In Australia up to one in three victims of intimate partner violence are male. While many services have been established to support female victims of family violence, the needs of male victims and female perpetrators of violence remain largely unmet. No direct support services, no shelters and very little understanding of the situation for male victims.
“According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 1 in 16 men have experienced physical or sexual violence at the hands of a current or previous cohabiting partner. Many more have suffered at the hands of other family members. As hard as it is for female victims to speak up when they’re affected by domestic violence, research is showing that even fewer men are seeking help when they need it.” – Relationships Australia.
The issue of men affected by violence in intimate relationships has been happening for many years and now concerned workers in all sectors are acknowledging the problem and seeking out training to support their work with male victims.
WHO IS THE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR?
The training program is for health, welfare, community workers, workers with men and anyone who wants to gain skills in working with male victims of DV. The course is for men and women. It provides information and strategies for working with men affected by violence and presents a model you can use for this work.
WHAT AREAS ARE COVERED IN THE TRAINING PROGRAM?
Background to the problem and context violence and abuse occurs in
The effect of domestic violence on a person - what’s different for men
Strategies for working with men from a strengths based perspective
A model for working with men affected by violence
Building services for male victims of DV into your agency or service
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Greg Millan is one of Australia’s leading experts on men’s health and wellbeing with over 40 years’ experience in the men’s health promotion area. He has developed and implemented many health programs, professional training sessions, and community events and developed resources covering a wide range of male health and wellbeing issues. Greg is a social work trained health educator, a Certified Workplace Trainer and an Affiliated Member of the Australian Association of Buddhist Counsellors and Psychotherapists. He has worked in Government, non-government organisations and the private sector.
$120 for a 4 hour training program delivered online and resources sent to you including a copy of my book “Men’s health and wellbeing: an a – z guide”.
To register please email Greg at [email protected] with your name, organisation/service details and contact phone number.
There is a limit of 15 people per training course to maximise learning. Feel free to contact me for any further information.