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

Three of these eModules were developed by Werry Workforce Whāraurau in collaboration with Oranga Tamariki. The fourth eModule was 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. The courses are free:

Child protection eLearning 

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


The following are courses developed 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) provides Domestic violence: Understanding the basics (2012).

The Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA) and the University of Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (USA) provides Honor our voices: Children’s perspectives on domestic violence (2011).

Understanding violence

A six week course offered with set starting dates by Emory University (USA): 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: Reporting on sexual violence. This course is free thanks to a grant from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC).

Understanding violence against women: Myths and realities

This course Understanding violence against women: Myths and realities is provided by Future Learn (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow). It 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.