Whether a direct victim or witness, the short and long term effects of family violence on a child can have a significant impact on their development, health, wellbeing and relationships. Still, too often, the voices and perspectives of children are not included in the design and responses of systems and services.
The Child-Centred Approaches to Ending Family Violence conference will bring together senior leaders and practitioners from across Australia to discuss how the sector can be more child-centred in their responses to family violence in policy, service delivery and practice.
This conference will focus on
- Boosting workforce capability
- Improving practice & trauma informed responses across the system
- Supporting children’s healing & resilience through therapeutic interventions
- Evidence-based approaches for working with children & the whole family
- Strengthening the intersection of service responses to support the safety of children
- Embedding the voices of children in programs for fathers who use violence
Who will attend?
Representatives from NGOs, federal and state governments with responsibilities for:
- Family & Domestic Violence
- Women’s Services
- Family Support Services
- Children & Child Protection
- Men’s Behavioural Change
- Family Law & Justice
Free Pass Application
Criterion is delighted to offer a select number of free passes to non-government organisations who ordinarily would not be able to attend. To apply, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attend to learn:
- Improve trauma informed practice responses across the system
- Support children’s healing through therapeutic interventions
- Ensure age appropriate interventions & targeted support
- Strengthen the intersection of service responses to support the safety of children
- KEYNOTE: Building domestic violence-informed systems using the Safe & Together™ Model
- INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS
- Improving identification & response to family violence in antenatal care
- Program Evaluation: Restoring Childhood: Therapeutic responses to victim survivors of family violence and their children
Emeritus Professor & Author of Trauma Trails – Recreating Songlines: The transgenerational effects of Trauma in Indigenous Australia
Safe & Together Institute, USA
The Safe and Together™ Model is an internationally recognised suite of tools and interventions designed to promote the safety and well being of children through application of a perpetrator pattern based approach.
Kyle Pinto, MSW, is an Associate Director at the Safe & Together Institute. Kyle has provided training and consultation to child welfare systems, domestic violence advocates, fatherhood programs and family courts across the US and internationally. Kyle has supported frontline workers in implementing the Safe & Together model into their case practice through coaching and case consultation and has been invited by child protection systems to conduct domestic violence-informed organisational assessments and case readings.
Previously Kyle worked throughout the child welfare, criminal justice and domestic violence fields as a child protection social worker in the District of Columbia, community educator/counselor at his local women’s shelter and as a social worker for men on parole and probation. Kyle has also presented at the White Ribbon Campaign as the founder of The Men’s Initiative, a local educational program that highlights the role men play in violence prevention.
Relationships Australia Victoria
University of Melbourne
What People Are Saying
“The Conference was inspiring from beginning to end. I have never been in a room with so many motivational, intelligent, welcoming people. Learnt so much.”Case Manager, Specialist Homelessness Service, Tumut Regional Family Services Inc
“Criterion Conferences bring together theoreticians and researchers with practitioners and clinicians, meaning you get practical skills and experience alongside evidence. A refreshing combination.”Volunteer, Amnesty International Australia
“Amazing speakers providing their expertise to inform, educate and impact services and support change to women and children experiencing domestic and family violence.”Coordinator Women's Refuge, OzCare
“The guest speakers and facilitators created a safe space for attendees and the conference was well organised. An innovative group of speakers sharing new and emerging information valuable in improving practice across the Family Violence Sector in all states.”Child Support Worker, Beryl Women Inc
“This conference was inspiring and left me with a lot to think about regarding how we can improve current practices.”Counsellor/Group Worker, Rosies Place
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Child Domestic Violence Australia
2019 is the year of CDVA and raising the voice of children & young people who experience domestic and family violence. We are here to raise awareness of the impact of domestic violence on children. This impact goes through into their adult life, furthering the impact. We are here to help survivors of that abuse to find their confidence, power and peace in their life. We need support and help to bring this awareness and ask you to JOIN THE MOVEMENT and help CDVA be the hope, peace and resource for those who are suffering from the impact.
Our Story: In late 2018, my colleague Lula Dembele, CEO and founder of A Man’s Problem, and I decided to create Childhood Domestic Violence Australia ‘CDVA’. We wanted to create a peak advocacy membership org to lead change and provide a voice and support for children who live in domestic violence or adults with lived experience. This peak body will be a member led, grass roots organisation for the whole community – people with lived experience, organisations, business, individuals and government to share expertise, provide advocacy and claim this space as a collectively impactful and influential voice. Our first low key ‘litmus test’ LinkedIn callout immediately had 28,000 views and hundreds of likes converting to 100+ foundation member orgs and individuals.
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