Domestic Violence clinic in Lyndoch

The free two-day clinic is available to 'frontline' workers to help them better understand an assist in domestic violence cases.
The free two-day clinic is available to 'frontline' workers to help them better understand an assist in domestic violence cases.

Lyndoch will host a free, two-day workshop during April aimed at stemming the tide of domestic violence.

The nationally acclaimed Domestic and Family Violence Response Training (DV Alert) program aims to building the knowledge and capacity of community frontline workers to provide appropriate support to women and children impacted by domestic violence

The workshops will be held in Lyndoch on April 11-12 at Barossa Chateau, Lyndoch Hill.

Frontline workers wishing to apply for the workshops at Lyndoch can visit the official DV Alert website at www.dvalert.org.au 

Lifeline General Manager Community and Engagement Dr June Anderson said the program helps give responders the tools they need to help victims of domestic violence. 

"DV Alert empowers workshop participants to be confident first responders to incidents of domestic and family violence, equipping them with resources on how to respond to those attending their service and refer them to appropriate support," 

"Frontline workers exposed to situations of domestic violence can be employed in areas as diverse as health, community leaders, education, childcare or those in similar frontline roles in the community."

"As a first point of contact for domestic violence victims, the vital role these individuals play in identifying, engaging with and assisting to provide appropriate help to victim and survivors makes the DV Alert program an essential component of their training."

Completion of this free 2-day workshop provides a VET (Vocational Education and Training) Unit of Competency.

The program is delivered nationally by Lifeline Centres on behalf of Lifeline Australia and is funded by the Department of Social Services as a key initiative under the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and Children.