The free, two-part training has been developed by the Gender, Disaster and Financial Wellbeing project. The training focuses on providing an increased awareness of barriers to economic security for women before, in and following disasters such as bushfire, and what workers can do to address these barriers in gender-sensitive, strengths-based and trauma-informed ways.
The development of the training has been done in consultation with both impacted women and financial counsellors and capability workers in areas recovering from the Black Summer Bushfires, 2019-20.
The two-part training suite is designed to:
- increase capacity in Victorian financial counsellors and financial capability workers to support women financially prepare and recover from disasters;
- help workers further understand the economic and social conditions that put women at financial risk;
- increase intersectional feminist, strengths-based and trauma-informed practice in financial support services;
- encourage workforce preparation for working in disaster zones and creating self-care plans;
- expand and share learnings from professionals working across the Black Summer Bushfire response, as well as women clients impacted by the disaster; and
- build on the existing knowledge and skills base of financial counsellors and capability workers.
Places are limited, so please RSVP soon!
The project is funded by the Office for Women (Department of Families, Fairness and Housing), through the Bushfire Recovery Fund.
Intersectional Economics in Disaster Contexts: An introduction to why gender and Intersectionality matter for women’s economic security in disasters
Intersectional Economics in Disaster Contexts provides an understanding of intersectional, feminist approaches to financial wellbeing, while identifying the systemic barriers that impact a diverse range of women’s economic security before, during and after disasters.
This session covers:
- Gender and intersectionality, and why it matters when it comes to economic security
- Intersectional barriers to economic security that affect women before, during and after a disaster
- What works for women, and what can be done in casework to increase positive economic outcomes for all women
- How to integrate intersectionality into your work
Speakers include advocates and professionals specialising in economic security for First Nations women, migrant and refugee women and women with a disability.
- Wednesday 13 April, 1-4pm. Book here.
- Thursday 5 May, 1-4pm. Book here.
- Thursday 19 May, 1-4pm. Book here.
For any access needs for any training session please email Project Manager Catherine Connolly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Content and support:
These trainings have content about bushfire, financial abuse, family violence. If you or a client needs support around issues raised by the training you can contact:
- WIRE: WIRE’s support is available for women and gender diverse people in Victoria Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm. You can call on 1300 134 130, reach out via web chat or email (email@example.com)
- Beyond Blue: Information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health. Support line is available 24 hours. Web: www.beyondblue.org.au. Ph. 1300 224 636
- 1800 Respect: Supporting people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse. Support line is available 24 hours Web: www.1800respect.org.au/. Ph. 1800 732 732