Domestic Violence Community Education
Domestic Violence Community Education (DVCE) is a service which aims to increase the community's ability to appropriately respond to domestic and family violence by raising awareness and understanding through education and community development projects.
- Tailored workshops, seminars and information sessions for professionals, organisations and other members of the community.
- Support with community development activities.
Community education workshops on domestic and family violence can be provided for government and non-government organisations and community groups such as, but not limited to:
- Youth workers
- Social workers
- Arts workers
- Legal Practioners
- Community Health Services
- Women's Health Services
- Alcohol and Other Drug Services
- Students and teachers (Secondary & Tertiary)
Education workshops are interactive, informative and can be developed to meet the needs of each group.
Themes that can be covered:
- What is domestic and family violence?
- The cycle of violence
- Barriers for women identifying and leaving abusive relationships
- Effects of domestic and family violence
- Respectfully responding to domestic and family violence
- Myths about domestic and family violence
The aim of the community development projects are to encourage and support people to work together to build, strengthen and transform communities by addressing issues that are important to them.
DVCE can offer a range of support for focused community development projects including:
- advice on the design of focused community development projects
- linking people and supporting them to work together