Reducing Indigenous family violence through community-led solutions

IMPORTANT UPDATE

Due to the evolving COVID-19 health risk and travel restrictions, the Forum in Melbourne is postponed to 15-17 February 2022. 
The health and safety concerns of our attendees, speakers and staff is our number one priority, and we strongly believe this is the right decision given the evolving public health risks, travel concerns and other circumstances. 
If you are a registered delegate, a member of our customer service team will follow up with you directly to discuss shifting dates and other potential options.
 
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families continue to experience disproportionately high levels of family violence and abuse, with the COVID-19 pandemic having placed Indigenous women and children at further risk of violence due to social isolation. 
 
The need for action in capacity-building for family violence services, long-term change in the behaviour of perpetrators of violence, legal and cultural support for Indigenous survivors of family violence is clear. Join us at the Overcoming Indigenous Family Violence Forum in Melbourne from 15 - 17 February 2022 as we hear from those engaged at the coal-face of tackling Indigenous family violence.
 
Engage directly with representatives from family violence services; Aboriginal corporations; health services; government departments and agencies; police and legal services as they share firsthand insights into how we can reduce and eliminate Indigenous family violence. 
 
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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • 30+ Indigenous Family Violence Expert Speakers
  • 4 Yarning Circles
  • 3 Interactive Panel Sessions
  • Numerous Community Case Studies
  • Multiple Networking Opportunities
 

COMMUNITY CHARITY PARTNER

 
 
 
Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Women’s Service (EMH) is an Aboriginal Community-Controlled Organisation (ACCO). EMH provides specialist Family Violence services and advocacy for Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children.  EMH takes direction and works consultatively with the community in all aspects of our services to ensure we deliver a culturally safe and holistic service. EMH was established by our founding Aunties 42 years ago. Our governing board is entirely made up of community-elected Aboriginal women. All Directors and the CEO are Aboriginal women. EMH is a recognised sector leader; and a key and active community stakeholder - engaged in a broad range of networks, forums, and taskforces.  
A portion of proceeds from the Overcoming Indigenous Family Violence Forum will go to our community charity partner EMH to support the delivery of their family violence support services.    
 
PART OF AVENTEDGE INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY PROGRAMS 
 
**Aventedge would like acknowledge the traditional owners of this country, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging** 

POST- FORUM WORKSHOP

THURSDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2022 | 9 AM – 4.30 PM
 

DEVELOPING WORKFORCE CAPACITY IN THE INDIGENOUS FAMILY VIOLENCE SECTOR 

 
  
 
Facilitated by: Tony Martens, Managing Director, Australian Training Works 
 
Learning Objectives 
  • How organisations can support capacity-building for their specialist family violence workforce 
  • How to improve family violence training and education within your organisation 
  • How to develop family violence career pathways to support the professional development of your workforce 
  • How to prioritise the health, safety and wellbeing of your family violence workforce through a positive, culturally safe and supportive work environment

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Senator the Hon Anne Ruston

Minister for Families and Social Services, Minister for Women’s Safety, Senator for South Australia, Manager of Government Business in the Senate

Australian Federal Government

Bronwyn Penrith

Chairperson

Mudgin-gal Aboriginal Corporation

Sono Leone

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Strong Women Talking

Suzanne Naden

Chief Executive Officer

Bungree Aboriginal Association

Jack Bulman

Chief Executive Officer

Mibbinbah Spirit Healing

Jacqui Watt

Chief Executive Officer

No to Violence

Kyalie Moore

National Sector Development Manager

No to Violence

Kellyanne Andy

Chief Executive Officer

Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Women’s Services

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REASONS TO ATTEND

  • Hear from Senator the Hon Anne Ruston, Minister for Families and Social Services, Minister for Women’s Safety, on the Australian Federal Government’s development of a new national plan to address domestic and family violence. 
  • Find out how we can develop the capacity of our family violence services and their workforce to tackle the most pressing challenges in the sector with Eastern Domestic Violence Service, Ballarat & District Aboriginal Cooperative and No to Violence
  • Learn how the Cross Borders Indigenous Family Violence Program is addressing the high rates of family and intimate partner violence in the remote cross-border region of Central Australia. 
  • Discover how expert men’s behaviour change professionals from Mibbinbah Spirit Healing, Gallang Place and Monash University are working with perpetrators of violence to ensure they take responsibility for their actions and drive long-term, positive changes in their behaviour. 
  • Gain insight into how the police are working with Indigenous communities to develop local solutions to family violence with the Victoria Police, Queensland Police Service and NSW Police Force.
  • Find out how Victoria Legal Aid is striving to improve availability and access to family law services for Indigenous people in Victoria. 
  • Hear how Bungree Aboriginal Association is ensuring the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and young people through their Intensive Family Based Services. 
  • Learn how Odyssey House Victoria is engaged in protecting Indigenous children from the effects of family violence. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Those responsible for designing and delivering Indigenous family violence policies, programmes and services from: 
  • State and Federal Government
  • Local Councils
  • Not-for-Profits
  • Family Violence Support Centres 
  • Family Violence Shelters
  • Community Organisations and Foundations 
  • Police and ambulance services 
 

TESTIMONIALS

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VENUE

The Overcoming Indigenous Family Violence Forum will be held on 15 -17 February 2022 at:
 
The Windsor Melbourne
111 Spring Street, Melbourne 3000
Conference Room: The Grand Ballroom
Workshop Room: Canberra Room
T: +61 3 9633 6000
 
Location and Parking: For more details click here.
 
Accommodation: The Hotel Windsor is extending a 10% discount on accommodation rates for conference attendees. 
Access Code for Website: CONF2021 
Bookings can be made on www.thehotelwindsor.com.au using the discount code above, or by phone: 03 9633 6002 or email: reservations@thw.com.au