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Short Course in Managing Violence in Schools - Contact Tuition

Interests: Violence


This 2 day workshop provides school managers and educators with the knowledge to recognize the signs of gender-based violence, understand the causes and effects and be able to prevent and respond to circumstances of gender-based violence in their schools. Much of this violence is perpetrated against women and girls. In South African schools, 39% of girls say they have experienced some type of sexual violence. Educators experience this violence on a daily basis. It is therefore essential that school educators are equipped with the knowledge to understand the causes of violence and gender-based violence, understand the strategies for organizing and preventing violence in their school and be equipped with the resources to support learners and victims of violence.

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Who Should Enrol

Any school manager and educator working in a primary or secondary school. This course is ideal for those educators that have experienced violence or gender-based violence in their schools and would like to obtain skills to better manage it in the future.

Course Structure

A 2-day interactive contact session combined with distance education through a comprehensive self-study guide, developed by international experts in the field


  • Violence: Magnitude, Nature, Drivers and Consequences
  • Understanding Gender Based Violence
  • Violence Containment and Prevention
  • Caring about Violence within Schools
  • Counselling in Violence Centred Scenarios
  • The South African Domestic Violence Act
  • Responding to Perpetrators of GBV


To qualify for the certificate of attendance for this short course, participants should attend the workshop as well as complete assessments where applicable.