DV-alert (Domestic Violence Response Training) is Lifeline's free nationally recognised training program that enables health, allied health and frontline workers to confidently:
- Recognise signs of domestic and family violence
- Respond with appropriate care
- Refer people experiencing or at risk of domestic and family violence to appropriate support services
The organisation offer general DV-alert workshops to learn to recognise the signs of domestic violence, respond appropriately and refer the case if necessary.
They aim to build the knowledge and capacity of community frontline workers to provide appropriate support to women and children in Australia.
If you cannot attend one of the two day face-to-face workshops then there is online e-learning.
During the 18-hour online course, over a period of 10 weeks, you'll work at your own pace to learn how to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence, respond to someone experiencing domestic and family violence and know about the best practice methods should be used to refer people on to the most appropriate support service.