Isolation risk for family violence – online training available for managers

As we have moved into Stage 3 restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, there are a group of people for whom staying at home increases their risk of family violence.

Local family violence support services and the media are already reporting an increase in calls. The experience in the USA and China has been a spike in cases and the Australian government recognised this with a funding package announced to support those experiencing mental health difficulties and family violence.

Our employees are also likely to experience the same range of issues at a time when it is vitally important we all stay healthy.

The Family Violence team has created a one-hour online course for managers to increase their understanding of the issues and what support is available. It will help managers to better recognise, respond and refer employees who may be experiencing family violence.

This training can be done from your office or from home via webinar.

Managers, book your training online

Please book your session on Latte.

Family Violence Project officer, Jane Hooker says “Our knowledge of how a public health emergency like COVID-19 will impact on the dynamics of family violence is new and emerging. For some staff the known family violence risk factors (including financial stress, unemployment and isolation) may increase or emerge.

“In the recognition that these issues may in turn lead to new instances or an escalation of family violence situations, we are making our training available online so we can support the wellbeing of our employees.”

Bookings can be made for the Family Violence Workplace Response One Hour short course: Manager Training (webinar) on Latte.

If you have any queries regarding the training:

Further support available

The Family Violence team at Monash will continue to adapt and be responsive to training needs during this time and are available for over-the-phone or online support for employee or patient- related secondary consults.


You can also access online resources from Safe Steps:

To contact the team:

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