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Domestic violence capacity building for CLCs

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. 

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. 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.

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

Domestic violence capacity building for CLCs

Webinar 5: Responding to DV in the workplace

Friday, February 15, 2019
This webinar, which is relevant to everyone in a workplace, was presented by Kerriann Dear is from Basic Rights Queensland, a state-wide specialist communi > more

Webinar 3: Practical legal ethics & working together for DV clients

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Workers assisting clients experiencing domestic violence face daily challenges in providing wrap-around services by working with police, courts, other CLCs, and support services. > more

Webinar 2: Victim Assist and domestic violence

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Victims Assist Queensland, part of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, provides information and advice for victims of crime, including assistance with reporting an incident, obtaining help and support, and obtaining financial compensation.  > more

Webinar 1: Domestic violence law and practice in Queensland

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Queensland's Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (Qld) was most recently amended in January 2018. Magistrates Court practice in this area continues to evolve with the roll-out of specialist courts across the state. Staying up-to-date in this area is essential for community lawyers and workers to provide clients with effective support and advice.  > more

Webinar 4: Domestic Violence and trauma informed practice

Monday, April 23, 2018
Community legal centres are a key stakeholder in assisting victims of domestic violence (DV) with advice and support. > more