Feedback from our past two sessions strongly advocate for actionable outcomes to be produced at this very important Forum. While it is still necessary to hear from service leaders in this sector, it is equally necessary to equip delegates with tools and options to bring back and implement in order to make a difference. With this goal in mind, we introduced these outcomes-focused discussion sessions to workshop current and future services and programmes that will better meet the challenges to overcome Indigenous family violence.
These discussion sessions allow our delegates to go home with valuable next-steps, practical tips and an in-depth understanding of the issues. There is a specific focus on what’s currently happening, where the gaps are, and work towards addressing and closing these gaps.
Session A: Working with Survivors
Sandra Dann, Director, Working Women’s Centre (SA)
Lenore Dembski, Principal Programme Director, Working Women’s Centre (NT)
Session B: Working and Engaging with Men
Facilitator: David Ellis, National Training Manager, Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC)
How it works:
There are 2 discussion sessions, each 1.5 hrs, each session focuses on a different topic. Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in 1 discussion session. Each session begins with an introduction, and is followed by discussion and feedback. Delegates will be provided with a worksheet to fill out and form their action plan. The session ends with a summary, wrap up and reflection. Delegates will leave with an outcome-focused action plan.