Online learning

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Please note that course listing does not constitute endorsement by the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse, as we are not able to review the training provided.

New Zealand

Trauma-informed care

Oranga Tamariki has partnered with Werry Workforce Whāraurau to develop three modules in this trauma awareness training package. A fourth e-module has been developed in collaboration with the Ngātahi Workforce project in the Hawke's Bay, Dr Leland Ruwhiu from Oranga Tamariki and Associate Professor Nicola Atwool from the University of Otago. These courses are free:

See the NZFVC news item (11 September 2017) for background information.

Child protection eLearning 

Safeguarding Children offers three online eLearning self-paced courses. There is a small fee to enrol for these courses:

Child protection for local government children's workers

Child protection in sport

Foundations of child protection


The following are courses developed in in the United States or United Kingdom, delivered over the internet. Some are available at set times, others are self-paced and can be completed at any time.

Veto violence: Violence education tools online

These online tools are produced by Veto Violence, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA).

Domestic Violence: Understanding the Basics

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and VAWnet, the National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women (USA).

Domestic violence: Understanding the basics (2012)

Honor our voices: Children’s perspectives on domestic violence

Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA) and the University of Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (USA).

Honor our voices (2011)

Understanding violence

A six week course offered with set starting dates by Emory University (USA).

Find out more about Understanding violence

Reporting on sexual violence

A free, self-directed online course for print, online and broadcast journalists and others working in the media provided by Poynter: News University. This course is free thanks to a grant from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC).

Find out more about Reporting on sexual violence

Understanding Violence Against Women: Myths and Realities

This course from Future Learn (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow) takes two hours a week for six weeks. It can be completed for free, or 'upgrade' for unlimited access and to earn a certificate of completion.

Find out more about Understanding Violence Against Women: Myths and Realities