“The most extraordinary training today with Shine – world leading experts in domestic violence. It was good to learn theories behind practice and approaches.” – Shine training participant

Shine domestic violence experts deliver family violence training to a range of organisations, professionals, and community members. Over many years, we have developed a reputation for delivering engaging, interactive and practical training that is based on an up-to-date understanding of domestic violence research, theory, and practice.

Find out more below about training options for you as an individual or for your organisation, or fill out the form below to enquire about tailored options for in-house training that we can deliver anywhere in New Zealand.

Training for Professionals

  • Do you work with people who may experience family violence?
  • Are you a professional or a community worker in social services, justice, health or education?
  • We offer full-day workshops in central Auckland

One Day Introductory Training: Responding effectively to people experiencing domestic violence.

Two Day Advanced Training: Expanding understanding of safety, dignity and wellbeing within broader societal contexts of family violence.

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

Note: If your enquiry relates to workplace training, i.e. training your key staff to support your employees who experience domestic violence, or training staff to respond to customers experiencing domestic violence, please go to our DVFREE website or contact our DVFREE team here.

Training expression of interest

If you are interested in our training, please complete and submit this form and we’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible, usually 3-5 days.

Shine also delivers these two significant training and education programmes:

Health Sector Violence Intervention Programme Training

Shine supports District Health Boards (DHBs) throughout New Zealand to deliver training to their staff as part of the Ministry’s Family Violence Intervention Programme (VIP). This training prepares health professionals to recognise and respond to intimate partner violence and child abuse and neglect.

Shine developed and regularly updates the Ministry’s VIP training package and Trainer’s Manual. Shine trainers train, accredit and support DHB VIP Teams to deliver this training.

Shine has had a close working partnership with Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) since 1996, with Shine staff who work both as part of the ADHB VIP Team and who provide onsite advocacy for ADHB patients who disclose family violence. Shine has also supported a number of Auckland primary healthcare services (GP practices, well child providers, etc.) to deliver similar training for their staff.

Shine in School

Educating young people to become champions of change, by promoting safe and healthy relationships. Read more.

“If I had taken up the course sooner, I would not have ended up in my current situation. This programme has changed my perspective towards domestic violence.”

— No Excuses participant

“I’m the safest I’ve ever felt. I’m now sleeping through the night. I walk freely without fear. He knows there’s a whole lot of support for me and he can’t do it anymore.”

— a Shine client

“I would not have made it this far without Shine’s support. Shine helped me when I hit bottom and there was no hope, then supported me with everything, before and after the birth of my son. You gave me the strength to stand on my feet and look forward when I was miserable and suicidal. I have my life and freedom back as I have a new warm and safe place and my ex-partner is in prison. Thank you for saving my life and my son’s life!!”

— a Shine client

“I feel good that I know if something happens, I can go to my friend’s house. I talk to mum more about what might happen if dad comes to our house.”

— 11-year-old KIDshine client

“I am blessed and grateful to be here (at Shine's refuge) cause I wouldn‘t know where to go or how I’d even cope stuck in the circle of being hurt and abused. Shine has saved my daughter and me.”

— a Shine refuge client

“Since I came to Shine's refuge I felt safe. The staff members are very welcoming and supportive. I know I have a place where I can feel safe and call home. The staff at Shine always help me with the things I need. They are amazing. THANK YOU.”

— a Shine refuge client

“Staying at the Shine Refuge has been an absolute life changing experience for myself and my daughters. I cannot begin to explain how grateful I am for the enormous amount of help we have received from the ladies at the house.”

— a Shine refuge client

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

— a Shine client

“The support we got from Shine felt like being airlifted to safety. Shine's help affected us in many positive ways – we regained our peace-of-mind, felt secure, and started to feel much safer while asleep at night.”

— a Shine client

“This is by no means an easy job, with the volunteers having to face very sensitive situations head on. Shine’s volunteers get a chance to make a real difference in the lives of people affected by domestic violence.”

— a Shine team member

“Today, my daughter and I are safe. I feel that I’m alive because of support from the Shine Helpline. ”

— a Shine client

“When I got to the Shine refuge with my boys, I felt an enormous weight lift off me. I realised how much anxiety and fear I had been carrying around for so long. Shine helped me get a Protection Order and Parenting Order against S. Within days, I began sleeping and eating normally again.”

— a Shine refuge client