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.
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)
- 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
- 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) firstname.lastname@example.org