The workshop was titled: Why doesn’t she leave?: How to support victims coping with domestic violence.
- Very informative and made relevant to Lifeliners.
- Superb sharing of information – complex and emotionally fraught subject provided in a non-threatening/caring manner.
- Very enlightening and thoroughly comprehensive – thank you.
- Excellent resources, especially on risk assessment and safety planning. Will definitely use in communication with calls.
- It was fantastic, thank you very much! ☺
- It answered a lot of questions I had and gave me ways of handling callers.
- Clear explanation, handouts and discussion. Plenty of time and opportunity for discussion and questions. Very informative, well presented.
- Good presentation. Nice respectful style of presenting.
- I have found this workshop most informative and helpful. It will help me to be a better telephone counsellor. Thank you so much. Very much appreciated.
- Worthwhile day and will make use of the ideas presented.
- Most imformative, hugely helpful, great research.
- The programme was very informative.
- Great day glad I came.
- Really good workshop. Learned a lot and has been valuable.
The afternoon workshop was titled: Domestic Violence Without the Violence: Developing knowledge and skills to prevent psychological abuse and power and control over women by male partners
The all-day workshop was titled: Men’s Masculinities and Social Influences: Preventing men’s violence and control against female partners
Bronwyn – Auckland, New Zealand, May 2010
Greetings Clare, I am an experienced social worker but new to the specific area of domestic violence and found the input from the two days immensely challenging and stimulating. It provided a great opportunity to network with staff from a local Stopping Violence Programme where I am exploring a role as a support group facilitator. Thank you so much!
Jane McWillians, Counsellor – Auckland, New Zealand, May 2010
Dear Clare, WOW the seminars were amazing! I got so much out of them both personally and professionally. I really enjoyed both days which were full of excellent material and I found the group dialogue at the end of Tuesday very helpful in applying all we learned. I feel very empowered! I thank God for you. I love your insight and talent in this field so thank you very much for all the input.
Yolanda – Auckland, New Zealand, May 2010
Hi Clare, I thoroughly enjoyed what you presented and how articulate and engaging you were in presenting this. I work with women who have experienced DV and with men in a stopping violence programme and I now have some very useful ideas for my practice.
Rachel Griffin, Probation Officer – Auckland, New Zealand, May 2010
Hi Clare, The information you presented was really interesting and will be invaluable in my line of work.
Trish Goldstone, Counsellor & Team Leader – Auckland, New Zealand, May 2010
Hi Clare, I have to say that the workshop on psychological abuse was very thought-provoking and stimulating. A great presentation with lots of new information for me.
Amy – Auckland, New Zealand, May 2010
Hi Clare, Thank you very much for conducting the psychological abuse workshop. It was really informative and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Bronwyn Burrowes, Dip. Couns – Auckland, New Zealand, May 2010
Hi Clare, I found myself coming away with much food for thought. Thank you for the information you provided for us and the interactive way you helped us brainstorm the part we play in helping those suffering from psychological abuse.
I’m glad I have done this course. I’ve used the skills passed onto me and they all work brilliantly. Thank you very, very much. Emma.
A lot of issues finally got figured out for me, things that I always kind of knew but was never certain of. It changed how I approach the things I am fearful of. Lorna.
I have stood up for myself more – got better ideas of what I will and won’t tolerate. Lydia.
Clare’s teaching style is relaxing – she has a special gift – a gift to share. Louise.
Before I went to your Self-esteem for Women course – I used to be fairly grumpy and wish that something bad would happen. But now I’m more happier and people like me more. Jac.
I really enjoyed the course. For the first time since having cancer I feel positive about myself and the future. Thank you. Female Participant.
If it wasn’t for the way you dealt with my behaviour problems and aggression I would never have finished this Certificate. Male participant at Entry to Work polytechnic course
Gave me an insight about myself and the people around me, how I treat and am treated by my fellow workers. Showed me to make changes and achieve better working environment. Male staff member, Steel Can Components Ltd
Thank you Clare, I learned heaps at 64 – hadn’t realised how “cushy” my life has been. My daughter also has moved on and your Masters thesis was a help. I hope to hear some time that you have published it. Counselling client
Dear Clare, Thank you so much for being such a compassionate confidante, for showing me the wonder, beauty and strength of myself and for helping me to coax that wonderful part of me out for increasingly longer periods. You’re a gem. Counselling client
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