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WAIKATO BRANCH: POSTPONED Domestic Violence Workshop with Shine

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  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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    Regional events

  • Region: Waikato
  • Venue: The Link

Please join us for a First Responder Intensive Group Training (Limited to 20 people)


First responders’ are the staff within an organisation designated as the people to contact if staff are experiencing domestic violence and want support in the workplace from their employer. Training is critical to help ‘first responders’ be prepared to respond safely and effectively to domestic violence in the workplace, and help them understand their professional boundaries.

This training will prepare you to:

  • * recognise possible cues and indicators of victimisation
  • * respond appropriately and safely
  • * make an appropriate referral to a specialist domestic violence organisation
  • * work with an employee to create an effective workplace safety plan
  • * understand issues around confidentiality and information sharing
  • * support managers to intervene with an employee suspected or known to be perpetrating domestic violence, especially during work time or using work resources
  • * clarify the appropriate role of EAP in a workplace response to domestic violence versus that of specialist domestic violence services

Shine was founded in 1990 and is a leading specialist domestic violence organisation. Shine provides a range of effective, practical services to stop domestic violence, support victims and reform those using violence. Thousands of adult and child victims are supported every year to become safe and stay safe. Shine also delivers training programmes to a wide range of audiences, utilising their expertise based on decades of experience working with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence

The workshop is facilitated by Margaret Fitzgibbon a Shine DVFREE Coordinator and Senior Trainer. Margaret has over 20 years of experience working in not-for-profit organisations as a trainer and coach for adult learners. Her various roles have involved the building of capacity of families; programme management and community development, and community consultation and integration. Throughout these roles she has worked directly with families experiencing domestic violence. She recognises that education is a vital part of a multi-faceted community approach to create violence-free communities.

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  • HRNZ Members Early Bird (until 17 February 2020) $230 + GST
  • HRNZ Members (after 17 February 2020) $285+ GST
  • Non Members $400 + GST

To Register

HRNZ Members: to receive the member discount please log in to the HRNZ website FIRST and register through the BUY TICKETS link in the event listing. This will give you access to your member discount.

Non members can register through the BUY TICKETS link


Fees will be due for payment in full for each branch event, and are non-refundable unless cancellation has been confirmed by email to at least three weeks before the event.

Cancellations and Refunds

To receive a full refund cancellations must be received by HRNZ by email to weeks before the day of the event.

Cancellations after this time and/or 'no shows' on the day will be payable in full.

Appropriate substitutions are welcome - please email with their details.