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 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
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
Attend to learn:
- Enhance primary prevention
- Optimise Men’s Behaviour Change programs
- Improve work with Indigenous men & communities
- Increase collaboration, coordination & integration
No To Violence
Jacqui Watt became CEO of No To Violence (NTV) in February 2015 just as the Victorian Royal Commission into Family violence was beginning its work.
Jacqui’s determination to assist NTV succeed in working with men to end Family Violence means she is an inspiring speaker, contributes energetically to discussions on what works and is committed to changing how the community prevents, thinks about and responds to this pernicious social issue.
Male Family Violence is a topic close to Jacqui’s heart having experienced it as a child.
With solid people leadership and change management skills, and over 30 years working in the community and government sectors in both Australia and UK, she says she is loving the challenge of leading a men’s organisation at a time of national focus of ending family violence.
Previous 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 Victoria. Jacqui has worked in the fields of alcohol and drugs, mental health, disability, social housing and social enterprise.
With her skills, passion and mindset, Jacqui is well placed to support NTV to deliver its ambitious 5 year Strategic Plan.
Jacqui holds an honors degree in Social Policy from University of Edinburgh and a Masters in Management and Social Responsibility from Bristol University.
Wakai Waian Healing
Edward was born on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait was raised in South West Queensland and has lived in Central Queensland for the past 20 years, however calls Masig (Yorke Island) in the Torres Strait home.
Edward holds full registration as a Generalist Psychologist working in Private Practice and is the owner of Wakai Waian Healing. He has worked in both State Government Mental Health Services and Indigenous Community based organisations. He is a member of Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA), the Australian Indigenous Psychologist Association (AIPA) and the Australian Psychologist Society (APS).
Edward specialises in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in the areas of, mental health, social and emotional well-being, community safety promotion, trauma, grief, loss and family and domestic violence.
In 2015 Edward was appointed to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Advisory Panel on reducing violence against women and children. In February 2016 he was appointed to the Queensland Premier’s Domestic and Family Violence Taskforce Implementation Council and currently chairs the associated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group and recently was appointed to the Board of the Australian National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety. Over the past several years he has been active in sharing understandings around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander violence and anger, actively publishing articles and facilitating workshops and delivering keynote addresses. He has experience in the design and facilitation of behavioural change programs particularly for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male perpetrators of family and domestic violence.
Edward currently has the privilege of providing support to communities in regional, rural and remote areas of Queensland including Rockhampton, Gladstone, Woorabinda, Palm Island and Thursday Island in the Torres Strait.
Queensland University of Technology
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.
Domestic Violence NSW
Moo Baulch is chief executive of Domestic Violence NSW, the state peak body for specialist domestic and family violence (DFV) services. She is part of a small team that works to improve policy and practice responses to women, children and communities impacted by violence. Moo has worked in the non-government, not for profit sector in Australia, South East Asia, the UK and Spain over the last couple of decades. She believes that public awareness of domestic and family violence and sexual assault is at an unprecedented level and that cross-sector and community partnerships are key to the cultural and practical changes required for inclusive support.
She looks forward to the day when all children are taught in schools about the intersections between discrimination, bullying, violence and healthy respectful relationships.
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.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.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.Mission Australia & Attendee of Child-Centred Approaches to Ending Family Violence conference
Date: 27 Feb 2018 By: Ellen Foxall
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has shone a light on the systematic abuse of children, highlighting the importance of continuous review and improvement of child safe systems and culture. With over 400 recommendations made calling for sweeping reforms, the Commission has insisted that more needs to be done to ensure …
Working with adolescent boys who have witnessed domestic violence and are using violence against their mothersDate: 26 Jul 2017 By: Dave Burck
Research indicates that adolescents who use violence against their mothers are at higher risk to use violence in future relationships. Moreover, young people who have both witnessed domestic violence and are currently using violence towards their mothers are the highest risk to use violence as an adult. However, working with young people and mothers with …
Date: 5 Jul 2017 By: Lauren Perry
In Australia, 25% of all children have been exposed to domestic violence. That figure is horrifying, particularly when you start to understand the impacts on the children themselves and on our community as a whole. Exposure to violence can trigger ongoing fear, grief and self-blame. It can lead to detachment from others and disengagement from …
Date: 21 Jun 2017 By: Andrew King
Multi-sensory work involves talking to the eyes, not just the ears. Through using multisensory tools, the family violence worker increases the presence of the child without them being physically present. As the child’s focus is externalised, the worker and the father have a discussion that is often twice as long and twice as deep when …
Endorsers & Media Partners
The Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services (WCDFVS), formerly the Women’s Refuge Group of WA Inc, was established in 1977 and is now representing 64 Women’s Refuges and domestic and family violence services in Western Australia.
The WCDFVS is a state-wide peak organisation committed to improving the status of women and children in society. We seek to ensure that all women and children live free of domestic and family violence.
Our role is to provide a voice on domestic and family violence issues that facilitates and promotes policy, legislative and programmatic responses relevant to women and children who have experienced domestic and family violence. The WCDFVS operates from a feminist perspective and proactively advocates for social justice in order to further empowerment, access, equity and safety for all women and children.
Stopping Family Violence
Stopping Family Violence is a new not for profit established in Western Australia to drive forward the agenda of perpetrator response and grow the evidence base that supports this work.
The purpose of the organisation is to work in partnership with women and children’s services, policy makers and researchers to provide leadership in the area of family and domestic violence perpetrator response. These collaborations will facilitate activities such as advocacy, workforce development, research and program development.
Stopping Family Violence has been created as an independent body in WA to work with program providers, government, victim and children’s services, and research and training bodies around perpetrator response and intervention.
In order to remain independent SFV will not engage in service delivery that puts it in direct competition with members of the network. Instead SFV will focus its efforts on developing the skills, knowledge and evidence base of the sector through research and pilot activities.