Safety Planning in the context of Family Violence: An interactive Workshop involving Theory and Practice

Date, time, and location

  • Wednesday 24 July 2024, 9:30am-3pm, Seminar Room, Havelock North Function Centre, 30 Te Mata Road, Havelock North

  • Tuesday 30 July 2024, 9:15am-3pm, Changeability Counselling & Family Violence Services (Big Room), 7 Victoria Street, Masterton

 

Organised by

Rob Veale Ltd

Cost

From $0-$125

Professionals engaging with clients affected by family violence should understand the dynamics, scope and practicalities associated with both risk assessment and safety planning. While some may look for a one-size-fits-all’ template, it is critical to ensure the ‘voice and experience’ of the victim/survivor is integrated into the safety planning process – after all it is their plan.

Register here for the session on Wednesday 24 July 2024 in Te-Matau-a-Māui | Hawke's Bay.

Register here for the session on Tuesday 30 July 2024 in Whakaoriori | Masterton.

Safety is a fundamental principle in any family violence policy, process or response.  Everyone has a fundamental right to be safe and to live free from violence.  Consequently, family violence prevention initiatives must ensure the safety and well-being of all victims, children, perpetrators and staff are given paramount consideration.

Professionals engaging with clients affected by family violence should understand the dynamics, scope and practicalities associated with both risk assessment and safety planning.  While some may look for a one-size-fits-all’ template, it is critical to ensure the ‘voice and experience’ of the victim/survivor is integrated into the safety planning process – after all it is their plan.

Note: To get best value from this session, attendees should have also completed the session "Risk Assessment in the context of IPV'.

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Recognise the importance of risk assessment in the safety planning process

  • Understand the dynamics, scope and practical implications for safety planning

  • Practice developing options for safety planning

  • Consider safety as part of client well-being, and how there may be trade-offs required in some circumstances

  • Know some of the resources available within communities to support long-term safety.

The presenter

Rob has worked in the family violence sector for over 30 years.  His work in this area was recognised in the New Year Honours list in 2006.   He shares his extensive experience from Police, an inaugural member of the New Zealand Family Violence Death Review Committee, international experience with NZAID and health experience through his role as the Violence Intervention Programme Coordinator for CCDHB. 

Rob has developed and delivered training to groups and communities throughout New Zealand on a range of family violence-related topics including risk assessment, strangulation in the context of IPV, specific workplace and wider inter-agency responses to family violence.

Any queries, contact the organiser.

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