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Domestic and Family Violence:
An Awareness

According to Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited (ANROWS), “Violence against women and their children affects everybody” including family members and members of the community.

Domestic and Family Violence can take many forms. It does not discriminate and exists in all communities and societies. It can be beneficial for frontline workers and members of the general community to understand  the dynamics of power and control and how the tactics used in violent relationships can impact survivors. It can be helpful to be able to identify the signs that someone may be living in a situation of Domestic and Family Violence.

To be able to respond in an appropriate and constructive manner is also of vital importance when attempting to support people who are living in violence.

All of these areas will be explored in this interactive workshop which will be held virtually over 2 lots of three-hour sessions.

Participants will be given the opportunity to:

  • Explore the tactics that are used to maintain power and control in Domestic and Family Violence

  • Discuss some of the potential impacts on survivors

  • Identify some of the signs that may indicate Domestic and Family Violence

  • Consider the importance of safety as a tool for supporting survivors and how this may be implemented.

  • Discuss key responses/ communication strategies when responding to Domestic and Family Violence

  • Explore options for providing information and referral

Presenter: Mirna Tarabay

Mirna Tarabay is a Psychotherapist, Trainer and Supervisor. Her work with survivors of trauma, abuse and loss spans over two decades. Mirna has worked in a range of capacities primarily with survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse, both adults and children.  She has a practice in Sydney where the focus of her clinical work is with survivors of domestic violence and child abuse including sexual abuse, as well as supervision of counsellors and case workers working in trauma and child protection fields. Mirna has been conducting training for both government and community based organisations for fifteen years. She holds a Bachelor of Education, Post Grad Diploma in Counselling and Certificate 1V in Training and Assessment ( TAE). Mirna is a Clinical member of The Psychotherapists  and Counsellors Federation of Australia (PACFA).


Gerry O'Leary

NALAG Head Office


Phone: 0429 569 741

Workshop Dates & Locations

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When: TBC

Where: Online via Zoom

Cost: $300 (includes GST). Online payments incur a booking fee.

To register, pay the registration fee by clicking the 'Pay Now' button, where you will then be redirected to the registration form once successful payment has been received. Please ensure to complete the form and pay the registration fee to secure your place in this training.

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