LGBTQ Relationships and Abuse In-Person Training

Regular price $3,500.00
LGBTQ Relationships and Abuse In-Person Training

This full-day training is designed to help participants break down preconceptions about gender, sexuality, and LGBTQ people and their experiences. Through understanding the everyday lived experiences of LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ 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.


  • The difference between sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. 
  • Understanding the lived experiences of people with a diverse gender and sexuality. 
  • Several health impacts caused by social stigma, assumptions, and bias
  • Understanding different types of relationships and family structures in LGBTQ communities
  • Intimate partner violence, family violence and sexual assault prevalence
  • Significant legislative actions and defining moments in queer history
  • How discrimination, minority stress and shame impact relationships and help-seeking
  • Useful tips to help you become a stronger ally for people with a diverse gender and sexuality 
  • Best practices to ensure inclusivity in your service
  • How to identify areas of practice in your services or organisation that may require review
  • Mechanisms to help you implement inclusive practice into day-to-day client interactions
  • Independent and co-dependent methods to drive organisational change—and why it’s essential
  • Other tips to help you elevate inclusive services across your organisation.

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Differentiate between gender and sexuality
  • Summarise unique health and wellbeing disparities faced by sexuality and gender diverse people 
  • Outline the prevalence and patterns of domestic violence for LGBTQ people
  • Review important events from queer history and the current legislation related to these priority populations 
  • Reflect on the nature of violence in LGBTQ 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.
  • Detect areas for improvement within their role and workplace 
  • Develop strategies and implement actions to increase access and satisfaction of service for people with diverse sexuality and gender 


  • 7 hours, including morning, lunch, and afternoon catered breaks


  • Professionals working with clients experiencing domestic and family violence

Public Training Schedule (2021)




Training venue

Seats remaining

Surry Hills
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Public sessions:

  • Concession discount available, please click here for more information.
  • 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” to enrol for a course date. If you have not received this email, it may have been redirected to your junk/spam inbox.

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. 


We have COVID Safety measures in place. Read about our COVID Safety Measures here. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: In line with public health orders in NSW, all attendees are required to be fully vaccinated to be permitted into the training venue and must provide proof of vaccination to be permitted onto the training venue as well as check-in via QR code upon entry.

Invoices can be arranged, please email PrideTraining@acon.org.au for more information.

Please make sure to read our cancellation/refund policy. 


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