'Domestic violence is everyone's business' is the catchphrase of a free Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander DV-Alert training workshop in Lismore next month, and help is also being offered to get participants there.
DV-Alert is a two-day training opportunity for people working in frontline community services sector positions and for education, health and allied health professionals to enable them to recognise, respond and refer potential clients that may be going through domestic and family violence.
Those who would benefit include students studying social welfare, law, medicine and other fields that may involve contact with the Aboriginal community.
Lifeline Broken Hill, Country to Coast is delivering the national program, with one of the workshops being held at Headspace Lismore on August August 13 and 14.
The workshop is fully catered and staffed by nationally-accredited trainers. It's free of charge and Lifeline will also cover reasonable costs of participants requiring travel, accommodation and staff backfill. The program is funded by Department of Social Services.
The training is limited to 20 participants so people wishing to get involved must register ASAP as spaces are filling quickly.
Participants needs a USI (unique student identifier) to register. It can be created at www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi.
Then to register see lifeline.jobreadyplus.com/terminal/online_book_course/2824.