eLearning Forum - Family Violence Education

Werry Workforce Whāraurau are proud to be able to offer a series of online trainings. These eLearning Forums

provide an opportunity for ongoing education and connection for the ICAMH, AOD, NGO and PHO sectors


Presenter: Family Violence Education (Margaret Fitzgibbon/Jacki Rowles and Diana Rattray from SHINE)
Facilitator: Dr. Bronwyn Dunnachie

Presentation: Family Violence Education

Shine (Safer Homes in New Zealand Everyday) is a specialist domestic violence charity established in 1990. Shine provides a range of specialist domestic violence services, all with the primary aim of supporting people experiencing domestic violence to become safe. These include services for adults and children experiencing abuse, and men who’ve perpetrated domestic violence, as well as a range of training and education services which includes our DVFREE workplace programme.

Margaret Fitzgibbon has been a DVFREE Coordinator and Senior Trainer for Shine since June 2019. Margaret has over 20 years of experience working in not-for-profit organisations as a trainer and coach for adult learners. Her various roles have involved the building of capacity of families; programme management and community development, and community consultation and integration. Throughout these roles she has worked directly with families experiencing domestic violence, and has recognized that education is a vital part of a multi-faceted community approach to create violence-free communities. Previously, Margaret worked for HIPPY (Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters) for 17 years, most recently as a Manager for Great Potentials Foundation/HIPPY NZ, training, supporting and advising 41 HIPPY Site Coordinators throughout New Zealand. During this time she developed a comprehensive training package for HIPPY NZ and completed a Graduate Diploma in Higher Education.

Jacki Rowles is a Senior Trainer for DVFREE and Shine. She has worked extensively in the area of family violence, as well as restorative justice, counselling, group facilitation and coaching. Jacki spent eight years at North Harbour Living Without Violence, in clinical and counselling roles working with women and children who experienced domestic violence, including as the Children’s Programme Coordinator, as well as working with women who used violence against their partners. Jacki has also worked for a number of years with corporates as a Trainer and Executive Coach providing personal and professional development programmes through the Institute of Management New Zealand (IMNZ), and as a coach for Massey University MBA students. During this time she became New Zealand’s locally qualified Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness trainer of the Google-born ‘Search Inside Yourself’ Programme. She has an undergraduate degree in Education and a Masters Degree in Art Therapy.

Diana Rattray is the Acting Manager of the Education and Training Team for Shine. She is an educator for the Violence Intervention Programme for the ADHB based at Te Puaruruhau in Grafton. Diana has experience working in community leadership, adult education as well as holding a variety of governance roles in the not for profit sector over the last 25 years. She has degrees in Psychology and Theology and is an alumni of the Leadership New Zealand Programme.




Weekly eLearning Forum Thursday 18 June, 10:00 to 11:30