Blu Ripples Career Counselling for DV Survivors™ is an innovative, informative and practical Australian First Career Counselling and Development Program tailored to the individual needs of adult Domestic Violence (DV) Survivors.
Our purpose is to work together with you in a small group setting to create, build or re-establish your career by teaching you a range of core career development and planning strategies to help you achieve your career goal(s) and in turn minimising your risk of returning to a violent relationship by securing your future, independence and freedom through the attainment of employment.
CAREER COUNSELLING FOR DV SURVIVORS PROGRAM – WORKSHOP™
Blu Ripples Career Counselling for DV Survivors Workshop is an innovative, informative and practical five (5) week program (delivered 1 day per week or over 5 consecutive days), designed to empower and support adult survivors whom have permanently left their DV environment a minimum 12 months prior to undertaking the program.
Blu Ripples Career Counselling for DV Survivors Workshop aim is to provide you with a professional support structure, reliable information and resources, practical and effective career planning, development, employment skills and strategies to empower you and to optimise your chances of obtaining meaningful employment within the short to medium term and/or to secure an educational placement at a public or private institution with the view to secure meaningful employment upon completion of your chosen course.
Working together in a small group environment, our program incorporates 3 learning styles and 8 key sections combining both individual and group activities designed to systematically (step by step) engage and empower you to develop and implement a tailored and meaningful career action plan.
Specifically, the workshop will cover: –
- Baselines, triggers and mental health considerations
- Impact of domestic violence and associated unresolved triggers on our psyche and career
- Signs, symptoms of Depression, Anxiety and Stress
- Short and long term consequences of stress on our bodies
- Coping strategies
- Self-Concept, assertiveness and self -care
- Personality types* (*subject to ethical guidelines)
- SMART Goals
- Career interests, values, skills and motivators
- Labour market information
- Resumes, Selection Criteria, Cover Letters and Profiles
- Social media
- Career action planning and monitoring
Blu Ripples Career Counselling for DV Survivors Program – Workshop™ is the result of national and global research undertaken by Katherine J. Foster, Blu Ripples Founder. Katherine is a Nationally Accredited Career Development Specialist, Counsellor, HR Consultant and MBTI Practitioner