As part of the NSW Government Domestic and Family Violence Blueprint for Reform 2016-2021, a $20 million Domestic & Family Violence Innovation Fund was announced in 2016. Seven projects were chosen in Round One of the Innovation Fund, including Toolbox Talks. Singleton Family Support have developed a Domestic Violence Awareness Program designed specifically for the Hunter Valley Mining Industry, aimed at addressing bystander behaviour, and creating a shift in organisational attitudes in relation to domestic and family violence.
Toolbox Talks is a prevention program aimed at raising awareness of DFV within male dominated industries, with the objective of participants being able to identify and respond appropriately to DFV. With men making up 86% of the Mining Industry, the Toolbox Talks program aims to reach men working in male dominated industries and encouraging men to speak up if they identify or suspect violence is occurring.
How does Toolbox Talks work?
The Toolbox Talks team will work closely with Mining Companies to train their Management and Staff before facilitating Toolbox Talks sessions with the workforce. The sessions will include:
- What is DFV
- The impact of DFV on women & children
- Current DFV Statistics
- How to identify DFV
- How to safely respond to DFV
- Opportunity for discussion
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Interested in Toolbox Talks for your workplace?
Toolbox Talks is a 3 year pilot project starting in October 2017. We are currently recruiting mining companies to be involved in the program. If you are interested in participating, please phone Lindsay Rutherford 0438 719 934 or email firstname.lastname@example.org