FRSA Webinars

FRSA now hosts webinars presented by influential members of the family and relationship sector.

Upcoming webinars – Coming soon

Past Webinars

FRSA revisted presentations from the FRSA National Conference 2022 via a lunchtime webinar series during September 2022.

Familial Abuse and Psychosocial Risk Factors in Older First Nations Peoples and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds | Thursday 29 September 2022 | 12:30PM-1:00PM AEST | Presenter: Anna Gillbard, UnitingCare

This presentation shared data collected by an elder abuse helpline in Queensland was analysed to compare the types of abuse and risk factors of alleged victims from ATSI, CALD and Other (non-ATSI or CALD cases) backgrounds. Differences in patterns of abuse and reporting were found. Rates of trauma, level of English, income and wealth were found to differ as a function of ethnicity group. Between-group differences were also observed for alleged perpetrators with regards to age, income, wealth, substance abuse and trigger factors for the abuse.

Developing a better understanding of risk factors for ATSI and CALD victims and the alleged perpetrators can help to provide information to provide more targeted responses for both awareness raising activities and intervention strategies.

Effective use of Telehealth Delivery in Supporting Children After Separation: Challenges and Solutions | Wednesday 21 September 2022 | 12:30PM-1:00PM AEST | Presenters: Melanie Weinstock & Josette Gardiner, Better Place Australia

The Supporting Children After Separation Program (SCASP), delivered by Better Place Australia, provides counselling to children and young people, 5 to 18 years old from separated families.

This presentation will explore the challenges SCASP practitioners have experienced in the transition to online counselling during COVID-19. Challenges have included assessing safety for telehealth sessions where high conflict is present as well as remotely navigating the dynamics of separated and blended families. It is important to then explore some solutions the program has discovered.

Socially connecting during a socially distancing pandemic | Wednesday 7 September 2022 | 12:30PM-1:00PM AEST | Presenter: Lucy Louca, PRONIA

During Melbourne’s extended COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions through their Family Relationship Program, PRONIA attended to an unparalleled number of calls for help, including from many who had never used the services before.

The presentation will draw on experiences gained in transitioning face-to-face services and programs to telephone service, and the challenges faced and benefits gained. Additional challenges faced within the counselling context will also be presented; these include unfamiliarity with the counselling process and historic trauma, not previously disclosed.

Leading Through Uncertainty

Friday, 24 April 2020, 11:30am – 12:30pm AEST

Frequently Asked Questions

A webinar is a seminar that you can attend online, also known as an online seminar. It is a live presentation that is viewed online that enables participants in different geographical locations to receive the same message, at the same time.

Select the Webinar you wish to register for. Add your details in at the registration page. The page will indicate whether payment is required or if the webinar is free.

It is important that e-mail addresses are typed accurately so the information can be delivered.

Note: If payment is required, please make payment 24 hours prior to webinar start time to ensure payment/registration has been processed.

Upon receipt of your registration, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with sign-in instructions and session code.

In days prior to meeting, ensure that your computer is ready to access webinar, links will be emailed

About 15 minutes ahead of the meeting, sign onto Webinar (link will be e-mailed),

Follow the Webinar directions and you are ready for your meeting.

Registrations will close once the attendance limit has been reached.

Yes, unless the webinar is a live-only event (stated in event description) we will be recording the webinar and will post the video recording and slides online afterwards. We’ll send out an email to all registrants after the webinar with a link to the video and slides. Or you can register to watch the webinar on demand on the webinar event webpage.

During the actual Webinar, the presenter will show information via slides and/or videos of the chosen topic and simultaneously hear the presenter.

Participants may ask a question at any time by typing into the comments field on the webinar page.

Questions will only be seen by presenters and webinar manager.

No, your webcam and microphone are turned off towards the host. When joining the webinar, you will automatically be muted.

Yes – they will be emailed to you.

We would love to hear your suggestions. Please get in touch using our contact form.

Systems Requirements


  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 and up
  • Firefox 1.x and up
  • Google Chrome 8.x and up
  • Opera 7.11 and up
  • Safari 5.05 and up
  • AOL 9 (*AOL 9 web browser is not supported in our event registration)

Operating Systems

  • Windows 7 and up
  • MAC OS X 10.4 and up
  • Linux (application sharing is not available)
  • Android 2.2
  • IOS (for iPhone 4 and up – iPad)

Internet connections

  • Required: A fast broadband connection, with 384 kbps or more recommended
  • Required: Microphone and speakers, with a USB headset recommended

Trouble shooting

If you are experiencing trouble joining the meeting, please contact us.