Book your family violence training for 2020

Join 5000 of your Monash Health colleagues and learn more about how to identify and respond to family violence in all its forms, by booking into training for 2020.

The schedule of training workshops has opened for bookings but there are a range of options for training for individuals, managers and teams, depending on your work circumstances and role.

While we have 5000 employees who have been introduced to information on the impacts and prevalence of family violence and the six steps of sensitive inquiry to help with identifying, responding and referring, there are 13,000 who have not!

If you are planning for next year, now is the time to book in for the family violence foundational knowledge sessions or more specialised manager or sensitive inquiry training.

Family Violence Project Officer, Jessica Bermudez, who has coordinated and run much of the training for the Family Violence Unit, says the feedback and experience of other employees has been very positive.

“A lot of people who have finished training tell us they feel more confident and empowered to ask questions about family violence, particularly something as simple as ‘when you leave here, do you feel safe at home?’.

“The training acknowledges that family violence is a health issue and it builds our people’s capability at a personal and professional level. When people participate in the workshops and get a better idea of how to respond.

“We use practical examples and most of all just reassure people that they don’t need to be an expert in family violence. Small practice changes can make a big difference to someone’s life,” Jess said.

Book in now for your family violence training or organise a tailored session for your team. Find out more about the options here.