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Professional development

eSafety delivers a free learning and development program to upskill frontline workers who support people experiencing technology-facilitated abuse.

We also offer online learning modules to complement these webinars and a program for women who experience gender-based online abuse as part of their working life.

Learn more about our webinar and workshop presenters on the Meet our facilitators page.

Technology-facilitated abuse in domestic and family violence situations

This 90-minute webinar aims to:

  • raise awareness about technology-facilitated abuse
  • build knowledge and skills to support clients experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, domestic and family violence
  • help service providers improve their online safety policy development and risk assessment process.

You can register for a scheduled webinar on this topic.

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You can also request a separate webinar on this topic for your organisation or network (subject to availability).

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Who is this webinar for?

This webinar is designed to help:

  • domestic and family violence service providers and support workers
  • legal or justice response services including law enforcement, legal and court staff, mediators and advocacy agencies
  • crisis response services including welfare and emergency housing services
  • healthcare services including hospital social workers, nurses, allied health services and disability workers
  • therapeutic services including counsellors, group therapists and complementary therapists
  • youth support services including youth workers, local councils and community engagement services
  • settlement services including migrant resource engagement workers and bilingual workers
  • educators and students in relevant fields.

What will the webinar cover?

1. The role of eSafety and how we help.

2. How technology is used as a tool for abuse, including: 

  • online harassment and intimidation
  • stalking – using surveillance programs, apps and tracking devices
  • hacking and impersonation 
  • sharing online (or threatening to share) intimate images and videos without the consent of the person shown.  

3. Strategies to identify and address risks including:

  • red flags with devices and platforms
  • misuse of online accounts.

4. Online safety resources to support your work. 

 

Supporting children and young people – technology-facilitated abuse in domestic and family violence situations

This 60-minute webinar aims to: 

  • raise awareness of technology facilitated abuse and how young people engage with the online world
  • provide a look at what the research tells us about young people and technology facilitated abuse and how to support children who experience it.

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Who is this webinar for?

This webinar is designed to help domestic and family violence service providers and support workers and anyone who works with children and young people who may be dealing with technology facilitated abuse. 

What will the webinar cover? 

1. The role of eSafety and how we help. 

2. An understanding of how children and young people use the internet.

3. A look at what the research tells us regarding the technology facilitated abuse of children and young people including:

  • prevalence 
  • types of abuse 
  • devices used 
  • impact of abuse 
  • points of risk.

4. Strategies to identify and address risks.

5. Online safety resources to support your work.

6. Our future plans in this space. 

 

Supporting women with intellectual or cognitive disability to understand abuse through technology

This 90-minute webinar aims to:

  • raise awareness about how technology is used as a tool of abuse
  • help service providers improve their knowledge and skills to better assist clients.

You can register for a scheduled webinar on this topic.

Register now

You can also request a separate webinar on this topic for your organisation or network (subject to availability).

Request webinar

Who is this webinar for?

This webinar benefits staff who support women living with intellectual or cognitive disability through providing direct services, case planning, advocacy or the development and implementation of policy.

What will the webinar cover?

1. The role of eSafety and how we help.

2. An introduction to domestic and family violence issues, including carer abuse. 

3. How technology is used as a tool for abuse, including: 

  • online harassment and intimidation
  • stalking – using surveillance programs, apps and tracking devices
  • hacking and impersonation 
  • sharing online (or threatening to share) intimate images and videos without the consent of the person shown.  

4. Strategies to identify and address risks including:

  • red flags with devices and platforms
  • misuse of online accounts. 

5. Online safety resources to support your work. 

eSafety has developed dedicated resources for disability workers.

 

Online learning modules for frontline workers

This free in-depth training complements and extends our existing webinar-based training. It aims to provide domestic and family violence frontline workers, and other support workers, with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to help clients protect and empower themselves and their families online.

The content of the training modules is tailored for specific sectors. It can be completed in your own time, and at your own pace.

The modules cover a range of topics including:

  • understanding technology-facilitated abuse 
  • how technology can be misused
  • supporting First Nations women
  • supporting women with intellectual or cognitive disability
  • safe and secure technology
  • safe social networking
  • image-based abuse and adult cyber abuse
  • legal implications and the law
  • collecting evidence
  • eSafety planning
  • getting help from eSafety.

Find out more at Online training for frontline workers or for more information please contact us.