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Webinars: Culturally safe DFV practice principles, standards and guidance

These brief webinars hosted by WorkUP are structured to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services and practitioners at all levels to come together to share common concerns, questions and interests about the practical implementation of the Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Services Practice Principles, Standards & Guidance in a culturally safe online environment.

Throughout this Community of Practice, hosts will explore each principle drawing on the knowledge of participants and the facilitators. Each session will start off with a quick look at the principle being discussed, followed by practice reflection and learning together.

These sessions will help enhance practice and build confidence in how you talk about it with others, including auditors.

Bring your questions, a willingness to engage and share your experience and knowledge with the people in the group.

All sessions – 11:00 am – 12.30 pm.

Friday, 28 January 2022 – Session 1: Centralising the client. Exploring what we know and what we want to learn about DFV Principle 1 – The rights, safety, and dignity of victims are paramount.

Friday, 18 February 2022 – Session 2: Knowing the context and the work. Exploring what we know and what we want to learn about DFV Principle 2 – Staff understand domestic and family violence.

Friday, 25 February 2022 – Session 3: Best practice and theoretical frameworks. Exploring what we know and what we want to learn about DFV Principle 3 – Services are evidence-informed.

Friday, 11 March 2022 – Session 4: Accountability in practice. Exploring what we know and what we want to learn about DFV Principle 4 – Perpetrators are held accountable for their actions.

Friday, 25 March 2022 – Session 5: Cultural safety and knowledge. Exploring what we know and what we want to learn about DFV Principle 5 – Services are culturally safe for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Friday, 8 April 2022 – Session 6: Making our work and services accessible. Exploring what we know and what we want to learn about DFV Principle 6 – Services are client-centred and accessible for all.

Friday, 22 April 2022 – Session 7: Working together to improve safety. Exploring what we know and what we want to learn about DFV Principle 7 – Services collaborate to provide an integrated response.

Please note: This is a seven-part series. Participants should attend all sessions.

Find out more about the events and register here.

If you would like support with the DFV services practice principles, standards & guidance and you are not from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander service you can access support here.