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.
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:
- Childhood trauma: impact on development and behaviour
- Trauma-informed care for caregivers
- Trauma-informed care for the children’s workforce
- Self-care in trauma-informed organisations
Child protection eLearning
Safeguarding Children offers three online eLearning self-paced courses. There is a small fee to enrol for these courses:
- Fundamentals of child protection
- Child protection for local government children's workers
- Child protection for Out of School Care providers (OSCAR)
Domestic violence and workplaces
The workplace online learning module is a collaboration between Westpac and Shine, designed to help New Zealanders better understand the issue of domestic violence and how it can impact on the workplace, and learn how to help colleagues who are experiencing, or perpetrating, domestic violence. This module is free.
Shine also provides DVFREE Workplace 'First Responder' training face to face in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. This training is available online only for people in remote locations (60km from these main centres). This online training is available on specified dates held over 3 days. Cost from $380 + gst.
The following are courses developed in Australia, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, delivered over the internet. Some are available at set times, others are self-paced and can be completed at any time.
Family Violence Foundations
Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria has developed this online course as a stand alone program for people seeking foundational information about family violence and prevention of violence against women, or as an introduction to further training and skill development in this area. This course is free and self-paced.
Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre
Monash provides some professional development short courses online. These scheduled 4 week courses cost A$1500 for domestic* students.
- Gender, violence and society: Understanding social patterns (starts 23 March 2021)
- Gender, violence and society: Criminal justice responses (starts 31 May 2021)
*New Zealand citizens are recognised as domestic students.
The University of Melbourne, in partnership with UNFPA, ANROWS and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) offers the kNOwVAWdata training course, a four-week course for professionals in the Asia-Pacific region seeking to build their skills in measuring the prevalence of violence against women (VAW). In 2020/2021 the course will be delivered as a virtual online course. Courses begin December 2020. Apply for this self-paced learning - fees apply.
The VEGA Project
The VEGA (Violence, Evidence, Guidance, and Action) Project at McMaster University has created pan-Canadian, evidence-based guidance and education resources to assist healthcare and social service providers in recognizing and responding safely to family violence. VEGA focuses on three main types of family violence: child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, and children’s exposure to intimate partner violence. The resources are free and self-paced.
Veto violence: Violence education tools online
These online learning courses and other tools are produced by Veto Violence, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA).
- Understanding Evidence
- Principles of Prevention
- Dating Matters
- Connecting the dots: Exploring the overlaps between multiple forms of violence and working toward collaborative prevention
- Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences
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).
Honor our voices
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).
A six week course offered with set starting dates by Emory University (USA): Understanding violence.
Reporting on sexual violence
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.