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  • DVFREE Workplace ‘First Responder’ Training in main city centres

    DVFREE Workplace ‘First Responder’ Training in main city centres
    From $379.50

    Specialist training to provide safe and effective workplace support for staff who experience domestic violence: We highly recommend attending in-person training if possible, which is delivered regularly in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

    You are eligible to register for our online/remote version of First Responder Training, only if you are based more than 60km from the city centres of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. 

    What is the First Responder role?

    ‘First Responders’ are the designated workplace contact people within an organisation for staff experiencing domestic violence. Training is critical to prepare First Responders to respond safely and effectively to staff who experience domestic violence while being clear on their professional boundaries.

    Refer to our FREE Guidelines for Policy and Procedures for specific advice on how to appoint the right people to be your organisation's First Responders.

    NOTE: A maximum of three people from any one organisation may register for a main centre training session. If you are concerned that this will not meet urgent training needs for your organisation, please get in touch with us to discuss by emailing dvfree@2shine.org.nz.

    Inhouse Training Option

    If you are a medium to large employer, we strongly encourage you to train a team of First Responders by organising an in-house training session, with our trainer coming to your venue. Besides being the most efficient use of your staff time, this means that training discussions can be tailored to, and focus on, your workplace environment, with the added benefit of building stronger relationships amongst your First Responders, which will help them to support each other in this challenging role. Contact us to discuss this option.

    First Responder Training will prepare your First Responders to:

    • recognise signs that someone may be experiencing domestic violence
    • respond safely and supportively
    • refer to a specialist domestic violence organisation
    • offer and provide workplace support, including workplace safety planning
    • understand issues around confidentiality and information sharing
    • support managers with team members experiencing domestic violence
    • explain the appropriate role of EAP in a workplace response to domestic violence
    • understand professional boundaries
    • understand when and how to seek advice for supporting an employee
    • understand, at a high level, an appropriate employer response to staff who perpetrate domestic violence

    STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: We strongly recommend that someone within your organisation read our free Guidelines for Policy & Procedures to help inform the development of your domestic violence policy and procedures. We recommend that you consult with Shine on your policy and procedures. There is a discount available to people who've attended DVFREE First Responder or Manager training: DVFREE 1 to 1 Policy Consultation by Skype.

    Main Centre First Responder Training Dates: 

    Auckland - held at the Shine office at 409 New North Road, Kingsland, Auckland (9am-4pm): 

    • 22 September 2020
    • 20 October 2020
    • 16 February 2021
    • 16 March 2021
    • 20 April 2021
    • 18 May 2021
    • 15 June 2021
    Wellington - held at Business NZ office at Level 6, JacksonStone House, 3-11 Hunter St, Wellington (9:30am-4:30pm):
    • 20 October 2020
    Christchurch - held at Westpac on The Terrace, Level 4, 81 Cashel Street, downtown (9am-4pm)
    • 19 November 2020


    Spaces are limited, so register now to book your space on your preferred date by clicking on your selected Date in the dropdown box at the bottom of this page, adding to your cart, then going to your shopping cart to finish your registration.

    If you wish to be sent an invoice for payment instead, please contact us.

    Workshop or payment enquiries: 
    dvfree@2shine.org.nz

    COST 
    $330+GST for Earlybird (this rate valid for registrations received at least two weeks prior to training date, e.g. for a workshop on the 14th, earlybird deadline ends 9am on the 1st of that month)  

    $360+GST after Earlybird date (for registrations received within two weeks of training date)

    Refund Policy:

    • 10 WORKING DAYS OR MORE or more prior to course date: you are eligible for a full refund of payment minus $20 admin fee, or you may reschedule at no additional charge
    • 3-6 WORKING DAYS prior to course date: you are eligible for a refund of 50% of your training fee, or you may reschedule to a later date at no additional charge
    • 3 WORKING DAYS OR LESS prior to course date: No refunds, however you may reschedule to a later training date for an additional fee of 50% of your training fee
    • If the course you register for is cancelled by Shine, you may elect to have your payment refunded or reschedule to a later training date.

    In order to request a refund or to reschedule your training date, please email dvfree@2shine.org.nz.

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    Ticket Type
    Prerequisite A or B must be ticked to register for this workshop:
    A. Someone in our organisation has already consulted with DVFREE on our policy and procedurestive Domestic Violence Policy & Procedures OR
    B. We have read and used the DVFREE Guidelines for Policy & Procedures to inform our policy and procedures
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