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Understanding LGBTIQ Relationships and Abuse In-Person Training

Regular price $300.00
Understanding LGBTIQ Relationships and Abuse In-Person Training

This two full-day training is designed to help participant’s break down preconceptions about gender, sexuality and LGBTIQ people and their experiences. Through understanding the everyday lived experiences of LGBTIQ people, professionals can better relate with clients, meaningfully engage them and help their clients overcome barriers to accessing services. All training will integrate the latest research in the area of domestic and family violence (DFV) and sexual assault in LGBTIQ relationships. Training can be tailored depending on group participants. Focus can shift between victim/survivor, people who use abuse and/or have a greater focus on sexual assault.

Outcome Outline:

Day 1

  • Critically reflect on their knowledge of and attitudes toward LGBTIQ people;
  • Understand the acronym as well as the differences between sex, gender identity, gender expression, sex characteristics and sexual orientation;
  • Have a better understanding of the health disparities and additional challenges faced by transgender and gender diverse people;
  • Have a greater understanding of the prevalence and patterns of domestic violence for LGBTIQ people;
  • Reflect on how heteronormative assumptions have negative effects on LGBTIQ people’s relationships and create barriers to accessing support;
  • Understand the nature of violence in LGBTIQ relationships including the roles that gender and sexuality play in characterising DFV and the extent to which gender based interventions are required for LGBTIQ victims and perpetrators;
  • Reflect on how DFV in LGBTIQ communities fits within a feminist framework for understanding DFV.

Day 2

  • Have a greater awareness of the impacts of minority stress, lateral violence and invisibility on the perpetration of abuse in LGBTIQ relationships
  • Identify practice needs and develop strategies to adapt ways of working to meaningfully engage LGBTIQ clients;
  • Respond effectively to the effects of homophobia, transphobia and misogyny on individuals and their relationships;
  • Increased understanding of the importance of sexuality and gender indicators and the confidence to administer;
  • Feel confident in their ability to meet the specific and unique needs of potential LGBTIQ clients
  • Recognise areas for improvement within the operations of their current workplace, including policies, promotion, resources, evaluation framework and intake procedures
  • Readily refer clients onto appropriate services

Duration: 2 full days

Audience: Professionals Working with Clients Experiencing Domestic And Family Violence

Private sessions:

  • For up to 25 people 
  • Cost does not include travel outside of Sydney metro, catering, venue, or GST. 
  • Volume discount applies for purchasing more than 4 sessions. 

Public sessions:

  • Concession discount available, please click here for more information.
  • Please make sure to read the cancellation/refund policy.
  • Once payment is complete, you will get an email from notifications@acon.bridgeapp.com saying you have been enrolled into a new program. Click “Go To Program


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