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SmartSafe: Digital Safety, Family Violence and Risk Assessment (Dandenong)

SmartSafe: Digital Safety, Family Violence and Risk Assessment (Dandenong)

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.

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.

Target Audience: 
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.


Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 9:30am to 4:30pm






$145 SHS funded worker; $365 Non SHS funded worker