Overcoming Indigenous Family Violence Agenda

08:30

08:50

09:00

09:10

  • Community solutions to reduce Indigenous family violence
  • Co-designing prevention activities and supporting treatment for indigenous violence
  • Developing grassroots community solutions

09:40

  • Breaking the cycle of violence for Indigenous youth
  • Reflections on the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children
  • Government measures and funding for remote Indigenous services

GOVERNMENT 

10:10

  • Delivery of program in Northern Territory communities
  • Role of local Aboriginal facilitators in delivering the program
  • Effectiveness of the program in raising awareness about family violence and its impact on the offender, as well as victims, families and community as a whole

10:40

COMMUNITY

11:00

  • Coal-face of Indigenous family violence
  • Communities working cohesively with agencies for greater healing
  • Incorporating Aboriginal culture, spirituality and lore into services

11:40

  • Real life experiences of family violence
  • Implications of family violence for remote communities
  • Supporting survivors of family violence in isolated communities

YOUTH

12:10

  • An overview of the ACE Study
  •  How we can prevent domestic violence, drugs and alcohol and negative social and emotional wellbeing permeating into our families
  • Focusing on positive aspects of our families and working from a strength-based perspective

12:40

01:40

  • How the cycle of violence affects Indigenous youth
  • Preventing children from getting ‘trapped’ in the correctional system
  • Protecting Indigenous young through healing and listening

WOMEN

02:30

  • How Indigenous domestic violence impacts Galiwin'ku
  • Services Indigenous women need to ensure safety and professional help
  • Thought leadership in the Indigenous domestic violence arena

03:00

  • Survivor stories, what services helped and what they need
  • Helping Indigenous family violence survivors
  • Healing each other and empowering others to heal themselves

03:40

OUTCOMES-FOCUSED WORKSHOP SESSIONS

04:00

  • Delegates will be provided with a worksheet to fill out & form their action plan for one of the sessions. The sessions end with a reflection and delegates leave with outcomes-focused action plans.

05:00

05:10

08:30

09:00

MEN

09:10

  • Culture is not an alibi
  •  Role of gender in family violence
  • Impact on children of domestic and family violence

SERVICES

09:40

  • Enablers impeding recovery
  • Changing enablers to better support preventing family violence in remote communities
  • Benefits of an interagency approach

10:10

10:30

  • Stories from individuals directly assisting families experiencing Indigenous family violence
  •  Breaking the code of silence 
  • Impact on employment for women who experience family violence

11:20

  •  Empowering women, young people and children experiencing family violence
  • Supporting family violence survivors to overcome trauma so they can thrive in their communities and live free from violence
  • Working towards a community free from family violence through education, system reforms and change initiative

11:50

  • Role of Indigenous Liaison Officers working in remote communities
  • Police strategies for Indigenous family violence incidents
  • Using respect and compassion to help survivors and perpetrators

12:40

01:40

  • How indigenous legal services can assist in family violence prevention
  • Why women report, or don’t report
  •  Government investment in frontline Indigenous legal services

02:10

  • Advising and helping women to apply, vary and revoke domestic violence orders
  • Acting as a referral service to support agencies to ensure affected women are safe
  • Duty service at Alice Springs and Tennant Creek Local Courts to assist women with domestic violence matters

02:40

CONCLUSION

03:00

  • A de-brief and summary of the two-day Forum
  • What we can all take away immediately and effectively to put an end to Indigenous family violence
  • Where to from here?

04:00

This session is a twenty-five minute physical practice, sitting or standing, and will give both speakers and delegates alike insight into holistic healing methods. Wayapa, based on ancient Indigenous knowledge and wisdom, focuses on taking care of the Earth as the starting point for healing ourselves.

04:30

04:40

WURRUMIYANGA (BATHURST ISLAND) REMOTE COMMUNITY WORKSHOP

Remote Community Workshop | Wurrumiyanga (Bathurst Island)

Workshop Leader 

Dianne 'Di Borella  

Cultural and Leadership Development 

Dianne Borella Consultancy Pty Ltd


Dianne Borella was born and resides in Darwin on Larrakia country. She is an Aboriginal (Yawuru) & Torres Strait Islander woman with links to Broome and the Torres Straits. She has worked in the Australian Public Sector as an Aboriginal Education Officer, Aboriginal Field Officer, Program and Project Manager, Regional and District Manager, Health Solution Broker, Assistant Director and Senior Project Officer and then went on to study a Diploma in Arts of Social Science and Management and has attained a Master of Public Health.

 
Dianne has over 40 years’ experience in the workforce and has worked in Darwin, Nhulunbuy, Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs and Thursday Island in roles with the Commonwealth Department of Employment, Education and Training, (aka Department of Education, Science and Training), Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing in the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, and has worked in the Department of Families, Housing, Community Service and Indigenous Affairs. More recently she worked with Wurli Wurlinjang Health Service, Menzies School of Health Research and the City of Darwin Local Government.