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.
Gender, Disaster and Financial Wellbeing: Providing gender sensitive, strength based service to women before, in, and following Disasters
Gender, Disaster and Financial Wellbeing builds on and shares learnings from professionals working across Black Summer Bushfire response, and focuses on providing services to improve economic security for women before, in and following disasters in gender sensitive, strengths-based and trauma-informed ways.
Gender, Disaster and Financial Wellbeing includes:
- Gender and Disaster – understanding how gender roles impact and affect women’s economic safety in before, during and after Disaster
- Components of preparation for both service provider and service user
- Components of response for both service provider and service user
- Integrating Intersectionality into your work
- Worker resources to assist women consider their financial and insurance situation in preparation, and practical checklists for use in response work
- Speakers include financial counsellors working in Black Summer recovery zones
- Fridays 15 April, 1-4pm. Book here.
- Friday 6 May, 1-4pm. Book here.
- Friday 20 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