Bringing together Australian Government, Not-for-Profits and key stakeholders to eliminate Indigenous family violence 

The Federal Government has pledged a further $39 million over the next 3 years for family law and family violence services delivered through Community Legal Centres and allocated a $375 million boost to crisis accommodation for the homeless, especially vulnerable young Australians and victims of domestic violence. These supports draw on the recommendations of the Third Action Plan under the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children, re-affirming the Government’s serious commitment to combat the crisis of domestic and family violence in Australia.

Family violence in the Indigenous community is over-represented within this national issue and requires nationwide effort to overcome. Our priorities in tackling this issue should be aligned with the unique and different needs of Indigenous Australians. The involvement and engagement of the Indigenous community themselves who are most affected is key to the development and implementation of any services working to prevent and overcome family violence.

In Brisbane 2016, we created a Forum for all to listen to the real issues and concerns of the Indigenous community. At Cairns February 2017, we carried through the journey to empower both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians to be part of the solution. Join us as we continue our journey together to overcome Indigenous family violence in Australia.

Continuing the journey towards a future free from violence

This August, we will be holding the 3rd Overcoming Indigenous Family Violence Forum to take the next step in our journey – to engage. Focusing on collaborations and partnerships, you will learn how to form strategic alliances and improve relationships to deliver more effective programs and services to address family violence.

  

 

Join in the national discussion as we explore practical solutions to tackle this national crisis. For more information on sponsorship and speaking opportunities please contact info@aventedge.com

WHY ATTEND

  • Gain practical insights through case-studies on how leading organisations take action to eliminate Indigenous family violence
  • Get a better understanding of specific needs of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community
  • Learn about innovative programs and how you can design similarly successful programs for your organisation

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Government and Local Councils
  • Not-for-Profits
  • Family Violence Support Centres and Shelters

AGENDA

Engaging with the Community

08:30

Registration and Welcome Coffee

08:50

Welcome to Country

09:00

Chairperson’s Opening Address

ENGAGING THE NATION 

09:10

Free from Violence - Victoria’s plan for change 

ENGAGING WITH CULTURE

09:40

Keynote: Opening Pandora’s Box? The Cultural Nuances of Lateral Violence

10:20

Morning Break

ENGAGING THE SURVIVORS

10:50

Survivors’ Session: Breaking the cycle of violence - a Personal Perspective 

11:40

Case Study: Reshaping lives and breaking the cycle of disadvantage

12:20

Networking Lunch

ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY

13:20

Elders Consultation: Engaging the community - men and women - in the journey to overcome Indigenous family violence

14:10

Developing a guide to the prevention of violence against Indigenous women

14:40

Case Study: Assisting workplaces to appropriately respond to the impact of 
domestic and family violence

15:10

Afternoon Break

TAKING ACTION FOR REAL CHANGE

15:30

Outcome-focused Discussion Sessions

17:00

Chairperson’s Closing Address and End of Conference Day One

Engaging to Make a Difference

08:30

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00

Chairperson’s Opening Address

MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR AUSTRALIA

09:10

Keynote: Transforming the support system from the bottom up

09:40

NO MORE Campaign: Changing attitudes and behaviours to end violence

10:10

Morning Break

10:40

White Ribbon: How can we better support the prevention of violence against Indigenous women and children?

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE SYSTEM

11:10

Helping to bridge the gap between Police and community

12:00

Making inroads into tackling the surrounding issues arising from family violence

12:30

Networking Lunch

MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITHIN COMMUNITIES

13:30

Promoting greater multi-agency collaboration to create a more effective domestic violence support system

14:20

By Community, For Community: Empowering communities with DV service development

15:00

Afternoon Break

MAKE A DIFFERENCE FROM THE BEGINNING 

15:30

Understanding the role of childhood trauma associated with exposure to family violence in the intergenerational cycle of violence

16:00

Case Study: Focusing on improving positive parenting outcomes to break the cycle of Indigenous family violence

16:30

Chairperson's Closing Address & End of Conference

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TOP SPEAKERS

David Ellis

National Training Manager

Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC)

Tania Dalton

Regional Co-ordinator, Indigenous Family Violence Strategy

VIC Department of Health & Human Services

Aunty Carolyn Briggs

Elder & Chairperson

Boon Wurrung Foundation

Aunty Cheri Yavu-Kama-Harathunian

Director

Indigenous Wellbeing Centre

Aunty Robyn Williams

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Support Worker

Eagleby State School

Alison Reid

Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer

NSW Police Force

Joey Chatfield

Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer

VIC Officer

Jennifer Mullen

Senior Executive for Programs

White Ribbon Australia

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