Training opportunities

Use this page to find out about family violence and sexual violence related trainings available around Auckland as well as trainings provided by WAVES Trust.

WAVES is also able to design trainings or workshops to meet the particular needs of your agency.  Recent trainings have included-

  • family violence and abuse awareness trainings for in-home caregivers
  • family violence awareness for employers
  • family violence screening advice
  • impact of family violence on children (including training for Police)
  • workshops for teachers on recognising and responding to children living with family violence

WAVES also works with other agencies to deliver education opportunities, eg.

  • cultural awareness workshops in collaboration with Auckland Council, Settling In, and Ethnic service providers. 
  • legal education workshops with Waitakere Community Law Service
  • hosting community information sessions for MSD (eg. The Green Paper for Vulnerable Children)
  • contributing to family violence awareness trainings within other organisations

the_WAVE.jpgContact us to discuss training options to meet your particular needs.

Phone WAVES on 09 838 4834  or email administrator@waves.org.nz

Training News

Nov
08
Training
From Grow: What is motivational interviewing? “Motivational interviewing (MI) is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen personal motivation for and commitment to, a specific goal, by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion” (Miller & Rollnick, 2012). Who Should Attend? All who work to support others to change, including doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, case workers, social workers, counsellors, teachers, youth workers, community mental health nurses, school counsellors, school leadership, corrections and youth justice workers. One Day Workshop - Monday 25 November 2019, 9am-3.30pm, Parnell | Two Day Workshop - Monday 25 November & Tuesday 26 November 2019, 9am-3.30pm, Parnell
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Nov
08
Training
From Fay Lilian: This seven-hour experiential training is highly suitable for people have already gained basic facilitation skills through other training or group experience. It is for facilitators of therapeutic or psycho-educational groups, for tutors of adult education programmes or for any person interested in becoming an active leaderful participant of groups, who would like to extend their understanding of group life through knowledge of some key concepts and theory. Saturday 30 November 2019, 9am-5pm, Westmere, Auckland
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Nov
01
Training
Organised by Auckland Community Law Centre. This free legal education session will provide a comprehensive overview of the new Family Violence Act 2018. Learn how the new Act aims to reduce the incidence of family violence in New Zealand. 10am-12pm, Tuesday 5 November, Takapuna | 10am-12pm, Wednesday 6 November, Onehunga
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Nov
01
Training
This workshop is for counsellors, social workers, youth workers, volunteers, teachers and health professionals in helping roles. Presenter: Andrea Black, MNZAC. Monday 18 November 2019 – Whangārei | Monday 25 November 2019 – Wellsford | Friday 6 December 2019 – Ōrewa
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Nov
01
Training
Supporting Safe Practice - Preventing Professional Dangerousness: This workshop for workers and supervisors provides an in-depth look at the concept of professional dangerousness in relation to child and family work and explores individual and organisation dangerous dynamics that can occur. 19 March 2020, Auckland | Understanding Trauma and Supporting Worker Well-being: Designed for supervisors, this workshop provides an overview of relational trauma, and then explores indirect trauma impacts on workers and ways to mitigate these in supervision. 20 March 2020, Auckland
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Oct
25
Training
Presented by Le Va. FLO Talanoa is a free suicide prevention education workshop, designed to be led by the community, for the community. It is a call to action, and aligned with Pasifika values of love, respect and reciprocity. Thursday 21 November 2019, 10am-2pm, Henderson
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