Ensuring the safety of women & children
Conference Date
13th & 14th February 2018
Location
Sydney Boulevard Hotel
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Day 1 - Tuesday 13th February, 2018

8:30
Registration, coffee & networking
9:00
Opening remarks from the Chair
Jacqui Watt
Chief Executive Officer
No To Violence
Enhancing primary prevention
9:15
CONVERSATION: The respective roles of men & women in preventing violence against women
  • The heads of Australia’s leading men’s focused organisations (one prevention and one tertiary service) will explore how men and women can work effectively together to prevent violence against women
Peterson Opio
Executive Manager of the Ambassadors and Advocates Program
White Ribbon Australia
Libby Davies
Chief Executive Officer
White Ribbon Australia
Jacqui Watt
Chief Executive Officer
No To Violence
10:15
Engaging men in the prevention of family violence
  • Case studies (from communities, sports, and campuses) of what has worked, and not worked, in prevention efforts among men
  • How to evaluate the impact of programs
  • Pointers to effective practice
Dr Michael Flood
Associate Professor in Sociology
Queensland University of Technology
11:00
Morning tea & networking
11:30
Lessons learned through the NSW Men’s Behaviour Change Pilots
  • About the Pilots
  • Overview of BaptistCare and Kempsey Family Support Services’ approaches
  • What the organisations have learned through the process
Heath Addison
Counsellor
Kempsey Family Support Services
Jen Lang
Team Leader Men’s Behaviour Change Program
BaptistCare
Elizabeth Hukins
Community Services Macarthur Cluster Manager
BaptistCare
Lived experience
12:15
Women’s voices
  • Reflections on women’s lived experience of family violence
Ceri
Survivor/Advocate
Safe Steps
Trish O'Donohue
Chief Projects Officer
Safe Steps
1:00
Networking lunch
2:00
Boosting child visibility in work with men
  • Why child visibility is so important
  • How to ensure the child is an entity in the room, whether physically present or not
  • The multi-sensory approaches you can use to do this
Andrew King
Practice Specialist, Groupwork and Community Education Manager
Relationships Australia
2:45
Addressing issues with male worker facilitation
  • Why it’s important to scrutinise male worker involvement in Men’s Behaviour Change facilitation
  • Examples of how male workers can collude and how participants can enact misogyny and abuse towards female workers
  • How to safely address these issues
Ada Conroy
Workforce Development Officer
Anthony Lekkas
Counsellor
Victorian AIDS Council
3:30
Afternoon tea & networking
4:00
Partnerships & relationships – optimal delivery principles that enhance the safety of women & children
  • Partnerships – an overview of the Engage 2 Change NSW consortium approach to the delivery of MBCP’s
  • Relationships – timely responses to reduce risks and enhance safety, structures and processes for accountability for women and children, male and female facilitation teams
  • Resulting outcomes
Louise Blackie & Heath Addison
Women’s Advocate & Counsellor
Warrina Domestic & Family Violence Specialist Services & Kempsey Family Support Services
4:45
CONVERSATION: Standing together – a conversation in collaboration
  • What’s happening right now in NSW
  • What do we gain from working together
  • What needs to change in order for change to happen
Lizette Twisleton
NSW Sector Development Coordinator
No To Violence
Moo Baulch
Chief Executive Officer
Domestic Violence NSW
5:30
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of day one

Day 2 - Wednesday 14th February, 2018

8:30
Welcome, coffee & networking
9:00
Welcome from the Chair & recap of Day One
Andrew King
Practice Specialist, Groupwork and Community Education Manager
Relationships Australia
Improving work with Indigenous men & communities
9:15
Working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander males, their families & communities
  • Working in a culturally appropriate manner
  • Elements of effective change programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males
  • The importance of working with families and communities and how to go about it
Edward Mosby
Principal Psychologist
Wakai Waian Healing
IMPROVING PRIMARY PREVENTION
10:00
Assessment practice to optimise outcomes for Men’s Behaviour Change programs
  • Key components involved in assessing men before they commence
  • How ongoing assessment is utilised by facilitators throughout program
  • The role of post program review and recommendations for ongoing interventions
Susan Elvery
Co-ordinator of the Family Safety and Relationship Education Programs
Relationships Australia
10:45
Morning tea & networking
11:15
Evaluating prevention
  • White Ribbon’s approach to evaluation and social impact measurement framework
  • What the evidence is saying – programs achieving positive social change to prevent gender-based violence and drive gender equality
  • How social impact measurement and data collection is embedded across White Ribbon’s prevention work
Megan Morris
Executive Manager, Research and Policy
White Ribbon Australia
Lisa Marini
Social Impact Coordinator
White Ribbon Australia
12:00
Engaging men in the community in primary prevention
  • About ‘Working Together with Men’ – a project that engages men in the community in primary prevention
  • How it works – for those looking to do something similar in their communities
Dr Cuong La
Manager
HealthWest Partnership
1:00
Networking lunch
Increasing collaboration, coordination & integration
2:00
‘WalkingWithDads’ – Safe & Together applied in child protection practice
  • Overview of Safe & Together and WalkingWithDads
  • The perpetrator mapping approach that is core of WalkingWithDads
  • The work done with dads to promote accountability and the partner and safety work done with mothers and children
Steven Lock
Department of Communities
Child Safety & Disability Services QLD
2:45
Perpetrator mapping for an integrated response
  • The ANROWS perpetrator pathway mapping project
  • Common pathways, complexities
  • What’s needed to achieve an integrated service system
Professor Donna Chung
Professor of Social Work & Social Policy
Curtin University
3:30
Afternoon tea & networking
4:00
A coordinated approach to Men’s Behaviour Change
  • How Men’s Behaviour Change Programs are embedded in the Specialist Domestic Violence Court Trial
  • Resulting participation and retention rates
  • Feedback from clients and partners and key learnings
Sue Lloyd
Formerly Regional Manager
Centacare Family & Relationship Services Gold Coast & Director, Fenix SOUL Consultancy
Magistrate Colin Strofield
Inspector Marc Hogan
Queensland Police
4:45
Locating Men’s Behaviour Change within an integrated response
  • Strategies to support the integration of Men’s Behaviour Change into broader service responses to perpetrators
  • Important considerations for a joined-up response including the value of motivation and the need to enhance exit planning and
Damian Green
CEO
Stopping Family Violence WA
5:30
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Conference
Workshop A: Engaging men in the primary prevention
Monday 12th February 2018, 9:00am – 12:00pm

The workshop

Efforts to engage men in preventing men’s violence against women are gaining momentum around the country and the world. Men are becoming involved as participants in education programs, audiences for social marketing, activists and advocates, community leaders, and policy makers.

This workshop will explore what we know about effective practice in engaging men in violence prevention, what works and what doesn’t and what the challenges and controversies of this work are.

Participants will leave with a better understanding of how to engage men and how to address dilemmas and difficulties.

* Refreshments provided

Price: $499 + GST

Dr Michael Flood
Associate Professor in Sociology
Queensland University of Technology
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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