Accountable & Engaged Responses to LGBTI Family Violence Calls
This training and professional development workshop is ideal for front line practitioners who work on crisis lines or intake workers who receive disclosures of intimate partner abuse by either victim survivors or perpetrators. Family violence responses may or may not be your primary role during calls.
This workshop will enhance your work by offering a queer affirmative framework to family violence practice in order to provide inclusive responses to LGBTI people experiencing or at risk of domestic and family violence to appropriate support services.
By the end of the session participants will:
- Identify and understand the unique vulnerabilities and barriers that LGBTI callers face
- Examine a definition of LGBTI intimate partner abuse and how it can guide interventions on the phones
- Understand guiding principles and frameworks used to work with gay/ bisexual/ trans/ queer men and provide referrals to perpetrator behaviour change programs
- Understand how the experiences of police and the criminal justice system impact on LGBTI callers
- Know about the specialised services available to support LGBTI victims and perpetrators of family violence for prompt and relevant referrals
- Ways to avoid misidentification of LGBTI people and their partners during phone call
- Understand the risks of collusion with LGBTI callers
As well as reflective practice:
- Be offered a practice model to promote caller engagement and referrals
- Discussions on working with LGBTI family violence within a COVID-19 context- what are we learning, what are our challenges
- Reflective practice to apply the frameworks with facilitated group discussion
- Listen to a mock LGBTI intake call and group reflections