Unity Training Services in partnership with Australia's CEO Challenge (ACEOC) provides face to face awareness workplace training in Family and Domestic Violence.
Domestic and Family Violence Training Program provides the tools an organisation needs to Recognise, Respond and Refer those employees experiencing/impacted by domestic and family violence. Through a coordinated approach that integrates all levels of management, human resources, diversity, occupational health and safety, staff and community engagement; this training will assist organisations to have in place policies, procedures and the knowledge to manage the epidemic that touches all of us.
Our training is based on key three principles:
Recognise. How to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence in both targets and perpetrators
Respond. Responding appropriately to changes in work performance, behaviours or appearance as well as how to respond to disclosures
Refer. Where to refer people affected by domestic violence and how to encourage seeking help safely
Our specialist training sessions can be customised for specific groups within your organisation (HR, diversity, WHS, security, frontline, supervisors and managers). Staff will learn the dynamics of domestic violence and the specific impact on the workplace. They will learn to recognise the warning signs and receive concrete strategies on how to respond. This will include how to approach the issue, risk assessments, safety planning, managing privacy and confidentiality and referring to specialist services.
What ACEOC does for the community
As part of bringing awareness of Domestic and Family Violence, the Darkness to Daylight Challenge is a ACEOC initiative and is a symbolic 110km run with each kilometer representing the lives lost on average to domestic and family violence (DFV) each year across Australia. Participants can run the 110km individually or as part of a team. Alternatively, they can run or walk the final 10km or 3km. Australia’s CEO Challenge (ACEOC) aims to bring DFV out of the darkness and into the daylight through this community event. The challenge is held annually at South Bank Parklands during May which is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month. Money raised during the event supports ACEOC in continuing their work to raise awareness of DFV in the workplace and support services on the frontline. This year, we saw a record 2,730 participants take part in the challenge and raise over $140,000! We are extremely overwhelmed by the generous support and commitment to the 2019 Darkness to Daylight Challenge! We hope to see many more people taking on the challenge in 2020!