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Training for workplaces

Everybody’s Business Domestic Violence Workplace Training

Everybody’s Business is designed to build the capacity of businesses, universities, schools and community groups. The training helps create a culture where people have the tools and confidence to challenge violence-supporting attitudes and beliefs to make our communities safer places.

We help employers understand their duty of care

In response to Covid-19, the way we work has changed. More people now work from home, and may experience increased isolation. If staff talk about their experiences of domestic violence with their managers or colleagues, employers need to be prepared. Do you know what your duty of care is, what signs to look out for, what to say, or where to refer people to get the support they need? Liberty’s Workplace Training Team can help.

Get the facts

Did you know?

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1 woman a week is killed by an intimate partner in Australia

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1 in 4 women have experienced intimate partner violence since age 15

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65% of women had children in their care when the violence occurred

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Domestic violence against women costs Australia $22 billion each year

We assist your organisation to

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Comply with guidelines including the National SafeWork guidelines for a CovidSafe workplace

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Identify the signs and possible indications of domestic and family violence in the workplace

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Support employees experiencing domestic and family violence

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Understand the impacts of domestic violence on individuals, relationships and workplaces

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Establish inclusive practices for supportive workplaces and foster strong employee engagement

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Embed values of dignity and respect within your organisation and culture

How we can help

We assist organisations to improve workplace responses to assist staff, increase confidence for difficult conversations in the workplace, and create greater understanding to support people’s safety.

Our training helps participants develop knowledge about appropriate responses whilst building a supportive, informed and safe culture and understanding boundaries and vicarious trauma affects.

Workplace Training Options

Awareness & Prevention Session

The training program is delivered in a conversational style and can be tailored to suit the values and goals of your organisation. We seek to create a safe, judgement-free space to explore topics in a meaningful and relevant way. Group participation and discussion is encouraged with the aim to provide practical tools for prevention and intervention.

Community of Practice

Training content includes evidence-based statistics and strategies to change the story on domestic and family violence in Australia. Organisations who sign up for an Awareness & Prevention Session will be invited to join our Community of Practice and receive ongoing information and engagement with Liberty. Liberty’s specialists can support you to embed the organisational changes necessary to effect change.

Consultation & Ongoing Support

You can choose from one or all the following services to complement your training program

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Understand your WHS duties around domestic and family violence, including identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks to ensure a safe workplace (either on-site or at home

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Policy review and/or development to support domestic and family violence governance and procedure

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Human Resources consultation to assist in developing organisational responses to those experiencing domestic and family violence

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Targeted training to individuals within the organisation that are driving change, for example leaders or nominated ‘champions’

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Sign a pledge to identify your organisation as a leader in changing the story around domestic and family violence in Australia

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Resource Kit including a fact sheet, copy/banner for team newsletter or intranet, logo for email signature, social media tiles, logo for website

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Promotional support with coordinated social and local media assets and assistance to share your participation in the program with a broader audience

Training Topics

  • Leadership as an essential part of violence prevention and intervention
  • Different forms of violence
  • Shifting attitudes and leading change to prevent domestic violence
  • Understanding the impacts of domestic and family violence
  • Safe ways to intervene
  • Self-care

Delivery Modes

Training is delivered as a 90 minute group training session.

Sessions can be conducted online via Zoom, or face-to-face.

Cam McKinley-Rodgers

Cam leads Liberty’s team of domestic and family violence specialists working across a number of Community & Prevention program areas. He is a Men’s Behaviour Change Specialist, experienced in delivering group work and case management for Engage2Change and Fixed Address.

Cam brings a wealth of experience in offender management and a deep understanding of the complexities surrounding men’s use of violence to keep women and children safe.

He has many years’ experience working with the National Probation Service in the UK where he coordinated a multi-agency response to the case management and behaviour change of men who use violence. Cam gained certificates in Substance Misuse and Offender Management and went on to specialise in supporting men and women to withdraw from their use of drugs and alcohol.

Brooke Maggs

As a Prevention and Awareness Specialist with Liberty, Brooke delivers domestic violence prevention education sessions to businesses, the education sector, community organisations and government agencies.

Brooke has more than 15 years’ experience in leadership, coaching and training, and organisational and workforce development in both not-for-profit and corporate sectors. She is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Training and Development.

In her capacity as Training and Development Coordinator, she leads the ongoing development of Liberty’s team of domestic violence specialists. She values collaboration and empowerment, is a writer for a number of online publications and a sought-after coach and trainer.

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Leaders in our Community

'Key to our work in this space has been an ongoing partnership with Liberty who have supported us in growing awareness, understanding and education in this very complex area. Liberty generously shared their expertise about this challenging topic with the aim of reducing the stigma, enhancing positive relationships and ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our employees. The sessions were delivered in a down-to-earth, empathetic style that connected with our team.' - Port Macquarie-Hastings Council General Manager Craig Swift-McNair.

Would you like to know more?

If you would like to find out more about our workplace training and development programs, please contact us and one of our Prevention and Advocacy team members will be in touch to discuss your specific needs and how we can help.

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