Conference | 16-17 May 2018 View full programme here
Indigenous Family Violence is a national issue that requires a nationwide effort to overcome.
The 2018 Indigenous Family Violence program was researched in consultation with our Advisory Committee of respected elders and experts. The agenda highlights the most pressing issues relating to indigenous family violence. These include initiatives such as government programs, community-based solutions, indigenous youth & child services, healing and rehabilitation strategies and the role of the police and legal system, all of which have proved to be successful in overcoming the scourge that is Indigenous Family Violence.
Over the course of the 2-day conference and the 3rd workshop day, we will be focused entirely on advocating for change, and exploring ways to free Australia from this ongoing issue.
Previously Overcoming Indigenous Family Violence was held in Cairns, Brisbane and Melbourne; this year the forum will be in Darwin in May. We remain committed to delivering valuable strategies & solutions that are authentic, relevant & practical. To this end, we have worked with a committee of respected elders and experts to advise on key concerns relating to family violence in Indigenous communities, & ensure the agenda emphasises these concerns as well as some cohesive initiatives that have proven to be successful in tackling the key issues.
Our 2018 Advisory Committee
At the 2018 Overcoming Indigenous Family Violence Forum, we are committed to delivering valuable strategies & solutions that are authentic, relevant & practical. This year, we’ve invited a committee of respected experts to advise on key concerns relating to family violence in Indigenous communities, & ensure that the agenda emphasises cohesive initiatives proven to be successful in tackling the key issues.
Our 2018 Advisory Committee includes:
Aunty Cheri Yavu-Kama-Harathunian, Director, Indigenous Wellbeing Centre
Uncle Peter Shine, Director Aboriginal Health, Northern Sydney Local Health District
Rebecca Forrest, Special Projects Manager, Northern Territory Police
Bettina Danganbarr, Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer, Northern Territory Police
Lenore Dembski, Principal Project Officer, Northern Territory Working Women’s Centre
Remote Community Communication & Engagement Workshop
Post-Conference Workshop | Friday, 18 May 2018
This remote training workshop, held in the remote Indigenous community of Wurrumiyanga (Bathurst Island), is designed to give delegates the opportunity to personally experience traditional Indigenous culture and isolated communities in remote Australia. The workshop commences with a two-hour ferry trip to Wurrumiyanga, followed by an hour to fully immerse oneself in the culture, art and people. After a traditional welcome to country, the workshop program will commence, focusing on cross-cultural awareness, leadership and community capacity building.