WLSV’s team of educators is highly skilled at developing and delivering education, training and professional development. Our educators have an understanding of the law and its practical application, and use their experience as qualified lawyers and educators to inform all our training. Our educators can meet the needs of a diverse range of audiences, for example, survivors of domestic violence, psychologists, men’s behaviour change volunteers and members of the magistracy and judiciary. This diverse spread of training attendees reflects the valuable position we occupy in the legal sector.
Customised training solutions
WLSV’s legal education team can design and deliver specialised training programs based on your organisation’s specific objectives and requirements. We currently offer training and professional development in the following areas: Family Law, Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (Vic), Family Dispute Resolution with Legal Assistance, Trauma and Vicarious Trauma, Victims of Crime Assistance, Case Notes training for family violence workers. However, if you are interested in training outside these areas, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements.
To discuss your organisation’s training needs contact our legal education team on 03 8622 0600.
In the past 4 years, over 6,000 people have attended WLSV’s education, training and professional development sessions. Some of our clients include:
- Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention & Legal Service
- Berry Street
- Centre of Excellence in Child & Family Welfare
- Community West
- Deakin University
- Department of Human Services
- Department of Justice
- Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria
- Eastern Domestic Violence Outreach Service
- Federation of Community Legal Centres
- InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence (formally Immigrant Women’s Domestic Violence Service)
- Islamic Women’s Welfare Council of Victoria
- The Jewish Women’s Taskforce Against Family Violence
- La Trobe University
- Law Institute of Victoria
- Men’s Referral Service
- MOSAIC Mothers’ Advocates in the Community (La Trobe University)
- MOVE Improving Maternal and Child Health Nurse Care for Vulnerable Mothers
- North Yarra Community Health
- Public Interest Law Clearing House
- Relationships Australia Victoria
- RMIT University
- South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault
- The University of Melbourne
- Victoria University
- WIRE – Women’s Information Referral Exchange
- Women’s Health Goulburn North East
- Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service of Victoria
- Women’s Health West
Click here to view our 2016 Support worker training calendar.
Children and the law
Venue: Level 50 Bourke Place 600 Bourke Street Melbourne
How does our court system deal with children when there is separation and/or family violence?
This workshop will assist support workers to better understand the laws around separation, family violence and child protection.
This interactive workshop will explore:
- The social science on child development, and how this interacts with the legal system;
- The ages and stages of development and how to support your client to achieve child focused outcomes;
- The different languages and legislation relating to children affected by family violence and
- Practical tips on how your client can better communicate their child’s needs to lawyers, other professionals and to the courts.
Registration details: to book please click here
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Keep a lookout for more upcoming workshops in 2016 - if you would like to be put on our mailing list to receive further updates, please email email@example.com
Cutting funding to family violence services costs lives and money
15 February 2017
Women’s Legal Service Victoria (WLSV) is in Canberra this week lobbying MPs and Senators from across the aisles to reverse upcoming funding cuts to the service. Media release can be read here
Rosie Batty distressed by funding cut to WLSV
9 February 2017
Victoria’s only specialist women’s family violence legal service has been devastated by a funding cut despite soaring family violence figures in the state.
Media release can be read here
21 December 2016
Women’s Legal Service Victoria is devastated to learn that we face $200K funding cut from the federal government in July 2017.
Media release can be read here.