Conference Date
29th & 30th May 2018
Sydney Boulevard Hotel
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A practical guide to ending Indigenous family violence
By now we’ve all heard the statistics on family violence in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities. They are frightening and they need to change.

The Ending Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Family Violence conference has been designed to help us make this change. It will provide practical guidance on how we can be more effective in the areas of:
  • Prevention
  • Healing
  • Response
  • Working with people who use violence
In addition, this conference will also explore how we can increase self-determination as community-owned solutions are the most effective

Who will attend?
  • Domestic/Family Violence Workers
  • Family Relationship Workers
  • Aboriginal Women’s & Men’s Group Facilitators
  • Men’s Behaviour Change Facilitators
  • Child Protection Workers
  • Community Leaders
  • Government employees working in the sector

Attend to learn:

  • Improve prevention programs
  • Enhance response services
  • Harness the power of healing & spirituality
  • Increase community-owned solutions

Key Speakers

Charlie King
No More
Joseph Oui
Social & Emotional Wellbeing Counsellor Male
Apunipima Cape York Health Council
Marlene Lauw
Team Leader Aboriginal Programs
NSW Health
Edward Mosby
Principal Psychologist
Wakai Waian Healing


What People Are Saying

  • This conference was very thought provoking and gave me lots of ideas on how to work with men in the domestic violence setting.

    Liz OConnell
    Mission Australia & 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.

    Karen Sturt
    Tumut Regional Family Services & Attendee of Child-Centred Approaches to Ending Family Violence conference
  • 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.

    Joanne Smith
    UnitingCare Community & Attendee of Child-Centred Approaches to Ending Family Violence conference


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