22510VIC - Course in Identifying and Responding to Family Violence Risk


Thisaccredited course provides foundational knowledge required to identify the presenting risk of family violence. It focuses on how to ask about family violence and respond sensitively to a disclosure.  


You will gain an understanding of the key aspects of identifying and screening for family violence including the evidence-based risk indicators in line with the *MARAM framework.  


You will identify pathways for referral and key questions to prompt the development of a safety plan. Training combines opportunities to apply strategies and approaches to responding to family violence to assist participants to develop skills and confidence.  


This training does not replace MARAM training on risk assessment and is designed to be a foundational course for those who respond to disclosures of family violence in the course of their work. 

 *MARAM: Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management


Entry requirements

There are NO entry requirements for this course.

Learning Outcomes

Training will be focused on building your capability to identify and respond to family violence including:
  • Understand the prevalence, impacts, gendered nature and dynamics of family violence 
  • Understand barriers experienced by family violence victim survivors 
  • Recognise and respond to family violence disclosures in a safe and effective manner 
  • How to develop a basic safety plan and to provide effective referrals 
  • Knowledge of the evidence-based risk factors and structured professional judgement approach to risk assessment 


Who is this training for?

If family violence support is not at the core of your profession role, but you still encounter people who experience and/or use family violence – this course is ideal for you. 


Participants include: 
  • Professionals who want to develop a foundational understanding of family violence, including how to identify when family violence might be occurring, and how to respond in a way that is supportive of the victim survivor.   
  • Workers from generalist/mainstream organisations that are not prescribed to MARAM, but still work with and support people who experience family violence.  
  • Workers who are new to working in family violence and have not previously undertaken any formal family violence training. 
  • CALD community leaders, faith-based leaders, bi-cultural workers and community members. 


Delivery Mode:

  • Classroom based  
  • Online 


NO practical placement is required. 


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