Ensuring the safety of women & children
Conference Date
13th & 14th February 2018
Sydney Boulevard Hotel
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Working with men to ensure the safety of women & children
Men play a crucial role in ending family violence. Most men are not violent and we need them to speak out and be positive role models. Men who are violent need to be able to engage with evidence-based interventions that support change.

The Working with Men to End Family Violence conference will explore how we can do this most effectively. It will also look at how we can increase collaboration, coordination and integration for better outcomes.

Learn how to:
  • Engage men in primary prevention
  • Overcome challenges around Men’s Behaviour Change Programs
  • Work with men as fathers
  • Work more effectively with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander men, their families & communities
  • Evaluate program effectiveness
  • Increase collaboration, coordination & integration
The facts:
  • The majority of perpetrators of family violence are men
  • The majority of victims of family violence are women
  • One woman is murdered almost every week by a current or former partner
Who will attend?
People with responsibility for:
  • Domestic & Family Violence Services
  • Men’s Behaviour Change Facilitation
  • Women’s Services
  • Family Services
  • Child Protection Services
  • Child/Youth Services
  • Housing/Homelessness Services
  • Policing
  • Justice/Corrections

Attend to learn:

  • Enhance primary prevention
  • Optimise Men’s Behaviour Change programs
  • Improve work with Indigenous men & communities
  • Increase collaboration, coordination & integration
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Key Speakers

Jacqui Watt
Chief Executive Officer
No To Violence
Edward Mosby
Principal Psychologist
Wakai Waian Healing
Dr Michael Flood
Associate Professor in Sociology
Queensland University of Technology
Moo Baulch
Chief Executive Officer
Domestic Violence NSW


What People Are Saying

  • Attending the conference was simply brilliant – the sharing of knowledge and experience, diversity and perspectives, genuine connection building, and taking those gems of wisdom away to grow into larger jewels.

    Joanne Smith
    UnitingCare Community & Attendee of Child-Centred Approaches to Ending Family Violence conference
  • The conference was inspiring from beginning to end. I never have been in a room with so many motivation, intelligent, welcoming people. Learnt so much.

    Karen Sturt
    Tumut Regional Family Services & Attendee of Child-Centred Approaches to Ending Family Violence conference
  • This conference was very thought provoking and gave me lots of ideas on how to work with men in the domestic violence setting.

    Liz OConnell
    Mission Australia & Attendee of Child-Centred Approaches to Ending Family Violence conference


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