The Domestic and Family Violence Alliance in South West Sydney are currently working with NAPCAN (National Association to Prevent Child Abuse & Neglect) to localise the LOVE BiTES Program for diverse cultural settings and to enhance engagement with culturally and linguistically diverse communities (CALD).
LOVE BiTES and LOVE Bites Junior are successful Respectful Relationships Education Programs for young people aged 11-17 years.
LOVE BiTES is based on best practice standards for education programs as recommended by the Federal Government funded Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearing House and other leading academics in the area of violence against women.
LOVE BiTES aims to provide young people with a safe environment to examine, discuss and explore respectful relationships. All Love Bites programs takes a strength-based approach and views young people as active participants who are able to make choices for themselves and their relationships when supported with information and opportunity for skill development.
The overall aims of the programs are to equip young people with the knowledge needed to have respectful relationships, encourage and develop their skills in critical thinking and assist them in being able to problem solve and communicate effectively.
This initiative is offering facilitator training in the CALD Respectful Relationship Education (RRE) program to 20 local workers who will then help to deliver the program voluntarily into schools and youth services in the 3 target regions: Bankstown, Fairfield and Liverpool. This training will take place in November 2019.
Participants will be local community professionals from a relevant discipline with experience working in the domestic and family violence sector. Past facilitators of LOVE BiTES will also be eligible to attend this localised training as there will be a trauma informed module as part of the training.
Participants will need to commit their time to support and or facilitate a minimum of 5 x full day workshops per annum.
Expressions of Interest close: 23 September 2019.
Contact: Rana Qummouh, [email protected] or 8717 1731
Source: Fairfield City Council