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Professional Education

Women’s Health Queensland provides a range of education and training opportunities for professionals and organisations.

Our education modules are designed to be delivered as distinct trainings or combined in flexible ways to create bespoke training packages which are customised to your organisations needs.

This includes:

Module Learning Outcomes
Introduction to equity and gendered violence
  •  Learn the facts, terminology, key drivers, and reinforcing factors of gendered violence
  • Understand the social, economic and health impact of gendered violence
  • Explore gender equity and your role in prevention
  • Know how to recognise, respond to and seek-help for victims/survivors
Introduction to trauma and healing
  • Learn about the types and prevalence of trauma in our community
  • Understand how trauma impacts all aspects of a person’s wellbeing
  • Recognise the ‘red flags of trauma’
  • Gain basic skills in how you can respond and encourage healing from trauma
Being an Ally
  • Recognise when someone is navigating coercive control or violence in their intimate relationship
  • Learn the four critical steps to being an ally
  • Gain skills on how to get help for self and others
  • Explore how allies can respond to community attitudes to gender inequality and violence
Primary prevention of violence
  • Understand the gendered drivers and reinforcing factors, and their application in primary prevention
  • Identify the successful components and potential challenges in a variety of primary prevention campaigns
  • Develop a toolkit of useful violence prevention frameworks
  • Learn skills in how to design, implement and evaluate a primary prevention initiative
Primary prevention program design & collaboration workshop
  • Design a primary prevention strategy for your community
  • Assess readiness for change & design approaches to influence community values and attitudes to violence.
  • Develop strategies to counteract resistance and challenges.
  • Identify key stakeholders and local supports.
  • Develop your implementation plan.
  • Create your community of practice.
Respect and consent
  • Learn about the myths and facts on sexual and intimate partner violence
  • Understand the role of respect and consent in intimate relationships
  • Find ways to create safer, healthier and more equal relationships with friends and intimate partners
Gendered violence and healthcare
  • Understand the importance of identifying and responding to disclosures about coercive control and violence by both perpetrators and victims/survivors
  • Become familiar with tools to assess the various health presentations prior to and following violent incidents
  • Effectively develop a care plan and referral pathway for a deidentified case
Gendered violence and policing
  • Understand the facts about DFVSA, its causes and prevalence in the Queensland community
  •  Learn about how trauma impacts victim/survivor responses, in the course of policing work
  • Develop skills to enhance your role in supporting victims/survivors when reporting and healing from traumatic, gendered violence
  • Understand the frameworks and theories that underpin trauma-informed organisations
  • Learn leadership approaches that inspire equitable teams, systems, policies, and practices
  • Understand how organisations can play a leadership role in primary prevention and advocacy against gendered violence
Practitioner Masterclass
  • Understand trauma theory and trauma neurobiology
  • Develop knowledge of trauma-informed, healing-centred practice
  • Expand knowledge of therapeutic trauma-informed practice tools
  • Gain confidence to implement therapeutic skills in diverse settings
Media Masterclass
  • Understand how to effectively navigate the issues surrounding of media reporting of violence against women.
  • Expand your skills in reporting to promote the prevention of violence.
  • Learn how to work effectively and appropriately with victim/survivors.
  • Skills for reporting accurately and fairly while holding perpetrators to account.
  • Communicate in new ways to promote equity and dissolve stereotypes.

For more information about our education and training opportunities please contact: Melissa (Community Engagement and Education) partnerships@womenshealth.org.au

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