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Working With Family Violence and Violence Against Women

Event Details
Date: Ongoing
Venue: Online
State: Online
CPD hrs: 2
CPD Category: 2 - Skills and Knowledge

AASW members: $99

AASW student members: $60

Non-members: $149

Organiser: AASW

This is an introductory course to working with family violence and violence against women (this topic is also referred to in some locations as domestic violence).

The course covers:

  • Types of domestic or family violence
  • This is violence against women
  • Family violence vs anger management
  • Cycles
  • Alcohol and other drug use
  • Reasons for not leaving
  • CALD
  • Talking to perpetrators
  • Talking to victims
  • The legal system
  • Impact on Children

Marianne Ibrahim has extensive experience in working with both the victims and perpetrators of family violence and violence against women.

Presenter details

Marianne Ibrahim graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Social Work. Marianne has worked in numerous roles including: Community Corrections Officer, Youth Justice Court Advisor, Flexible Learning Options Youth Case manager. Then she moved into a Senior Social Worker role as a Domestic Violence Intervention Worker facilitating intervention programs for men who perpetrated Domestic Violence (DV). The men were referred by the Magistrates Court due to allegations or charges of DV or Intervention Orders. After another bout in the Youth Court in a leadership role, and at the time of this recording, Marianne was working as a Family Services Coordinator. This role has involved a lot of intense work in the area of early childhood, parenting, attachment, trauma and the impact of trauma. In this role Marianne worked closely with women experiencing DV in its many forms. . The home environment and certainly the health and wellbeing of mothers and fathers has a huge impact on children and their overall wellbeing and ability to flourish and learn.

DV is something that is an ongoing issue in our society and Marianne truly hopes that practitioners can advocate and be vocal about this issue. 'Marianne hopes that we as agents for change can give a voice to those who suffer in silence by giving people an understanding of what DV is and also to challenge inappropriate opinions and beliefs that exist in the community.

Learning outcomes:

As a result of doing this course you will:

  • Have a good understanding of what constitutes family violence, domestic violence or violence against women;
  • Understand the dimensions of the problem;
  • Understand the legal framework involved;
  • Have a basic understanding of how to work with both perpetrators and victims.


This is a SWOT course

CPD for Credentials

This course can be claimed under Mental Health, Family Violence and Clinical, for CPD purposes, consistent with the CPD Goals and Hours Requirements.

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AASW Student Members: $60

AASW Members: $99

Non-Members $149


Register for access by following the link to the right. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email - please read this email carefully, as it provides your access to the online course.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers