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MARAM Collaborative Practice

Collaborative Practice Training

In our training you will explore how to contribute to risk assessment and how to collaborate for ongoing risk management through respectful and sensitive engagement with victim survivors, information sharing, referral and secondary consultation.  This is not risk assessment training, but forms an integral component of the MARAM suite of training for professionals responding to family violence.

We run a Collaborative Practice Training session every month. See our Training Calendar for dates of when training is being run next.

Collaborative Practice Forums (or Communities of Practice)

BPIFVP’s Collaborative Practice Forums (or Communities of Practice) bring together practitioners that want a greater understanding of embedding the MARAM Framework and Information Sharing Schemes. With the focus of sharing resources, strategies and knowledge, these forums provide group member involvement and reflection.  The benefits from attending these forums include the opportunity to network with other organisations within a specific service area, engage collaborative practice, negotiate shared understanding, promote exploration of challenges, explore the implementation and alignment of the MARAM/ISS, and share resources and additional information on the forum topic.

We run a Communities of Practice every month. See our Training Calendar for dates of our next CoPs.

MARAM Collaborative Practice Training FAQ

What is MARAM Collaborative Practice Training?

The MARAM Collaborative Practice training focuses on both collaborative practice and the foundational aspects of MARAM that enable collaboration. The training enables professionals to contribute to risk assessment and collaborate for ongoing risk management, through  respectful and sensitive engagement with victim survivors, information sharing, referral and secondary consultation.

Who should come to this training?

The training is available to all professionals who respond to family violence in the Bayside Peninsula Region. While relevant to professionals from prescribed and non-prescribed organisations, given the availability of other MARAM training at the time of its release, the training is best suited to professionals from Tiers 2, 3 and 4 of the Victorian Government Responding to Family Violence Capability Framework (2017). This training is designed for practitioners, but is also useful for team leaders and managers who are responsible for embedding MARAM within organisations and through external partnerships. Organisations should be guided by Family Safety Victoria resources in determining the relevant roles, responsibilities and training requirements of their staff.

What are the learning outcomes for this training?

Participants who attend the training will be able to:

  • Describe the MARAM Framework including responsibilities that drive collaborative practice across the service system
  • Apply the four elements of structured professional judgement to their practice
  • Outline how information sharing can enhance collaborative practice
  • Outline their responsibilities under the MARAM and information sharing reforms
  • Describe what collaborative practice is and differentiate between practice, organisational and system enablers
  • Apply intersectionality to enhance practice by examining personal privileges and oppressions
  • Explain how to use collaborative practice to maintain perpetrator visibility
  • Apply knowledge of evidence based risk factors
  • Plan strategies to ensure a safe and respectful environment for all victim survivors including children
  • Develop a collaborative risk management plan
  • Implement effective processes for secondary consultation and referral within the local service system.
Which of the MARAM Responsibilities does the training cover?

The training aligns with the MARAM Foundation Knowledge Guide and the following responsibilities:

  • Responsibility 1: Respectfully and sensitively engage with service users
  • Responsibilities 5 & 6: Information sharing with other services (as authorised by legislation), secondary consultation and referral
  • Responsibilities 9 &10: Contribute to coordinated collaborative risk management including ongoing assessment.
Should I come to this training instead of the other MARAM training?

No. This is NOT risk assessment training. You will also need to attend other MARAM training relevant to your role. MARAM training will be delivered by government departments (‘Brief & Intermediate’ and ‘Screening & Identification’) and by Safe+Equal (Comprehensive and Leading Alignment).

I have attended other MARAM training. Is this still training still relevant to me?

Yes. The MARAM Collaborative Practice training sits alongside the other MARAM modules. It does not replicate the content of the other sessions, but enhances professional’s understanding of collaborative practice under the MARAM.

Are there any prerequisites for attending the training?

Yes. In attending this training, it is expected you will have:

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