“The most extraordinary training today with Shine - world leading experts in domestic violence. It was good to learn theories behind practice and approaches.” - Shine training participant 

Shine training can be delivered to your team at your workplace, at a time convenient to you, or at our Kingsland office in central Auckland. Our trainers are all highly experienced in training and public speaking and have specialist knowledge of domestic abuse.

We usually offer three types of training

  1. General Awareness session: 1.5 - 2 hours
    The purpose of this session is to increase awareness and understanding about family violence, including prevalence, the impact on adults and children, recognising the signs and some guidelines for helping someone experiencing family violence.

  2. General Awareness and Overview of Safe Intervention: 3-4 hours
    This session increases general awareness and an understanding about family violence, including prevalence, the impact on adults and children, recognising the signs along with an overview of the 'Recognise, Respond and Refer' model of how to intervene safely with people who are experiencing family violence. 

  3. One Day Training: 6-7 hours
    The purpose of this training session is to equip participants with an in-depth understanding and the opportunity to practice the 'Recognise, Respond and Refer' model of how to intervene safely with people who are experiencing domestic violence. This model includes recognising the signs of family violence, responding empathetically and referring to family violence specialists locally and nationally.

We may be able to adapt training to meet your specific needs.
If you are interested in training for your group, please fill in this form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible to discuss your training needs and the fees for our training. Ring 09 815 4595. We have some funding available to help fund training for community organisations in Auckland.

Note: If your enquiry relates to workplace training, i.e. training staff to support other staff within your organisation who experience domestic violence, please contact our DVFREE team here

Please scroll further down to read about other types of training provided by Shine. 

Tailored training

If you are interested in tailored training, please complete and submit this form and we’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible, usually 3-5 days.

1-2 hour general awareness about family violence
Domestic violence services locally and nationally
Practising brief intervention and effective referral
Theory-based understanding of domestic violence
Legislation relating to family violence, including any recently passed
Responding to domestic violence in the LGBTTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, intersex) community within a heteronormative society
Responding to family violence within culturally diverse populations e.g. Tangata whenua and whanau ora approaches, Pasifika, Indian/Asian, Muslim
Domestic violence and people with disabilities
Technology safety – keeping safe in an interconnected society. Social media, phone, website, etc
Risk assessment in the family violence context
Intervention with offenders
High risk behaviour in the family violence context, including strangulation
Screening/routine enquiry to identify and support victims of family violence
Safety planning
Working with male victims of domestic violence
Family violence and addictions – alcohol, drugs, gambling
The relationship between family violence and pornography
The relationship between family and sexual violence
Trauma responses to family violence – physiological and psychological effects
Impact on children exposed to family violence
Working with children who’ve been exposed to family violence
Vicarious trauma from working with victims or offenders of family violence
Other (please explain in the comments section)

For urgent training enquiries, please ring 09-815-4595.


Shine training programmes

Click on a link below to find out more:

1 Day Introductory Training - Responding Effectively to Victims of Domestic Violence: For anyone interested in finding out more about domestic abuse.

2 Day Advanced Training - Domestic Violence: Safety First (Prerequisite: 1 Day Introductory Training): Aimed at professionals working in social services, health and criminal justice sectors.

DVFREE Workplace Programme: Assisting employers to create workplaces that are safe and supportive for staff experiencing domestic violence, including training for managers and ‘first responders’ within the workplace as well as consulting on HR policy and procedures and awareness raising activities.

Shine in School: Educating young people to become champions of change, by promoting safe and healthy relationships.

Shine also supports District Health Boards (DHBs) throughout NZ to deliver family violence training to their staff as part of the Ministry's Family Violence Intervention Programme (VIP). This training prepares staff to routinely screen adult female patients for domestic violence, and to respond safely and effectively to disclosures of family violence and child abuse. Shine developed and regularly updates the Ministry’s VIP training package and Trainer's Manual. Shine staff accredit DHB Family Violence Teams to deliver this training package, and Shine provides ongoing support and feedback to ensure national consistency. 

Shine has had a close working partnership with Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) since 1996, and has worked with a number of Auckland primary healthcare services (GP practices, well child providers, etc.) to provide training for staff on screening for and responding to family violence. 

“Shine has played a key role in assisting ADHB to improve our response to victims of domestic violence, both by being part of our team that prepares and supports staff to screen for family violence, and by providing critical support for many of our patients who disclose family violence. We are fortunate to work with such great partners.” - General Manager Clinical Services, ADHB 

“I feel good that I know if something happens, I can go to my friend’s house. I talk to mum more about what might happen if dad comes to our house.” 11-year-old KIDshine client