Training for social services and disability workforces: A Right to Respect: Preventing Violence against Women with Disabilities

Training for social services and disability workforces: A Right to Respect: Preventing Violence against Women with Disabilities

Training for social services and disability workforces

Women and girls with disabilities are twice as likely to experience violence as those without disabilities.

This online workshop, aimed towards disability and social services workforces, will show how gender and disability inequality drives violence, and how you can prevent it.

The training will be delivered over three sessions:

  • Session 1:
    Introduction to Prevention of Violence against Women with Disabilities
  • Session 2:
    Drivers of Violence and Essential Actions
  • Session 3:
    Managing Disclosures in a Prevention Context

Details

Date: Session 1:
Thursday 29 October

Session 2: Thursday 5 November

Session 3: Thursday 12 November

Time: 10am–1pm

Location: Online via Zoom

Register:
by Monday 26th October 2020 on EventBrite: https://arighttorespectworkshop.eventbrite.com.au

For more information: contact Olivia Franklin on 0433 691 548.

What you will learn

Session 1: Introduction to Prevention of Violence against Women with Disabilities

  • How gender and disability inequality intersect to create disadvantage for women with disability
  • Impacts of violence against women with disability
  • Why gender inequity is a key driver of violence against women with disability

Session 2: Drivers of Violence and Essential Actions

  • How our everyday actions and practice can contribute to violence against women with disability
  • How gender and disability equitable practice can create change to end violence
  • Strategies and tools to prevent violence against women with disability

Session 3: Managing Disclosures in a Prevention Context

  • How primary prevention can inform the safe management of disclosures of violence against women with disability
  • Referral services which can assist in responding to women with disability who experience violence.

The training is co-facilitated with an expert in violence prevention and a woman with a lived experience of disabilities. It is evidence-based, aligning with the latest research on disability, Our Watch’s Change the Story, and the Preventing Family Violence & Violence against Women Capability Framework.

Pricing
(per participant, including GST)

Organisation (cost per person)

  • 1 x session delivery $50
  • 2 x session delivery $10
  • 3 x session delivery $120

Individual/sole trader

  • 1 x session delivery $25
  • 2 x session delivery $50
  • 3 x session delivery $65

It is not essential to attend all three sessions, but please note that Session 1 is a prerequisite for Sessions 2 and 3.

View the training flyer (Microsoft Word version)

Training for social services and disability workforces: A Right to Respect: Preventing Violence against Women with Disabilities

Training for social services and disability workforces: A Right to Respect: Preventing Violence against Women with Disabilities

Training for social services and disability workforces

Women and girls with disabilities are twice as likely to experience violence as those without disabilities.

This online workshop, aimed towards disability and social services workforces, will show how gender and disability inequality drives violence, and how you can prevent it.

The training will be delivered over three sessions:

  • Session 1:
    Introduction to Prevention of Violence against Women with Disabilities
  • Session 2:
    Drivers of Violence and Essential Actions
  • Session 3:
    Managing Disclosures in a Prevention Context

Details

Date: Session 1:
Tuesday 8th September
OR Thursday 10th September

Session 2: Tuesday 15th September

Session 3: Tuesday 22nd September

Time: 10am–1pm

Location: Online via Zoom

Register:
by Wednesday 2nd September: https://arighttorespecttraining.eventbrite.com.au

For more information: contact Olivia Franklin on 0433 691 548.

What you will learn

Session 1: Introduction to Prevention of Violence against Women with Disabilities

  • How gender and disability inequality intersect to create disadvantage for women with disability
  • Impacts of violence against women with disability
  • Why gender inequity is a key driver of violence against women with disability

Session 2: Drivers of Violence and Essential Actions

  • How our everyday actions and practice can contribute to violence against women with disability
  • How gender and disability equitable practice can create change to end violence
  • Strategies and tools to prevent violence against women with disability

Session 3: Managing Disclosures in a Prevention Context

  • How primary prevention can inform the safe management of disclosures of violence against women with disability
  • Referral services which can assist in responding to women with disability who experience violence.

The training is co-facilitated with an expert in violence prevention and a woman with a lived experience of disabilities. It is evidence-based, aligning with the latest research on disability, Our Watch’s Change the Story, and the Preventing Family Violence & Violence against Women Capability Framework.

Pricing
(per participant, including GST)

Organisation (cost per person)

  • 1 x session delivery $150
  • 2 x session delivery $200
  • 3 x session delivery $250

Individual/sole trader

  • 1 x session delivery $80
  • 2 x session delivery $100
  • 3 x session delivery $120

It is not essential to attend all three sessions, but please note that Session 1 is a prerequisite for Sessions 2 and 3.

View training flyer (Microsoft Word version)

We are hiring!

We are hiring!

We are hiring!

Workforce Capacity Building Officer – Gender and Disability Equity

We are currently looking for an experienced Workforce Capacity Building Officer Gender and Disability Equity.

Hours are 60.80 hours per fortnight (0.8 FTE) to be worked over Monday to Thursday each fortnight.

This position is from the date of appointment to 30 June 2021, and may be extended subject to funding.

Please note:

All applicants should be aware that this project will require the successful candidate to work with organisations working in the Prevention of Violence Against Women (PVAW), and will bring the successful candidate into contact with information related to violence against women with disabilities.

Position Description (PDF version)

Position Description (Microsoft Word version)

Applications close at 9:00am on Monday 31 August 2020

Webinar: Introduction to Violence Against Women with Disabilities

Webinar: Introduction to Violence Against Women with Disabilities

Webinar: Introduction to Violence Against Women with Disabilities

Women with Disabilities Victoria, Workforce Development Program on Gender and Disability (WDV) and Genetic Support Network of Victoria (GSNV) present: Introduction to Violence Against Women with Disabilities webinar.

This webinar will show how gender and disability inequality drives violence, and how you can contribute to violence prevention through your work. You will gain awareness of the causes and types of violence;dynamics of power and control; an introduction to managing disclosures; and referral organisations and self-care. You will be directed to resources to support you in your work. The webinar will also include a panel discussion with experts in family violence, disability and advocacy

This webinar will benefit genetic support group members, advocates allied health professionals, parents and/or carers, students, and academics.

This webinar is jointly presented by Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV) and Genetic Support Network of Victoria (WDV).

Date: Thursday 3rd September 2020

Time: 10:30am–12:00pm

Location: online via Zoom (details will be provided upon registration)

Register: by Monday 30th August 2020 via Eventbrite: https://gsnv_wdv_webinar.eventbrite.com.au/

For more information: contact Olivia Franklin on [email protected]

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Do you want to join the WDV Board?

Do you want to join the WDV Board?

Do you want to join the WDV Board?

Have you ever considered becoming a WDV Board Member?

The WDV Board meets regularly to make decisions about the strategic direction of the organisation.

Current WDV Board Members are hosting an online Zoom session for members who would like to join the Board.

The session will explain how the WDV Board operates and will offer an opportunity for you to ask questions and register your interest in joining the Board. 

Date: Wednesday 5 August 2020

Time: 5:15 – 6:15pm

Register via EventBrite link: 

https://boardinformationsession.eventbrite.com.au

or by emailing [email protected], or by phoning 9286 7800.

A Microsoft Word invite is available here

We hope to see you there!

 

Preventing Violence against Women with Disabilities: Resources to support prevention, social services and disability workforces.

Preventing Violence against Women with Disabilities: Resources to support prevention, social services and disability workforces.

Preventing Violence against Women with Disabilities: Resources to support prevention, social services and disability workforces.

Women with disabilities experience high rates of violence, gender and disability inequality and discrimination.

The Gender and Disability Workforce Development Program, funded by the Office of Women, have developed a suite of seven resources to assist disability, social services and violence workforces to prevent violence against women with disabilities and promote equality and empowerment opportunities. For any questions regarding these resources or training on preventing violence please contact [email protected]

New Resources for disability workers on family violence and disability

Women with Disabilities Victoria have published a set of guides to accompany the Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Women with Disabilities: Family Violence and Disability Films. 

These guides correspond with the theme of each film:

Preventing and Responding to Family Violence

This guide provides an overview of all four videos. It also explains what family violence is, the impacts of family violence and why it is preventable and where to go for additional information and support.

Primary Prevention of Family Violence

This guide focuses on primary prevention of violence against women with disabilities. It explains the drivers – or causes – of violence against women with disabilities. It also identifies some of the actions people can take to challenge the attitudes and practices that allow violence to occur in the first place. It also includes information on where to go for additional information and support.

Early Intervention in Family Violence

This guide focuses on early intervention of violence against women with disabilities. It explains, what early intervention is, how to recognise some of the early warning signs that someone might be at risk of family violence and early intervention tools you could use to support your clients.

Responding to Family Violence

This guide focuses on responding to violence against women with disabilities. It explains, what is response, the principles of response and best practice in handling disclosures as well as a responding to disclosure checklist. It also includes information on secondary consults and warm referrals and tips on looking after yourself when hearing disclosures or talking about family violence.

These films were produced as a collaboration between Women with Disabilities Victoria and National Disability Services.

View the resources  (which are gradually being released).

 

We are hiring: Two roles in the Gender and Disability team

We are hiring: Two roles in the Gender and Disability team

We are hiring:

Two roles in the Gender and Disability team

Health Services Manager, Part-time (0.6FTE)

We are currently looking for an experienced Health Services Program Manager who will be responsible for overseeing our Women’s Health Services Capacity Building and Sexual & Reproductive Health projects, and for positioning WDV as a leader in disability and gender-inclusive practice in health services.

Experience working in the Victorian Women’s Health Services sector is also highly valued.

Position Description (PDF version)

Position Description (Microsoft Word version)

Applications close 9am on Monday 6 July 2020

Prevention Resources Development Officer, Part-Time (0.7FTE)

We are currently looking for an experienced Prevention Resource Development Officer for our Workforce Development Program on Gender & Disability.

This role will be responsible for developing and disseminating prevention of violence against women (PVAW) resources to enable target workforces to implement PVAW strategies for women with disabilities. The role will also require delivery of training and facilitation of gender and disability violence prevention packages.

Position Description (PDF version)

Position Description (Microsoft Word version)

Applications close 9am on Monday 6 July 2020

We are hiring: Women’s Empowerment Officer

We are hiring: Women’s Empowerment Officer

We are hiring:

Women’s Empowerment Officer, Part-time (0.8 FTE)

Re-advertised: Previous applicants need not apply

WDV’s Women’s Empowerment Program is a key platform for the goal of empowering women to advocate both broadly and in their local communities about issues that relate to them and other women with disabilities.

We are seeking an experienced and passionate Women’s Empowerment Officer.

Position Description (PDF version)

Position Description (Microsoft Word version)

Applications close 9am on Monday 6 July 2020

New Resources – Family Violence Response for Women with Disabilities Guides

New Resources – Family Violence Response for Women with Disabilities Guides

New Resources – Family Violence Response for Women with Disabilities Guides

WDV’s Workforce Development Team are proud to have produced two new resources:

Family Violence Response for Women with Disabilities Guide (Microsoft Word version); and,

Family Violence Response for Women with Disabilities – A quick guide to safely managing disclosures (Microsoft Word version)

These resources outline the best practice response to violence against women with disabilities, including supporting a woman who discloses experiencing violence, and lists a number of referral services.

EDIT: Applications are now closed. Join Our Team – Senior Operations Manger

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced woman to take on this new role of Senior Operations Manager of Women with Disabilities Victoria.

This role will support the Chief Executive Officer to ensure Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV) has the systems and processes to effectively carry out its mission.

Hours are 68.40 hours per fortnight (0.9 FTE) to be worked over Monday to Thursday each fortnight.

This position is from the date of appointment to June 2021, and may be extended subject to funding.

Job Advertisement (Microsoft Word version)

Position Description (PDF version)

Position Description (Microsoft Word version)

 

Applications close on Monday 18 May 2020 at 9.00am.

Applications marked confidential are to be emailed to: [email protected]

or posted to:

Vikki Cummings

Women with Disabilities Victoria

GPO Box 1160, Melbourne VIC 3001.