Delivering a variety of training options
Why Choose Us
Family domestic and sexual violence is preventable, and training is an essential piece of the journey to a future free of violence. Stopping Family Violence trainers are driven by the mission that everyone has a right to live a life free from the fear or threat of violence. Stopping Family Violence (SFV) is the peak body for perpetrator response in WA and is the leading independent body for delivering family and domestic violence training. You will not only be engaging a training provider but an organisation that can partner with you to work with you through any questions, implementation, application of best practices, and ongoing improvements. We can work with you on, improving workplace culture and creating awareness right through to tailored comprehensive family and domestic violence-informed front-line service responses and working with intersecting issues.
To change our horrifically high rates of family and domestic violence in WA we need to deal with this problem holistically. Even if your work never directly focuses on working perpetrators or victims you can still have an impact by better understanding family and domestic violence, improving culture, being able to help someone impacted by family and domestic violence, and challenging harmful stereotypes that condone violence. For those that are working in front-line roles in family and domestic violence, SFV has unmatched experience and reputation to support the implementation and embedding of best practices through practical skills and documentation.
Our trainers have worked across family, domestic and sexual violence, mental health, alcohol and other drugs, courts, prisons, corrections, hospitals, health & wellbeing services, disability services, counselling, violent offenders’ programs, therapeutic services, men’s behaviour change programs, children and adolescents programs and behaviour change, as well as working with families experiencing violence and countless years of combined experience working directly with perpetrators of violence. SFV has trained people from all kinds of sectors in a vast number of roles in the community, sports clubs, workplaces, intersecting services, first responders and specialist services. We work with those who want to know more about the issue right through to specialist training developed specifically for those working in front-line roles in family and domestic violence.
Our family and domestic violence training events range from one-hour workshops right through to comprehensive five-day packages. We can work with organisations to create safer more informed workplaces with an understanding of improving culture and understanding the impacts of family, domestic and sexual violence through to highly specialised training for front-line providers. SFV has strong partnerships across the sector which allow us to deliver a diverse range of training with local expertise and knowledge. Given the high rates of family and domestic violence, anyone who works with or interacts with people can benefit from training in family and domestic violence due to its prevalence in all settings.
Our training approach and services are always holistic with children’s and young people’s voices and needs as a priority, a strong focus on partnering with the victim-survivor using strengths-based practice, and never losing sight of the cause of the harm. We also work across intersects such as AOD, mental health and homelessness as these issues often result from or co-occur with violence. Ultimately perpetration of violence is the problem we must solve if we are to end family and domestic violence. Even if you never work with a perpetrator, having a holistic training approach helps with fully understanding the problem and how we have the ability to work together towards a future free of family and domestic violence.
It is important to choose a reputable and highly experienced training provider so you have the best training experience as well as ongoing support on your learning journey. Since 2016 Stopping Family Violence has delivered over 2500 hours to over 3000 participants. In 2022 alone SFV delivered 537 hours of training to over 700 people. Our team are the most experienced facilitators in WA for Safe & Together training and Caring Dads facilitator training. Stopping Family Violence has successfully delivered over 1,700 hours of training to over 1,600 participants in CORE and Supervisors, Safe & Together training over 6 years.
When you choose to train with SFV you are not only choosing a trusted and respected peak, but you will also have support beyond the training event, with ongoing implementation for improving systems, services, and practice in Western Australia. Come and join us for our next training event or call us to discuss your training needs.
Stopping Family Violence can organise everything for your next training event including venue and catering or we can facilitate the training at your workplace.
Please see below for our available training packages and do not hesitate to contact us about your training needs
Family, Domestic, and Sexual Violence Training Series 2023
SFV Introductory Training
SFV Secondary Training
SFV Tailored Packages
SFV has specific packages developed for AOD, Mental Health, Police, Child Protection, Housing, Legal Services Justice & Health.
SFV Advanced Packages
SFV Working with Children & Young People
Stopping Family Violence is committed to bring training and events to the WA community which supports workforce development and an increased awareness of Family and Domestic Violence.