The Youth Coalition has supported the design and delivery of training packages for people who work with young people, including the ‘Talk to Them’ DFV training for youth workers, and ‘Reflective Supervision’ training.
‘Talk to Them’ Domestic and Family Violence Training for youth workers
The ‘Talk to Them’ DFV training for youth workers was developed and piloted between 2021-2022, coordinated by the Youth Coalition in partnership with community and government stakeholders and key experts. The training aims to support youth workers to build the knowledge and confidence to have conversations with young people about DFV; to increase the capability of youth workers to understand, recognise and respond to DFV issues; safely refer the young person and/or family to specialist DFV services; and continue to support them as they navigate the specialist DFV support system.
In 2023, the Youth Coalition was commissioned by the ACT Government – Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Office (DFSVO) to coordinate the development and implementation of a “Train the Trainer” package, to teach workers across a range of sectors how to deliver ‘Talk to Them’ training to people who work with young people. Upon successful completion of the training, the trainers will be supported to deliver the training, with coordination and oversight provided by the Youth Coalition.
The Youth Coalition partnered with Families ACT to coordinate the development and delivery of a Reflective Supervision training package specifically for local community sector services. The training package was developed by social work academics with expertise in reflective supervision. The training was piloted, evaluated and the first round delivered during 2022-23. The training aims to:
- inform and support emerging and existing leaders across the Child, Youth and Family Services Program
- provide a space to practice reflective supervision skills, including contracting, creating the conditions for reflection and working through difficult situations and ethical challenges
- encourage informed and reflective practice
- enable practitioners to feel better able to cope with their work and workplace, reducing burnout and improving job retention and satisfaction
- build a reflective workforce, committed to ongoing professional growth, and supported by quality supervision.