and support. Please visit our Keep Safe page for more information and contacts.
Thank you to the Victims Assist Queensland and the Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General for supporting this series of webinars and our Domestic Violence Capacity Building Program for Community Legal Centres