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July 2018

Respectful Relationships in Victoria: Unpacking resistance

24 July 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Melbourne CBD
Free

This PiP seminar will explore the pushback and resistance that we experience when undertaking prevention of violence against women activity within education and care contexts. A panel of experts and practitioners will discuss the forms that resistance can take, who and where it comes from, and share their strategies for working with and through it - with examples from their own experience. Featuring: Catherine Morland, MAV Liz Murphy, Vic Health Tracey Egan, City of Monash Emma Hardley, DVRCV Omar Marzouk, Minaret College

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August 2018

Reality, Risk and Pornography

1 August 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Melbourne CBD
$155 – $380

Sex Ed by Porn? Pornography, young people and sexuality This training is tailored for individuals working in education, health promotion, violence prevention, support or counselling with young people that would like to develop their understanding and develop their understanding of pornography and its influence on young people and develop the frameworks, skills and confidence to address the impact of pornography with young people. Introduction For young people growing up in this era of ever-new and accessible technology it is almost impossible…

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November 2018

Respectful Relationships in Victoria: Embedding Student voice

14 November 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
RMIT Garden Building, Bowen Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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This event will explore ways that schools and community organisations can engage and empower children and young people to take an active role in embedding respectful relationships within their school.  A panel of practitioners and experts will discuss the importance of student voices in this work. The session will explore practical examples from both a student, teacher and practitioner perspective. Featuring: Briony O'Keeffe - Lead Teacher, Fitzroy High School Rachel Messer - Senior Health Promotion Officer, Inspiro Nina Laitala - Executive…

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February 2019

Respectful Relationships in Victoria: Responding to Disclosures in Prevention Settings

13 February 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
RMIT Garden Building, Bowen Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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DVRCV is bringing back the Respectful Relationships in Victoria seminar series for another year. Join us for the first seminar event in 2019 on 13 February. Prevention activities often increase the likelihood of people disclosing that they have experienced violence. To do prevention safely, it is important that prevention practitioners have the skills to provide supportive first responses and understand the referral pathways. A panel of experts and practitioners will discuss the importance of responding to disclosures appropriately in schools and…

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October 2019

Prevention Sector Leaders’ Community of Practice

24 October 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Space&Co, 530 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Free

Do you want a sense of solidarity with others working on the prevention of violence against women and family violence? Prevention work can be challenging and sometimes isolating. Connecting with others through a DVRCV Community of Practice (CoP) will support you both personally and professionally. This CoP is for PVAW and PFV policy workers, managers, executives and thought leaders. For one afternoon a month, get together with others working at your level in the sector for a facilitated session exploring common…

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Early Career Practitioners’ Community of Practice

29 October 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Space&Co, 530 Collins St
Melbourne, VIC Australia
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Free

Do you want a sense of solidarity with others working on the prevention of violence against women and family violence? Prevention work can be challenging and sometimes isolating. Connecting with others through a DVRCV Community of Practice (CoP) will support you both personally and professionally. This CoP is for practitioners starting their career and practice in primary prevention of violence against women and family violence work. For one afternoon a month, get together with others working at your level in…

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November 2019

Respectful Relationships Community of Practice

6 November 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Our Community House, 552 Victoria Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia
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Free

"The Community of Practice has been very valuable - it has taken me in directions I haven't had time to think and reflect on in my day to day practice."  Do you want a sense of solidarity with others working on respectful relationships education? Work to prevent violence against women can be challenging and sometimes isolating. Connecting with others through a DVRCV Community of Practice (CoP) will support you both personally and professionally. This CoP is for educators and practitioners who have…

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Partnerships for Prevention

14 November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Department of Education and Training Bendigo Office, 7-15 McLaren St
Bendigo, VIC Australia
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Free

Partnerships for Prevention is a dynamic one-day professional development workshop  designed to build the capabilities of community organisations to become ‘critical friends’ and support schools’ implementation of the Department of Education and Training’s Respectful Relationships initiative. Designed by the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) in collaboration with the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET), in this workshop we will invite your feedback on the content and format. There is no cost for participation. Organisations will need to cover travel…

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Unpacking Resistance training

21 November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Melbourne CBD

If you’re doing gender equality or primary prevention work, it’s likely that you’ve come across backlash and resistance. This one-day workshop for practitioners will give you effective, evidence-based tools and strategies to respond to resistance. This one day course aims to build participants knowledge and skills to plan for and respond to backlash and resistance in their work to prevent violence against women. What will I learn? Definitions and forms of resistance and backlash in PVAW How to plan for…

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February 2020

Seminar – Learning from change: Embedding effective evaluation into prevention practice

February 11
Melbourne CBD
Free

Join us in person or online to get an insight into the challenges that practitioners face in evaluating and monitoring their projects.

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