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Empowerment Through Education

We are committed to providing education to WA communities and workplaces in preventing and responding to family and domestic violence (FDV). 

At Zonta House our Empowerment through Education program provides a range of training opportunities for West Australians to improve their knowledge and skills in understanding and responding to family and domestic violence.  We are committed to focussing on primary prevention, early intervention and crisis response skills building. 

We believe anyone can be trained to recognise the signs of family violence and respond in a supportive manner.  We also recognise that individuals can play an important role in preventing violence and creating a culture of respect and equality within our communities. 

With 40 years of supporting FDV victim-survivors, Zonta House offer frontline specialist service workers the chance to enhance their skills in risk assessment and safety planning with victim survivors.

Empowerment through Education Program aims to increase awareness and prevent domestic violence.

This is being accomplished through three focus areas

The three focus areas are Primary Intervention, Early Intervention and Crisis Response
  • Primary Prevention – An awareness-building workshop designed to help prevent family and domestic violence.  It is an opportunity for individuals to understand their roles in contributing to the cultural and societal change needed for preventing violence.  This workshop is suitable for individuals, community services, and workplaces to participate.  Available for workplace-tailored professional development.
  • Early Intervention – This workshop is designed to improve participants recognition of and responses to individuals who are experiencing family and domestic violence.  It provides opportunity to learn skills to appropriately support a person’s disclosure of FDV.  This workshop is suitable for individuals, community services, and workplaces.  Also available for workplace-tailored professional development.
  • Crisis Response – This workshop is designed for capacity building of specialist frontline staff who use the WA State Government tools for risk assessment and safety planning (the CRARMF).  It provides opportunity for organisations to increase staff expertise in recognising and supporting victim-survivor strengths and resistance and capturing perpetrator accountability.  This workshop is suitable for frontline specialist service staff and teams.

This is by far one of the best (and most useful) workshops I have ever been to, and I truly believe that the skills I have learnt today will help someone out one day.

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All training workshop includes both practical and theoretical components to help prevent, respond to, and increase safety for people experiencing FDV.

Bespoke training workshops can be delivered on-site, or via online platforms (service fees apply)

Empowerment Through Education seeks opportunities to partner with existing FDV education initiatives to allow for a uniformed approach to enticing social change.

For more information or to find out how to get involved please email [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are in immediate danger, or someone you know is in immediate danger please do not hesitate and call Police on 000.

If you are at risk, please ensure you follow the eSafety Commission recommendations for staying safe online.

Family and Domestic Violence (FDV) can happen in relationships with a partner, defacto, family member, carer, boyfriend or girlfriend.

This behaviour can be threatening, abusive, violent, coercive, stalking, controlling, making someone feel scared and/or forcing them to do things they don’t want to do.

It can occur in current or past imitate relationships, family settings, or extended family groups.

For more information on what is considered Family and Domestic Violence, or how to identify it please visit Safe and Equal or 1800RESPECT. WA’s after-hours response helpline is available 24/7 if you are in crisis and need urgent help for refuge assessment or emergency accommodation options Crisis Care Free Call 1800 199 008