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Domestic and family violence training resources for the disability workforce

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Key benefits
  • Disability service providers have an important role to play in the lives of women with disability experiencing domestic and family violence.
  • These resources will build your skills and confidence to respond to disability and domestic and family violence at both a worker and organisational level.

A blue circle with a simple illustration of a female and child holding hands, around the circle are the words Listen, Believe, Empower, SupportDisability service providers have an important role to play in the lives of women with disability experiencing domestic and family violence. The prevalence rates of this type of violence also tell us that it requires closer attention by every disability service provider.

We invite you to use these resources to build your skills and confidence to respond to disability and domestic and family violence at both a worker and organisational level. The development of these resources has been informed by the disability workforce and people with disability. The resources provide foundational level domestic and family violence knowledge and skills and the ‘how to’ of organisational responses.

  • Why this violence occurs and increased risk factors for women with disability
  • What this type of violence looks like and how it can look different for women with disability
  • What to do if women with disability are experiencing domestic and family violence
  • Who can support women with disability to obtain information and access supports and services?
  • How can organisations respond effectively?

Who are these training and resources for?

  • Modules 1 – 4: Anyone working in the disability sector directly with people
  • Organisational Responses Module: Anyone working in the disability sector in service coordination, supervision, leadership or human resources roles. Unless you have current knowledge and experience in DFV we recommend also engaging with Modules 1 – 4.

While the target audience is people working in the disability sector the training and resources are suitable for anyone who is important in the lives of women with disability.

This could include for example, drivers, housing workers, Government employees, medical professionals, youth workers, cleaners, interpreters, police, allied health workers, aged care workers and advocates.

What are these training and resources for?

To build skills and confidence in the disability workforce to recognise and respond to domestic and family violence.

Click on the titles below to view and access a list of resources for each module.

Please work through each of the modules at your own pace, either individually or in groups. It is important to access the video, learning guide and fact sheets for each module.

This project has been developed in response to Recommendation 10 in the Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland report. Recommendation 10 – the Queensland Government commissions a review to address the impact of domestic and family violence on people with disabilities. It is funded by the Office for Women and Violence Prevention, Department of Justice and Attorney-General. We respectfully acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we do our work across Queensland.

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Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Lisa Fraser, Senior Sector Development Officer, submit enquiry/feedback, show phone number