A moment to delve into the shoes of a survivor and reflect on the best support we can offer.
Member price: $60.00 including GST (member price will display once logged in)
Non-member price: $120.00 including GST
Employer Partner Program price: $90.00 including GST
Join us for this informative webinar, as we delve into a much-needed discussion on this controversial topic of compassionately understanding and being able to support victim-survivors who remain in violent relationships. According to the most recent research, “Personal Safety Survey Data, almost 1 in 3 (32%) Australians believed that women who do not leave their abusive partners are partly responsible for violence continuing”. (https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/domestic-violence/family-domestic-sexual-violence-data/contents/technical-notes/data-sources).
This webinar aims to shed light on the underlying reasons behind their choices, emphasizing the importance of a nonjudgmental empathetic approach in providing comprehensive effective assessment, tailored referrals and intervention supports to manage risk and remain client-centered in our practice. Thus, helping to create safe spaces for survivors to share their experiences without further cause unnecessary trauma, fear of judgment or blame, form us the services providers.
This webinar is particularly relevant for social workers and public health professionals who work closely with survivors of family violence. Together, let us explore how we can create a safe and compassionate environment for survivors, encouraging them to seek support and make informed choices for their well-being. Our expert speaker will share her invaluable insights, drawing on research and professional experience to help participants develop a compassionate and nonjudgmental approach to support survivors in their journey towards safety, autonomy, and healing.
Who should attend? This webinar is best suited to social workers (and other allied health practitioners) specializing in or interested in specializing in) working with family violence, a professional in child protection, public health sector, aged care, school, social justice, legal and court professionals, educators, community, disability, organisations, police, mental health practice and Social Workers in private practice.
By the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- Gain insight to cultivate more empathetic communication skills, foster cultural safety, sensitivity, inclusion, and anti-bias.
- Understand how vital and effective multidisciplinary collaborative approach and practice are to support individuals/families in this dilemma.
- Effectively use and apply self-reflective awareness process/tools around risk assessment and safety planning decisions for clients.
- Promote advocacy in all areas of support for fair and equitable outcomes while embedding trauma -informed practice and ensuring one’s own self-care protocols to steer away from burnout.
AASW Credentials: Family Violence; Child Protection; Mental Health
Can't attend live? Your registration includes a copy of the presentation slides and 2 weeks' free access to the event recording.
Caroline McGuinness is a passionate advocate for human rights and injustice, including a long-term commitment to see positive organisational change for Social Workers in their workplaces to co-design and embed wellbeing selfcare policies and practices to transform the work environment. With a background in child protection, domestic violence, and community development, she has developed a deep understanding of the challenges facing clients and fellow professional Social Workers, on the frontline. Caroline’s expertise in behavioural science, attachment theory, trauma-focused interventions, solution focused approaches to name a few with families, youth, and women across the lifespan. Her passion and focus on person-centred care and advocacy to create and holding a safe space for others is at the heart of who and what she does.
Caroline is a dynamic coach, mentor, and speaker. She is purpose-driven, with a desire to positively impact and help transform the lives of others. She has worked with many women and men but is particularly passionate about women’s empowerment and how she can inspire them to be active role models for change.