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 will support change. This conference will bring together people from all over the country who are doing work in this space – or wanting to do work in this space – to explore how this can be achieved.
- One woman is murdered almost every week in Australia by a current or former partner
- Women are the majority of victims in intimate partner violence
- Men are the majority of perpetrators of intimate partner violence
WHO WILL ATTEND?
- Domestic/Family Violence
- Children/Child Protection
- Men’s Behaviour Change
- Violence Prevention
- Mental Health
- Drug and Alcohol
- Representatives of the Government, Community, Police and Justice sectors with responsibility for:
Attend to learn:
Improve primary prevention strategies
Enhance knowledge of interventions
Increase your understanding of perpetrator accountability work
Contribute to the agenda for change
2015 Australian of the Year
Family violence campaigner Rosie Batty is the 2015 Australian of the Year and the Pride of Australia’s National Courage Medal recipient.
Rosie is a leader in the crusade against domestic violence and has turned her personal tragedy into a fight to help others.
Rosie’s name became synonymous with the words courage and resilience. Only hours after her son’s life was tragically taken, Rosie gave voice to many thousands of victims of domestic violence who had until then remained unheard.
Rosie Batty rose above her personal tragedy and the great loss of her 11 year old son, Luke, who was the victim of domestic violence at the hands of his father in a very public assault.
Rosie’s ability to articulate the train of events that had led to this tragedy, has demonstrated the wider implications of her experience.
Rosie continues to champion efforts in the fight against domestic violence and along with the former Victorian Police Chief Ken Lay, Rosie has been named as the founding members of an advisory panel on preventing violence against women.
Her public speaking appearances are a remarkable story of resilience, courage, inspiration and making a difference.
Rosie’s incredible strength and selfless efforts are an inspiration to many people.
NO TO VIOLENCE - MEN’S REFERRAL SERVICE
Previous work experience includes being CEO of two peak bodies advocating for Community Housing – one in Scotland and one in Victoria – and a year as Director of Client Services at Anglicare. Jacqui has experience in the fields of alcohol and drugs, mental health, disability and social housing gained over the last 30 years.
Whilst working as a consultant Jacqui provided strategic advice to Boards, facilitated stakeholder engagement and chaired Think Tanks for both government and NGO’s. Whilst at KPMG in 2012 Jacqui facilitated the statewide consultation of social housing tenants and housing support organisations.
With skills in change management and leadership development, Jacqui is committed to supporting people and organisations to resolve complex social issues.
Jacqui is current Secretary of Organisation Development Australia, a member of ACFE (Adult, Continuing and Further Education) Council for Loddon Murray and a Council member of ACSO.”
University of Wollongong
Dr Michael Flood is an Associate Professor in Sociology and an internationally recognised researcher on men, masculinities, and violence prevention. He has made a significant contribution to scholarly and community understanding of men’s and boys’ involvements in preventing violence against women and building gender equality. Dr Flood has had a wide-ranging involvement in education and advocacy related to men, gender, and violence. He has contributed to social change campaigns, worked with sporting and military organizations, participated in international expert meetings, and shaped national prevention frameworks.
Tarang Chawla is a Melbourne-based writer, who has been actively campaigning against the scourge of men’s violence against women since his 23-year-old sister, Nikita Chawla, was murdered in 2015. Tarang has pledged to work until there is #NotOneMoreNiki.
Tarang envisions a violence-free society and works closely with Our Watch, White Ribbon, safe steps Family Violence Response Centre, InTouch and No To Violence.
Tarang is a Board Member of the Victorian State Government’s Victim Survivor Advisory Council; writes and speaks regularly across Australian and Asia Pacific media on men’s violence against women and was nominated for Young Australian of the Year.
QUT’s Graduate Certificate in Domestic Violence is fully online and is designed for frontline workers, policy developers and any professionals who come into contact with domestic violence victims or perpetrators. You will learn about the dynamics and types of abuse, prevalence and contributing factors. The course ensures you’re confident with techniques for working with victims of abuse, including risk assessments and constructing safety plans. Develop specialised knowledge of violence against pregnant women and the relationship between child maltreatment and domestic violence. You don’t need a degree to apply and the whole course takes just one year to complete. Apply before February 24 to start February 27, 2017. Find out more at our website.
What People Are Saying
“I would like to say thank you for giving me the valuable opportunity to participate in this conference, it was a great two days making new networks. It was very informative, well presented and enjoyable. Very well organised.”Staying Home Leaving Violence
“I feel energized and motivated to continue work in the field – many thanks to the organizers, presenters and personnel involved for making this wonderful experience available.”Anglicare
“Fantastic conference, very well run by Criterion with a broad range of interesting and high level presenters. Would definitely attend again.”Dave Greig, NZ Police
Date: 14 Dec 2016 By: Peter Miller, Professor of Violence Prevention & Addiction Studies, Deakin UniversityPeter Miller, Deakin University and Richelle Mayshak, Deakin University Domestic violence is a widely discussed issue in Australia. However, many narratives fail to acknowledge the impact of alcohol and illicit substances on the prevalence and severity of domestic violence. They also fail to adequately describe the complexity of violence that occurs within families. A new …
Date: 28 Nov 2016 By: Jane Bullen & Natasha Cortis Research Associates, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW AustraliaJane Bullen, UNSW Australia and Natasha Cortis, UNSW Australia While Australia has a national conversation on domestic violence, some of the harms of this violence remain in the shadows. The ways violence degrades women’s financial status and access to economic resources are particularly poorly recognised. Our research provides evidence for what many domestic violence practitioners …
Date: 24 Nov 2016 By: Jacqui WattAfter years of our sector working together to prevent violence, this year we’ve seen how the public understanding has started to accept just how prevalent violence against women and children is in our communities. Now is the time for us to create a plan of action, and do more than just talk about men’s violence. …
Date: 22 Nov 2016 By: Jo HowardThere is a welcome focus on engagement and inclusion of fathers in family work and in work with men who use violence against women and children. Whilst there is limited evidence based on ‘what works’ to engage men who use violence to change their attitudes, values and behaviours around fathering and privilege, there is emerging …
Endorsers & Media Partners
No to Violence / Men’s Referral Service
At No To Violence (NTV), we:
– develop and provide training, resources and information for men’s behaviour change
professionals and other service providers,
– support the development, implementation and quality assurance of men’s behaviour
– monitor and analyse trends in male family violence,
– undertake research into male family violence prevention,
– contribute to policy development,
– advocate on behalf of the male family violence prevention sector,
– work with other family violence agencies to advocate for social and systemic change
to better meet the needs of women and children affected by male family violence,
– manage the Men’s Referral Service, a telephone counselling, information and
referral service for service providers and the general public, and
– manage and support community education initiatives such as White Ribbon Day.
For more information visit the No To Violence website
The Men’s Referral Service takes calls from Australian men dealing with family and domestic violence matters. If your behaviour has brought you into contact with the police or courts and you’re facing issues such as an intervention order, behaviour change, anger management, access or custody, then it’s time you gave us a call.