The Australasian
In partnership with No to Violence
Conference Date
22nd & 23rd May 2019
Location
Bayview Eden Melbourne
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Day 1 - Wednesday 22nd May, 2019

8:00
Registration, coffee & networking
8:30
Welcome to Country
8:45
Opening remarks
Jacqui Watt
Chief Executive Officer
No To Violence
9:00
Opening Address
Kate Fitz-Gibbon
Senior Lecturer & Lead Researcher, Monash Gender & Family Violence Prevention Centre
Monash University
9:30
PANEL DISCUSSION: National developments

Senior thought-leaders in the sector are invited to share national developments and key work being done to end men’s family violence. Key discussions include State and Territory developments and policy scan.

Rob Hulls
Director
Centre for Innovative Justice, RMIT University
Andrew Day
Enterprise Professor, Criminology
University of Melbourne
Desmond Campbell
Project Officer, Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy
Anti-Discrimination Commission, Northern Territory
Patty Kinnersly
Chief Executive Officer
Our Watch
Patrick O'Leary
Professor of Social Work, School of Human Services and Social Work, Griffith Criminology Institute
Griffith University
10:30
Morning tea & networking
Stream A - Justice and mandated clients
11:00
Risk Needs Responsivity

This session will showcase NSW and NZ risk-needs response models.

  • NSW Showcase –
    Lizette Twisleton, NSW Sector Development Manager, No To Violence
    Nick Wilkinson, Senior Policy and Projects Officer, NSW Department of Justice
  • NZ Showcase
12:00
Placing Children at the centre of reparative work with fathers who use violence
  • Embedding the voices of children within programs for fathers who use violence using digital technology
  • Using the digital stories made by children as part of their whole of family and reparative approach to fathers who use violence
Dr Katie Lamb
Director
Counterpoint Advisory
12:15
PANEL DISCUSSION: Justice-funded innovation trials

Panel members will deliver a 5-minute presentation / blurb about their project highlighting the content they work in.

  • Perpetrators who are father
  • Multi-agency response to support behavioural change
  • LGBTQI perpetrators
  • Men’s cultural healing
1:00
Networking lunch
2:00
Restorative Justice: what is it, why would we do it?
2:45
Restorative Justice in practice

This session will explore trial projects working with adolescent perpetrators and perpetrators in the justice system.

Stream B - National/International Approach
11:00
NTV’s Australia-wide vision for keeping women and children safer
Shirleen Campbell
Co-coordinator
Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety Group
Jim Allen
Program Manager Family Violence
Anglicare Victoria
Jacqui Watt
Chief Executive Officer
No To Violence
Peter Lauritsen
Chief Magistrate
Magistrates Court of Victoria
Anita Morris
Family Violence Principal Practitioner
Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria
12:00
The Caledonian System- An integrated intervention model for ending men’s family violence
  • The Scottish political context and the gendered analysis – how the Government came on board
  • The Caledonian integrated model of intervention
  • The approach to work with men, with women and with children
Rory Macrae
National Coordinator, The Caledonian System
Scotland Government
1:00
Networking lunch
2:00
Community Healing & Rebuilding Pilot Program
  • Integrating a trauma-informed approach into a gender-transformative, community mobilisation program
  • Providing Circle Members with the knowledge and skills required to examine the impact of their behaviour on their relationships and community
  • Equipping parents/caregivers with the knowledge to create safe  environments for children
  • Empowering communities to identify and address the issues that foster violence in their communities
Diane Anton
Outreach Officer, Gender Justice Program
Oxfam Papua New Guinea
Alison Barclay
Director
Collective Action
2:45
Aboriginal Community-led initiatives
  • Building capacity for communities to work safely with men who use violence
  • Delivering men’s behaviour change programs to regional and remote Aboriginal communities
Jack Bulman
Chief Executive Officer
Mibbinbah
Kyalie Moore
Manager, Midwest Services
Communicare
Janis Constable
Research & Engagement Consultant
No To Violence
3:30
Afternoon tea & networking
4:00
Boys as victims, men as prevention leaders; why it’s important for men to be part of the conversation to break the domestic violence cycle
  • A personal reflection of growing up in a family as an Aboriginal male and exposed to domestic violence
  • How my upbringing affected my personal relationships
  • The role Aboriginal men play in breaking the domestic and family violence cycle
Desmond Campbell
Project Officer, Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy
Anti-Discrimination Commission, Northern Territory
4:40
Close of Day One
Workshop C: Working with the whole family: supporting family members while working with men who use family violence
Wednesday 22nd May 2019, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

The workshop

The need for safety and freedom of those directly impacted by a perpetrator’s use of domestic and family violence must be at the centre of every perpetrator intervention design and delivery.  This workshop will explore how practice with men who use family violence can be informed by those impacted by his behaviour. In this workshop, participants will clarify the purpose of working with the whole of family and answer practice questions.

Attend and learn:

  • Who is the client?
  • What are the risks involved in this practice, and how do we respond?
  • How does the knowledge of the family’s experience impact on the work with men?

*Refreshments provided

Price: $499 + GST

Michelle Perry
Practice Development Manager
No to Violence
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Day 2 - Thursday 23rd May, 2019

8:45
Welcome, coffee & networking
9:00
Opening keynote
9:45
PANEL DISCUSSION: Changing systems & practice that allow violence to occur

This panel will discuss how we can end domestic and family violence by changing the structures that enable violence to occur. It will look at systemic issues, social/cultural considerations, barriers to accessing services and how we can better hold perpetrators accountable.

Daryl Gregory
Founder & Board Chair
He Waka Tapu
Anne-lise Ah-fat
Co-Founder
Undercurrent
10:30
Morning tea & networking
Stream C – Community led interventions
11:00
Men’s readiness & engagement

Start of change: Mapping engagement with male perpetrators of violence

  • Knowledge gaps that exist around intake and assessment practices within Men’s Behaviour Change Programs
  • The findings highlight the importance of engaging with practitioners to help inform the Victorian Government’s investment in the development and implementation of MBCP
  • Providing an evidence base for improvements to support practitioners and boost capacity for behavioural impact
  • Treatment readiness for men who have used family violence

presented by Helen Forster

Treatment readiness for men who have used family violence

presented by Matt Addison

Helen Forster
Policy and Research Specialist, Emerging Focus Areas
Good Shepherd Australia and New Zealand
Matt Addison
Policy and Research Officer
No to Violence
11:45
Showcase of Perpetrator Intervention Trials

Unpacking project learnings, challenges and opportunities to date

  • Motivation for change: newly arrived migrants and refugees –
    Roshan Bhandary & Ali Hussain, InTouch Multi Cultural Centre Against Family Violence
  • A better way for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal fathers
  • Men with Cognitive Impairment –
    Dr Karen Parker & Dr Adrian Shultz, Men’s Behaviour Change Group, Peninsula Health 
  • Women who use force in intimate relationships
1:00
Networking Lunch
2:00
Community-led initiatives in the ACT

Breaking the cycle of violence: How do we work with young men who use violence?

Room4Change residential program

  • Keeping women and children’s safety at the core of men’s behavior change
  • Brief overview of the Room4Change program
  • Key learnings of having a men’s behavior change program sit within a DFV specialist service
Martin Fisk
Chief Executive Officer
Menslink
Nina Birkl
Team Leader Room4Change
Domestic Violence Crisis Service
Dearne Weaver
Director of Client Services
Domestic Violence Crisis Service
Stream D - National/International Approach
11:00
Moving our thinking from violence & abuse to healing & healthy Whanau (families)
  • Maori indigenous peoples of Aotearoa New Zealand
  • 30 years of working in community, prisons and homes of Māori men and their families
  • Whakawhanaungatanga -the importance of good engagement and relationship building
  • Indigenous models of practise that invite men to think about change and their personal moemoea (dreams)
Daryl Gregory
Founder & Board Chair
He Waka Tapu
11:45
Engagement – creating the conditions for behaviour change to stick

Motivation to engage and remain engaged in behaviour change is one of the perennial challenges facing providers. Drop-out and non-completion is equated to more serious harm. Doing the ground work during assessment to set up the conditions for good engagement is related to program completion. Program completion is linked to better outcomes. This workshop will explore the following areas:

  • Engagement conversations that build motivation for change
  • Understanding how to work in a way that does not active defensiveness – what we have learnt from neuro-science
  • Agenda mapping – bring four voices into the room who have a vested interested in what work is undertaken
  • Retaining focus and motivation throughout interventions
Ken McMaster
Director
HMA
1:00
Networking lunch
2:00
Asia Pacific Programs

This session will explore programs happening across the Asia-Pacific to advance gender equity.

3:15
Afternoon tea & networking
3:45
CLOSING PANEL DISCUSSION: How do we create a practice network across our region?
  • Addressing urgent needs & priorities
  • How can we drive change? – the ‘who’ and the ‘how’
  • Forging strong partnerships between services
  • How can NTV support and resource greater collaboration between services?
  • How do we mitigate risk?
Dr Manjula O’Connor
Chair, Family Violence Psychiatry Network
Royal Australian New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
Jacqui Watt
Chief Executive Officer
No To Violence
Tracey Gaudry
Chief Executive Officer
Respect Victoria
Glenn Davies
Senior Development Specialist, Gender, Disability and Social Inclusion
Coffey
4:30
Closing remarks
James McCarthy
Chair
No To Violence
4:45
Close of conference
Workshop D: Working in family violence services with lived experience
Thursday 23rd May 2019, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

The workshop
This workshop is specifically tailored for those practitioners who carry lived experience of sexual and/or domestic and family violence. At NTV we recognise self-care is a key aspect of looking after our workers and that in addition there may be particular challenges for some working in the family violence sector. The workshop will explore how a strengths based trauma informed response to working with lived experience can inform and enhance practice. The workshop will provide a safe space to share with others what the particular challenges are for you as practitioners..

Key takeaways

  • We will work with practices designed to increase resilience and identify re-traumatisation when it occurs
  • Work through strategies and options for strengthening self care both for individuals and in organisations

*Refreshments provided

Price: $499 + GST

Lizette Twisleton
NSW Sector Development Manager
No to Violence
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Workshop A: The Caledonian System: Learnings from an integrated model for ending male violence
Tuesday 21st May 2019, 9:00am - 12:00pm

The workshop

The Caledonian System is a ground-breaking model developed in Scotland that combines a court mandated men’s program with support services for women and children who have been affected by their violence. The Caledonian model has shown to improve men’s ability to control their behaviour and reactions and made their partners feel safer.

Join Rory for this interactive workshop, which will give you an introduction to the Caledonian System and a thorough foundational understanding of the practice component of the model.

Attend and learn how:

  • The program helps men change their behaviour through direct intervention
  • Approaches to reduce re-offending through engagement with women and children affected by men’s violence
  • The model increases and upholds the safety of women and their children
  • How risk is managed through service integration and collaboration

*Refreshments provided

Price: $499 + GST

Rory Macrae
National Coordinator, The Caledonian System
Scotland Government
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Workshop B: Key knowledge & skills when working with men using abuse & violence
Tuesday 21st May 2019, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The Workshop

This workshop attends to the knowledge base and skills ‘toolkit’ required for facilitators and will benefit others working directly with men using abuse and violence in their families. Drawing from adult blended learning techniques and action oriented activities this workshop will guide participants through contemporary practice in men’s behaviour change work and the primary use of group work as the key delivery of interventions in men’s behavioural change work.

Attend and learn how to:

  • Innovative ways of ‘doing’ group work
  • Use action oriented split group and pairing activities specific for this client cohort
  • Positive ways to address resistance
  • Key skills to increase perception suspension
  • Safety planning techniques to apply in every session

*Refreshments provided

Price: $499 + GST

Tori Cooke
Practice Specialist Family Violence and Child Safety
Relationships Australia Victoria
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Workshop C: Working with the whole family: supporting family members while working with men who use family violence
Wednesday 22nd May 2019, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

The workshop

The need for safety and freedom of those directly impacted by a perpetrator’s use of domestic and family violence must be at the centre of every perpetrator intervention design and delivery.  This workshop will explore how practice with men who use family violence can be informed by those impacted by his behaviour. In this workshop, participants will clarify the purpose of working with the whole of family and answer practice questions.

Attend and learn:

  • Who is the client?
  • What are the risks involved in this practice, and how do we respond?
  • How does the knowledge of the family’s experience impact on the work with men?

*Refreshments provided

Price: $499 + GST

Michelle Perry
Practice Development Manager
No to Violence
Register Now
Workshop D: Working in family violence services with lived experience
Thursday 23rd May 2019, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

The workshop
This workshop is specifically tailored for those practitioners who carry lived experience of sexual and/or domestic and family violence. At NTV we recognise self-care is a key aspect of looking after our workers and that in addition there may be particular challenges for some working in the family violence sector. The workshop will explore how a strengths based trauma informed response to working with lived experience can inform and enhance practice. The workshop will provide a safe space to share with others what the particular challenges are for you as practitioners..

Key takeaways

  • We will work with practices designed to increase resilience and identify re-traumatisation when it occurs
  • Work through strategies and options for strengthening self care both for individuals and in organisations

*Refreshments provided

Price: $499 + GST

Lizette Twisleton
NSW Sector Development Manager
No to Violence
Register Now
Workshop E: Working with men’s shame – the window to respectful engagement
Friday 24th May 2019, 9:00am - 12:00pm

The workshop

This workshop will explore “Shame” and how this powerful emotion impacts our efforts to engage men who have been violent. Varied perspectives will clearly illustrate the links between shame and violence: the ways shame becomes evident (through denial, blame, justification, minimisation, self-punishment and/or restorative action) and the importance of recognising and appropriately addressing this experience in these men. Through experiential learning and activities, concepts and strategies that have been useful in working with shame will be presented providing attendees opportunity for both self-reflection and skill development in order to more ethically address this profoundly human experience.

Key takeaways:

  • An understanding for the nature of shame – and how attending to shame is key in addressing men’s violence
  • Strategies for ethically and respectfully engaging men who have used violence by noticing and supporting them to responsibly attend to their shame
  • An invitation to critically reflect upon our own practices of encouraging men’s behaviour change and how we manage our own shame

*Refreshments provided

Price: $499 + GST

Mark Kulkens MAPS
Clinical Psychologist
The Best You Can Be
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Key Speakers

Jacqui Watt
Chief Executive Officer
No To Violence
Rory Macrae
National Coordinator, The Caledonian System
Scotland Government
Desmond Campbell
Project Officer, Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy
Anti-Discrimination Commission, Northern Territory
Diane Anton
Outreach Officer, Gender Justice Program
Oxfam Papua New Guinea