DVFREE Workplace ‘First Responder’ Training - Wellington

Date

Thursday 13 May 2021

Location

Business NZ office, Level 6, JacksonStone House, 3-11 Hunter Street, Wellington

Organised by

Shine

Cost

Regular $360 + GST; Earlybird $330 + GST

Specialist training to provide safe and effective workplace support for staff who experience domestic violence.

What is the First Responder role? ‘First Responders’ are the designated workplace contact people within an organisation for staff experiencing domestic violence. Training is critical to prepare First Responders to respond safely and effectively to staff who experience domestic violence while being clear on their professional boundaries.

First Responder Training will prepare your First Responders to:

  • Recognise signs that someone may be experiencing domestic violence • respond safely and supportively 
  • Refer to a specialist domestic violence organisation
  • Offer and provide workplace support, including workplace safety planning 
  • Understand issues around confidentiality and information sharing 
  • Support managers with team members experiencing domestic violence 
  • Explain the appropriate role of EAP in a workplace response to domestic violence
  • Understand professional boundaries • understand when and how to seek advice for supporting an employee
  • Understand, at a high level, an appropriate employer response to staff who perpetrate domestic violence.

This one day course is also offered in Auckland and Christchurch - see website for dates.

For more information, contact: dvfree@2shine.org.nz

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