AVERT Family Violence: Safety introduces holistic screening, risk assessments and safety planning procedures for family violence services.

Safety is based on current research and professional expertise. Gain skills and knowledge across screening practices, risk identification and conducting effective safety planning.

Participants learn more about Family DOORS (Detection of Overall Risk Screen). The Family DOORS framework helps detect and evaluate risks before they escalate, and tailor an appropriate response.

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

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 entry-level course with no assumed knowledge or necessary work experience with family and domestic violence. We recommend beginning with Fundamentals and continuing after with Safety.


  • 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

Safety is the second of two introductory courses in the AVERT Family Violence Training Suite. We recommend beginning with Fundamentals, and then to continue your journey with Safety. Move onto Behaviour Change or Children after the two foundational courses.

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