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  • DVFREE Workplace ‘First Responder’ Training: in-person & online

    DVFREE Workplace ‘First Responder’ Training: in-person & online
    From $379.50

    Specialist training for First Responders within an organisation to enable safe and effective workplace support for staff who experience domestic violence. In-person & online training available.

    What is the First Responder role?

    ‘First Responders’ are your designated workplace contact and support people for your staff who experience domestic violence. Training is critical to prepare First Responders to respond safely and effectively 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 First Responder training session. For training larger groups of First Responders, please email dvfree@2shine.org.nz to enquire about inhouse training.
    If you are a medium to large employer, we strongly encourage you to organise inhouse First Responder training at your venue, or it can be delivered online if your First Responders are across multiple locations. 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 strengthening relationships amongst your First Responders, which will help them to support each other in this challenging role. 

    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.

    First Responder Training Dates: 

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

    • 17 August 2021
    • 19 October 2021
    Christchurch - held at Westpac on The Terrace, Level 4, 81 Cashel Street, downtown (9am-4pm)
    • 5 October 2021
    Online training via Zoom (9am-12.30pm both days): Each participant must use a separate laptop or desktop with audio and video capability, with a headset if there are others nearby, and be available for a brief individual session before the training. We will send out Zoom links for sessions ahead of time. More about Zoom technology requirements at www.zoom.us.
    • 16 & 17 November 2021
    Wellington - held at Business NZ office at Level 6, JacksonStone House, 3-11 Hunter St, Wellington (9:30am-4:30pm):
    • TBA
    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: 

    $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
    • 4-9 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.
    Please note: If you register for one of our trainings and the training location moves into a COVID alert level 3 or 4, we will notify you of the training cancellation as soon as possible, and you may choose to either transfer your registration to another training date or receive a full refund. 

    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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