Breaking cycles of intergenerational trauma through whole of sector change
Conference Date
29th & 30th August 2017
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
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In Australia, 25% of all children have been exposed to domestic violence

Children are too often the silent, unacknowledged victims of family and domestic violence. Exposure to violence can trigger ongoing fear, grief and self-blame, leave children at risk of intergenerational trauma and even lead to the development of coercive or abusive behaviours in the future. However, children can also be the key motivator for change and healing when working with perpetrators or victims – and their experiences and best interests need to play an integral role in improving services across the sector.

The ‘Child Centred Approaches to Ending Family Violence’ conference brings together leading case-studies, practices and recommendations to improve child-centred, family-focused approaches to ending family violence.

This conference will focus on:

  • Strengthening family-informed services for mothers
  • Increasing accountability of perpetrators who are fathers
  • New strategies for direct, therapeutic work with children
  • Culturally appropriate services for Aboriginal families
  • Working alongside adolescents who use violence in the home
  • Boosting interagency collaboration & workforce capability

Who will attend?

Federal and State Government Departments, NGOs & Service Providers with responsibilities for:

  • Family & Domestic Violence
  • Women’s Services
  • Family Support Services
  • Children & Child Protection
  • Men’s Behavioural Change
  • Family Law & Justice

If you are being affected or know someone who is being affected by family violence, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732.  Australian residents only.

Attend to learn:

  • Ensure the needs, interests & voice of the child play a key role in work with victims & perpetrators
  • Improve therapeutic, family-informed services for children & young people
  • Boost interagency collaboration & workforce capability