The 3rd Annual National Family and Domestic Violence Summit will be held from Monday 13th – Tuesday 14th November, 2017 at the Radisson Blu Plaza in Sydney.
Family and domestic violence reaches every level of Australian society, and so this year, we will do the same. The 2017 National Family and Domestic Violence Summit will put a new focus on:
- Business: examining standout companies leading the way, and the importance of the workplace in violence prevention and support.
- Technology: through key experts in the field we will look at the developing roll of technology, the inherent threats, how it can facilitate abuse, how to protect yourself, and how it can help.
This will happen alongside case-studies of innovative and successful family and domestic violence programs, analysis from experts and stakeholders, and reports from police and government organisations.
The 3rd Annual National Family and Domestic Violence Summit will be the sector event: bringing together professions, advocates, survivors, scholars, executives, and citizens, crossing social boundaries and uniting with a single purpose; the prevention and end of family and domestic violence in Australia.
Post-Summit Workshops | 15 November 2017
Workshop A: Workplace Responses to Gender Based Violence 9am – 1pm
This workshop will help participants to better understand why gender based violence is a workplace issue and how to respond. Participants will learn about:
- Tactics used by perpetrators
- Trauma and other impacts of sexual assault and domestic violence
- How a traumatised person may present in the workplace
- Skills in responding compassionately to a person who has experienced sexual assault and/or domestic or family violence
- Workplace strategies to create a supportive workplace culture
This training includes accessing workplace policy, implementing safety planning for the affected employee, and risk managing any threat to the workplace. This workshop is suitable for HR personnel, managers and other leaders invested in creating cultures of respect and safety for staff impacted by gendered violence.
Workshop B: Responding with Compassion 2pm – 5pm
Completing the Responding with Compassion course will assist participants to understand the societal and individual impact of sexual assault, and how to support someone who has experienced sexual violence. The workshop will cover the following topics:
- Myths and realities of sexual assault
- Incidences of sexual assault in NSW
- Impacts of sexual assault
- “Do’s” and “don’ts” when responding to someone who has been sexually assaulted
- Getting help. Referral information to Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia and regional sexual assault services will be included in the workshop.
Workshops Facilitated by Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia
Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia is committed to delivering evidence based, best practice services for those impacted by sexual assault and domestic violence. The organisation provides 24/7 telephone counselling services for anyone in Australia who has experienced or is at risk of sexual violence, family or domestic violence and their non-offending supporters. Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia delivers high quality, engaging training programs which are underpinned by the latest research and all programs are regularly updated.
Training and consultation is provided by a team of highly skilled and experienced trainers who are qualified Psychologists, Social Workers, Clinicians and Educators. Trainers participate in extensive quality assurance processes before delivering workshops, and in ongoing professional development and mentoring. All trainers consistently receive excellent feedback from training participants for delivering content in an engaging and professional way.
Dr Hadeel Al-Alosi
Lecturer, Western Sydney University
Inspector, Logan District, Queensland Police Service
CEO, YFS Ltd
Manager, Family Violence Program; NT Correctional Services, Department of the Attorney-General & Justice
Director, NSW Health Education Centre Against Violence (ECAV)
Human Services Sector Lead, Queensland, KPMG
Executive Manager, Committees and Community Development, White Ribbon Australia
Dr Michael Flood
Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology
Community Development Manager, RSPCA NSW
Acting Senior Sergeant, Northern Territory Police
Advocate for Children with a Disability Facing Family Violence, White Ribbon Advocate
Dr Nicola Henry
Associate Professor & Vice-Chancellor's Principal Research Fellow, RMIT University
Associate Director, NSW Health Education Centre Against Violence (ECAV)
Member, Women With Disabilities Australia
Director, Family Violence and Intervention Services, Communicare Inc
Professor Louise Newman AM
Director, Centre for Women's Mental Health, Royal Women's Hospital Melbourne
General Manager NAB Assist & Valuations, National Australia Bank Limited
KPMG’s Advisory Practice and President, UN Women Australia
Executive Manager, Workplace Program, White Ribbon Australia
Manager, Perpetrator Interventions, Communicare Inc
Karen Willis OAM
Executive Officer, Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia
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