The Men’s Domestic and Family Violence Interventions (MDFVI) team provides strategic workforce development and learning pathways, workshops and courses for NGO and NSW Health, and other Government workers to identify and respond to men who engage in violence and abuse against their family members.
We provide Agency consultation on workforce competency and policy input on male family violence interventions at the State and National levels. The MDFVI team work closely with the NSW Men’s Behaviour Change Network in sector development strategies.
Our team provides male family violence training for workers in the wider family welfare sector (including Justice, Welfare, Drug and Alcohol, Mental Health, Counselling, Domestic and Family Violence, Child Protection. Homelessness and Family Law Practitioners) seeking safe, current and best practices in recognising, responding and working with men who use domestic and family violence. See Skills in Working with Male Family Violence.
Training is embedded in an intersectional and collaborative framework that prioritises the safety and well-being of partners, children and other family members impacted by violence.
We also provide Advanced and Nationally recognised training that meets the NSW Government Compliance Framework and Practice Standards in Men’s Behaviour Change Programs. We train specialist workers and students of Men’s Behaviour Change Programs and services who recognise, engage and work with men who use coercive control, abuse and violence against their intimate partner and family members.
The MDFVI team offer blended learning. This includes access to an interactive Online Learning platform allowing participants to work through content at their own pace. Participants can also interact with Trainers and other participants in the online discussion forum. This is followed up with face to face or Virtual Training. Blended has provided better access for remote rural and regional worker allowing ECAV to continue to deliver training throughout NSW, regardless of restrictions.
The Men’s Domestic and Family Violence Interventions team continuously seek ways to adapt training and partner with organisations to deliver the most current and optimum practice.