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SmartSafe: Digital safety, family violence and risk assessment (Shepparton)

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SmartSafe: Digital safety, family violence and risk assessment (Shepparton)

Based on Victorian research this training explores how technology is being used to perpetrate family violence and the ways adult survivors and advocates can respond to increase safety and perpetrator accountability.

Essential training for any family violence frontline staff especially:

  • refuge workers
  • family violence crisis workers
  • outreach workers
  • after hours crisis workers
  • counsellors working with adult survivors and their children. 

This training is also important for team leaders and senior workers, as we consider practice changes required to support safer risk assessment and safety planning in the digital space.

Please note: proficiency in technology is not required, only a passionate approach to women’s safety and risk assessment.

This course covers:

  • Understanding the unique and changing ways technology is being used to exert power and control over women and their children (ie. through Facebook, Twitter, ‘Revenge Porn’ etc)
  • Different types of technology used and the impacts on women and their children
  • Risk Assessment and intake processes
  • Safety planning approaches
  • Safety tips for Women
  • Advocacy options for family violence workers (including legal responses)
  • Agency frameworks for a more comprehensive approach to digital safety.
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
Extra info: 
Course Code SS

Shepparton. Further information regarding venue will be forwarded with confirmation email.


$145 SHS* funded workers

$365 non-SHS* funded workers




Click on the 'Register' button below and complete the online form.

* SHS (formerly SAAP) stands for Specialist Homelessness Services. Most domestic violence and housing/homelessness services are funded under the SHS Program through the Department of Human Services. If you are unsure about your SHS status, please check with your organisations Finance Officer or Administration Coordinator.

Please call (03) 9486 9666 if you require any assistance with your registration.