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Prevention in Practice Virtual Training

October 20 @ 10:00 am - October 27 @ 4:00 pm

Getting started in the primary prevention of gender-based violence sector is an exciting opportunity to create ongoing, effective and sustainable change. Prevention in Practice is an interactive virtual course, based on recognised industry standards, providing the foundational knowledge and skills for prevention practitioners who are new to the sector.

This training provides 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. It includes a comprehensive introduction to prevention program design, from development to successful implementation.

This new online course is based on recognised industry standards (the Preventing Family Violence and Violence Against Women Capability Framework). It includes a range of interactive activities and evidence-based resources and provides opportunities for participants to share ideas, ask questions, engage in reflective practice and learn from other participants.

What will you 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 is this training for:

  • Prevention practitioners who are new to the sector with less than 12 months of experience, who have a role in the design and implementation of PVAW initiatives.
  • Experienced practitioners who are keen to build their skills and knowledge in prevention program design, implementation and evaluation.

Dates, times and cost:

  • 20 & 27 October 2021
  • 16 & 17 November

Session 1 & 3: 10am – 12:30pm
Session 2 & 4: 1:30pm – 4pm
Note: Participants must attend ALL sessions on both days.

We offer a discount for not-for-profit organisations for this course. Please contact us at [email protected] before registering to see if your organisation is eligible.

What past participants say:

[Prevention in Practice] created a sound foundation for the primary prevention workforce. Feeling I belong to part of the field of practice/expertise is great. [I also liked] the exercises that sparked reflection conversations with other practitioners. It helped develop a shared language and understanding.
Really enjoyed today and appreciated a space to work with other practitioners and share knowledge – a great professional reflection.
I will apply more of an intersectional lens to my work and think about how to make my project more inclusive.


October 20 @ 10:00 am
October 27 @ 4:00 pm





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