Training

We offer a range of high quality training packages which reflect our position as the only organisation Australia wide specialising in responding to men’s family violence.

Our training packages are designed for a wide range of professionals, including specialist men’s family violence workers and practitioners in the community, family, education and health sectors.

NTV trainers have extensive experience working directly with men towards meaningful behaviour change.

Introduction to Working With Men Who Use Family Violence – two day training

Are clients blaming others or denying their use of family violence? Feeling stuck or unsure how to respond? Want to work with clients and support them to take responsibility for harm they cause?

This interactive two day training provides workers in any community sector role with opportunities to recognise and reflect on these interactions with male clients who use family violence. This training takes our One Day Introduction to Working With Men Who Use Family Violence training, and uses the second day to further explore and expand on the practical engagement skills useful for working with men using family violence. We explore the context of men’s use of family violence to understand how clients present and talk about their behaviour. With a focus on increasing safety, we unpack a conversation framework for how we balance maintaining engagement, avoiding collusion and inviting accountability and change.

The following content is covered in this workshop:

  • Understanding the gendered drivers of men’s family violence
  • Understanding work practices that avoid collusion and invite accountability and change
  • Evolving your practice to consider risk and safety with a victim survivor-centred response
  • Collaborative dialogue skills working alongside men who use family violence to support shifts towards transformative change
  • Fostering deliberate self-reflection in managing responses 

This training is suitable for: Community sector workers in client-facing roles

For upcoming public sessions please refer to our Training Calendar

No to Violence also delivers this training to organisations as a full day or half-day option. Talk to us further about what might work for your organisation. Call (03) 9487 4500 or email training@ntv.org.au

Introduction to Working With Fathers Who Use Family Violence – half day training 

Want to engage with clients who use family violence and are fathers? Are clients blaming others or denying their use of family violence? Feeling stuck or unsure how to respond? Want to work with clients and support them to take responsibility for harm they cause? 

This interactive half day training provides workers in any community sector role with opportunities to recognise and reflect on these interactions with fathers who use family violence. We explore the context of men’s use of family violence to understand how clients present and talk about their behaviour. This training explores working with men to become more nurturing and responsible fathers as well as respectful and supportive co-parents. With a focus on increasing safety, we unpack a conversation framework for how we balance maintaining engagement, avoiding collusion and inviting accountability and change. 

To attend this training you will have attended the NTV 1 or 2 day Introduction to working with men who use family violence training. 

The following content is covered in this workshop: 

  • Collaborative dialogue skills working alongside fathers who use family violence to support shifts towards transformative change 
  • Practice working with men to become more nurturing and child centered fathers 
  • Practice working with men to become more supportive and respectful parenting partners 
  • Fostering deliberate self-reflection in managing responses 

For upcoming public sessions please refer to our Training Calendar

Talk to us further about what might work for your organisation. Call (03) 9487 4500 or email training@ntv.org.au 

Everyday Conversations:
addressing the drivers of male family violence

Let’s start having everyday conversations to challenge the gendered drivers of men’s family violence.

This 3-hour workshop is suitable for members of the general public interested in making a change in their communities.

  • Identifying subtle and complicit reinforcement of inequality in everyday conversations
  • Practical skills for inviting reflection and change
  • Hands-on, interactive activities that put theory into action

This primary prevention training unpacks the gendered drivers of family violence, explores how gender inequality is reinforced through ordinary interactions, and how we can all contribute to social change. 

Talk to us further about what might work for your organisation. Call (03) 9487 4500 or email training@ntv.org.au.

Advancing Practice: Training for MBCP Co-Facilitators

This training is suitable for: current Men’s Behaviour Change practitioners. This can also be delivered to Men’s Behaviour Change practitioners within their organisation.

The advancing practice training will provide opportunities to critically reflect and practice on what, why and how we influence transformative change with our co-facilitation practice.

If you have been practicing for over a decade or new to the role, No to Violence is pleased to offer you this workshop series for co-facilitators of Men’s Behaviour Change Programs. 

We can cover the following themes and more! Get in touch for any other areas of what you would like us to explore.

Collaborative Dialogue

  • Explores a dialogue based pedagogical approach which works alongside clients to develop critical thinking and reflection
  • Opportunities to practice dialogue

Accountability & Counter-Cultural Co-Facilitation 

  • Examines accountability as a process and how we can weave accountable ways of being through our co-facilitation practice – modelling an active alternative to dominant culture
  • Opportunities to practice counter-cultural co-facilitation

Entitlement-Thinking and Hierarchy 

  • Explores how hierarchical framing of relationships and entitlement-thinking is normalised for all of us in our day to day lives, and the implications for meaningful behaviour change
  • Opportunities to practice exploring entitlement-thinking with clients

Email us to express your interest in this training, and talk to us further about what might work for your organisation. Call (03) 9487 4500 or email training@ntv.org.au.

Reflective Practice

Series of 90 minute sessions

This training is suitable for: Community sector workers in client-facing roles. Pre-requisites: NTV 1 or 2 day Working with men who use family violence training

With a focus on critical reflection, these sessions strive to reinforce sustainable practice that is consistent with increasing safety and contributing to transformative change. The sessions also aim to provide ongoing support to practitioners on how theories and frameworks have been put into practice. By providing space to unpack, discuss, share experiences and challenges these sessions can provide support unique to practitioner’s personal and professional contexts.

The sessions are responsive to the needs of participants and what is coming up for them in their work contexts.  Examples of common themes that arise include:

  • Managing practitioner expectations
  • Working with clients ambivalent to change
  • Working with uncertainty and limited information
  • Practicing in line with our collective ethics
  • Challenges in creating critical dialogue
  • Creating and nurturing cultures of accountability within teams

Frequency and amount of these sessions can be tailored to meet your workplace’s needs.

Tailored training

We can customise training to meet your organisation’s specific needs. Contact training@ntv.org.au to discuss training packages.

Graduate Certificate in Client Assessment and Case Management (Male Family Violence)

Swinburne University of Technology (RTO Code 3059)

The Graduate Certificate in Client Assessment and Case Management is designed for practitioners who currently work in, or wish to work in men’s behaviour change (MBC) programs. In the course, you will develop specialist knowledge and skills for co-facilitating MBC groups and working alongside men who use family violence to support shifts towards transformative change. This course is experiential, embedded in the process of learning through the experience of doing. The course will explore frameworks and theories which support invitational, collaborative practice and foster deliberate self-reflection.

Key areas that are covered include:

  • Theoretical and practice frameworks that invite an intersectional analysis of family violence, entitlement thinking, hierarchy, accountability and change
  • Dialogue skills working alongside people who use family violence to support shifts towards transformative change
  • Group work theory and dynamics
  • Counter cultural co-facilitation
  • Anti-oppressive and invitational assessment skills
  • How our practices and interventions centre the experiences of those who have experienced violence and continuously challenge the culture of beliefs and systems which enable family violence

There are a number of assessment tasks involved as well as a required completion of a 20-week group work student placement.

Applications for our February 2020 intake are now closed. You can apply for our July/August 2020 intake via Swinburne’s website here.

Key information to note:

  • Applicants will be shortlisted and contacted directly by Swinburne to organise an interview
  • If you are interested in a fully-funded spot, please submit a general letter of support from the Men’s Behaviour Change organisation that you are linked to with your application. This may be an organisation you are working at, one which your organisation is linked to or one that you have observed multiple MBCP groups at. If you have specific questions about this, please feel free to get in touch
  • Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed at NTV’s office (Melbourne CBD) or alternatively via telephone

Click the following link for frequently asked questions about the Graduate Certificate in Client Assessment and Case Management.

If you require any further information or assistance contact training@ntv.org.au.