Professional Education

Women’s Health and Equality Queensland (WHEQ) provides a range of education and development opportunities for professionals and organisations. You can access our scheduled training on the events page here.

View our full 2022 training calendar here.

This includes:

Introduction to equity and gendered violence

  •  Learn the facts, terminology, key drivers, and reinforcing factors of gendered violence
  • Understand the social, economic and health impact of gendered violence
  • Explore gender equity and your role in prevention
  • Know how to recognise, respond to and seek-help for victims/survivors

Introduction to trauma and healing

  • Learn about the types and prevalence of trauma in our community
  • Understand how trauma impacts all aspects of a person’s wellbeing
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of trauma
  • Gain basic skills in how you can respond and encourage healing from trauma

Being an Ally

  • Recognise when someone is navigating coercive control or violence in their intimate relationship 
  • Learn the four critical steps to being an ally
  • Gain skills on how to get help for self and others
  • Explore how allies can respond to community attitudes to gender inequality and violence

    Primary prevention of violence

    • Understand the gendered drivers and reinforcing factors, and their application in primary prevention
    • Identify the successful components and potential challenges in a variety of primary prevention campaigns
    • Develop a toolkit of useful violence prevention frameworks
    • Learn skills in how to design, implement and evaluate a primary prevention initiative

    Primary prevention program design & collaboration workshop

    • Design a primary prevention strategy for your community
    • Assess readiness for change & design approaches to influence community values and attitudes to violence.
    • Develop strategies to counteract resistance and challenges.
    • Identify key stakeholders and local supports.
    • Develop your implementation plan.
    • Create your community of practice.

    Respect and consent  (Youth Workshop)

    • Learn about the myths and facts on sexual and intimate partner violence
    • Understand the role of respect and consent in intimate relationships
    • Find ways to create safer, healthier and more equal relationships with friends and intimate partners

    Gender, violence and trauma-informed healthcare

    • Understand the links between gender as a social determinant and the preventable health burden of violence against women in Australia;
    • Gain confidence in the practice of equity-focussed, trauma-informed healthcare provision;
    • Effectively develop a care plan, referral pathway and organisational framework that supports individuals and families affected by trauma.
    • Optional short exam (for the purposes of CPD points)

    Practitioner Masterclass

    • Understand trauma theory and trauma neurobiology
    • Develop knowledge of trauma-informed, healing-centred practice
    • Expand knowledge of therapeutic trauma-informed practice tools
    • Gain confidence to implement therapeutic skills in diverse settings

    Media Masterclass

    • Understand how to effectively navigate the issues surrounding of media reporting of violence against women.
    • Expand your skills in reporting to promote the prevention of violence.
    • Learn how to work effectively and appropriately with victim/survivors.
    • Skills for reporting accurately and fairly while holding perpetrators to account.
    • Communicate in new ways to promote equity and dissolve stereotypes

    For more information about our education and training opportunities please contact: Melissa (Community Engagement and Education) engage@wheq.org.au

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