Events and Training

Community Training and Workshop Opportunities

Dealing with disclosures of sexual violence

This workshop is designed to provide practical support tools for front line workers in our community who may receive disclosures of sexual or family violence in the context of their work. Developed and delivered by experienced clinicians, the workshop explores best practice in supporting a person who has experienced harm while maintaining firm boundaries and personal safety.

Date: Friday 3rd May 2019,  9.45am to 2.30pm
Cost: $80.00 plus gst
Venue: 7 Victoria Street, Masterton
Contact: [email protected]

Family Violence Best Practice Workshop

Workshops include

  • Definitions and causes of family violence
  • Power and Control Wheels & Equality Wheels
  • Why do some men abuse partners?
  • Gender Inequalities
  • What are the signs abuse/violence is occurring
  • Effects on children
  • Why women stay
  • What do they need to be able to leave
  • Protection Orders
  • What’s helpful, what’s not

For information on next workshop contact: [email protected]

Community events and initiatives

Since 2001, ChangeAbility (formally known as SVSW) has been at the forefront of a number of educational and awareness campaigns. Each year, we actively engage in the following campaigns and events:

White Ribbon Day

Date: 25 November 2018
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Contact: [email protected]

2017 Wairarapa Bush White Ribbon Challenge

Last year we invited schools to help us raise awareness about the White Ribbon campaign by creating a 60 second video about Respectful Relationships.We will keep you informed about what campaigns we are running for White Ribbon this year

Helpful links:

Pink Shirt Day: Bully Free Me

The aim of Bully Free Me is to encourage positive social behaviour in children and young people, and to reduce the incidence of bullying. Check out the website for more information on how to change bullying behaviour and ways you can help.

Date: 26 May 2017
More Info:
Contact: [email protected]


It's Not OK

“I have learnt that I am important, no matter what anyone says.”