Family violence response training programme

Developed and designed specifically for community professionals, family violence practitioners, social agencies, and organisations that serve communities.

Shine RESPOND family violence response training includes a range of specialist training options. Our knowledge and experience that comes from 30 years of working with people experiencing family violence, and nearly as long working with people using family violence, are the foundation for our training programmes.  Our training is sector-leading, innovative and contemporary; and delivered in an engaging, interactive and practical way by highly regarded professional facilitators.

“developed, designed and delivered by the experts on family violence”

Participants can enter at Level 1 Introductory Training and progress to Level 3 Advanced Training and Specialist Topic Days. Those with existing experience and knowledge can select the level at which they enter the training programme. 

Please complete the form below with any enquiries or email the Shine RESPOND team directly on trainer@2shine.org.nz.

All trainings are aligned with Te Aorerekura: National Strategy to Eliminate Family Violence and Sexual Violence, released by the Joint Venture Business Unit 2021.

Community Professionals Training Programme

Shine RESPOND training may meet your needs if:

  • You work, or come into contact with people who may be experiencing family violence.
  • You are a professional or a community worker in social services, justice, health, education, a government agency or NGO.
  • You work in and with the community, ie, for an organisation in the community.

Shine RESPOND training

Shine RESPOND training dates



Date to suit by arrangement


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One Day Introductory Training
$360+GST pp



  • Tuesday 16th & Wednesday 17th April 2024, 9am - 12:30 pm
  • Tuesday 20th & Wednesday 21st August 2024, 9am - 12:30 pm

In-Person (Auckland): 

  • Tuesday 13th of February 2024, 9am - 4pm
  • Tuesday 9th of April 2024, 9am - 4pm
  • Thursday 13th of June 2024, 9am - 4pm
  • Tuesday 3rd of September 2024, 9am - 4pm
  • Thursday 10th of October 2024, 9am - 4pm


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One Day Foundational Skills Training
$360+GST pp


In-Person (Auckland):

  • Tuesday 5th March 2024, 9am - 4pm
  • Thursday 9th May 2024, 9am - 4pm
  • Thursday 8th August 2024, 9am - 4pm
  • Tuesday 5th November 2024, 9am - 4pm


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Two Day Advanced Training
$830+GST pp


In-Person (Auckland):

  • Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th July 2024, 9am - 4pm
  • Tuesday 22nd & Wednesday 23rd October 2024, 9am - 4pm

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Specialist Day - Working with Men who use Violence
$415+GST pp


In-person (Auckland):

  • Thursday 19th September 2024, 9am to 4pm


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Specialist Day - Working with Children Experiencing Family Violence
$415+GST pp


In-person (Auckland):

  • Thursday 4th September 2024, 9am to 4pm


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If cost is a barrier to offering this training to your organisation, please chat to us about options that may be available.

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Note: If you are looking for workplace training options, ie, training key staff to support employees who experience domestic violence, or training staff to respond to customers experiencing domestic violence, please visit our DVFREE section or contact our DVFREE team here.

Shine RESPOND community training – expression of interest

Shine RESPOND community training – expression of interest

Complete this form to enquire about options for in-house training that can be delivered almost anywhere in New Zealand.  We’ll get back in touch usually within 3-5 days.

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