Training

“Thank you very much to Shine, who provided such a great opportunity to be a better, more informed youth worker to the young people and whanau I work with around the issues of domestic violence.”
- Shine training participant 

Each year, Shine staff deliver training to thousands of people, ranging from corporates to judges, police, probation officers, social workers, counsellors, students, and community groups. Training sessions range from one-hour general awareness sessions to one or two day intensive trainings. Most of our longer training sessions teach the theory and practical skills needed to recognise signs of domestic abuse, respond safely and appropriately, and refer to specialist organisations like Shine. 

Our trainers are all highly experienced at training and public speaking and have specialist knowledge of domestic abuse. 

Tailored training/presenting:  We are able to tailor training workshops or presentations for a wide range of organisations and audiences on issues relating to family violence.  

> Email trainer@2shine.org.nz now to enquire about your family violence training needs.

1 Day Introductory Training - Responding Effectively to Victims of Domestic Violence: For anyone interested in finding out more about domestic abuse

2 Day Advanced Training - Domestic Violence: Safety First (Prerequisite: 1 Day Introductory Training): Aimed at professionals working in social services, health and criminal justice sectors.

DVFREE Workplace Programme: This programme assists employers to create workplaces that are safe and supportive for staff experiencing domestic violence, including providing training for line managers and ‘first responders’ within the workplace.

Shine in School: This programme educates young people to become champions of change, by promoting safe and healthy relationships

Ministry of Health Violence Intervention Programme (VIP): Shine supports District Health Boards (DHBs) throughout New Zealand to deliver family violence training to their staff as part of the Ministry of Health Family Violence Intervention Programme (VIP). The purpose of this training is to prepare DHB staff to routinely screen their adult female patients for domestic violence, and respond safely and effectively to disclosures of family violence and child abuse. Shine developed and regularly updates the Ministry’s VIP training package and Trainer's Manual. Shine staff accredit DHB Family Violence Teams to deliver this training package and provide ongoing support and feedback to ensure national consistency. 

Shine also has a close working partnership with Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) since 1996, and works with Auckland primary healthcare services (GP practices, well child providers, etc.) to establish routine family violence screening within primary healthcare services. 

“Shine has played a key role in assisting ADHB to improve our response to victims of domestic violence, both by being part of our team that prepares and supports staff to screen for family violence, and by providing critical support for many of our patients who disclose family violence. We are fortunate to work with such great partners.” - General Manager Clinical Services, ADHB 

Shine also supports one-day training sessions for the NZ College of Midwives which support midwives’ Annual Practising Certificate.




“After doing this course, I will now risk-assess victims, but also sow seeds to assist them to get stronger.” Shine Training participant