In AVERT Family Violence: Children learn about the mental, physical and social impacts that experiencing or witnessing family and domestic violence (FDV) has on children and young people.

 The course includes:

  • How children are exposed to violence
  • Contexts to consider in response to family and domestic violence
  • Working with parents
  • Impacts on mental, physical and social wellbeing of children and young people
  • Responding to children and young people, safety and reporting
  • Myths about children and young people, relating to family and domestic violence

Gain an understanding of how age, developmental level and other context affects young people’s responses to FDV.

Learn about how children and young people are exposed to FDV and how to best work with parents.

Explore how this demographic may disclose information and how best to respond to children and young people experiencing or being exposed to violence.

Upon completion of the course, participants are issued with a Certificate of Completion for AVERT Family Violence: Children.

If you are intending to use AVERT Family Violence for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points, please check with your relevant professional body about their CPD guidelines.


This is an intermediate-level course. It is recommended participants complete the AVERT Family Violence Fundamentals and Safety online courses prior to commencing this course. Equivalent training and/or professional work experience will be useful but not essential.


  • The course will take approximately X hours to complete
  • Start at any time and work at your own pace
  • You can save your progress and return any time.


  • Free

Your learning | Complete AVERT Family Violence

Children is a specialised stream in the AVERT Family Violence Training Suite. It is recommended the participants complete the Fundamentals and Safety online courses prior to commencing this course. Another course you may wish to complete is the Behaviour Change.

Anyone is welcome to move onto Behaviour Change and Children. These courses are excellent for those who either work with individuals who use violence or with children and young people. However, this knowledge benefits everyone. Those in the health, wellbeing, education, government, police and corrections, community and law sectors will find this content especially helpful.

AVERT Family Violence Training Suite
Fundamentals | History and Impact of Family Violence
Safety | Holistic Screening and Safety Planning
Behaviour Change | Working with People Who Use ViolenceChildren | Working with Children and Young People
More | Further professional development training