The Working with Aboriginal Men and Family Violence Conference program released
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The Working with Aboriginal Men and Family Violence Conference will be held in Adelaide on 7 & 8 December, 2017.
This conference will bring together a range of people working with Aboriginal men to address family violence in communities across Australia.
The purpose of the conference is to advance, support and promote initiatives which focus on working with Aboriginal men to address a range of issues including strengthening cultural identity, addressing trauma, taking responsibility for harmful behaviours, better fathering – all of which contribute to improved safety for families and communities.
Conference speakers represent diverse areas of expertise including; community workers, psychologists, researchers, health practitioners and legal practitioners. The conference will hear about the work being done in communities and beyond to better understand what is needed to address male family violence. The conference has been designed so there is maximum time for those attending the conference to interact and ask questions. We want to know what else is happening out there.
The majority of speakers are Aboriginal people, expert in their specific fields.
Who should come?
Anyone who works in the family violence sector, including
- Men’s group facilitators
- Community development workers
- DV workers
- Community leaders
- Social and emotional wellbeing workers
- Government employees
- Legal sector
About the hosts:
Kornar Winmil Yunti is a not-for-profit Aboriginal organisation delivering a range of specialist services across South Australia. We aim to improve the safety of women and children by providing specialist knowledge and services to break the cycle of domestic violence.
- provides a holistic family response to increasing the safety of women and children.
- facilitates culturally appropriate behaviour change program to Aboriginal men that wish to address their use of violence towards women.
- facilitates culturally appropriate early intervention program specific to Aboriginal youth.
- facilitates culturally focussed program to rebuild positive connections to family and culture ,specific to young Aboriginal people in in school who have or are experiencing various forms of trauma due to family violence.
No To Violence (NTV) is the peak body for organisations and individuals working with men to end family violence and incorporates the Men’s Referral Service.
As the peak body NTV:
- Advocates on behalf of their members to raise awareness of men’s behaviour change work.
- Provides resources, including training for service providers to enhance their capacity to successfully engage with men who use violence and then to work with men to prevent further violence.
- Delivers the Men’s Referral Service, a men’s family violence telephone counselling, information and referral service a central point of contact for men taking responsibility for their violent behaviour.
For additional information www.aboriginalmenandfamilyviolenceconference.com
- support tailored to meet women’s individual needs
- Court support , SAPOL support, child protection support
Culturally appropriate case management
- Supporting the women’s journey
Behaviour change program: Accountability, Responsibility to Change (ARC) Program
- Available in Adelaide & Pt Augusta
- Available in Adelaide & Pt Augusta
- Consultancy services can be provided directly to organisations who wish to improve cultural responses to clients.
- Training designed to meet organisations expectations and requirements. Additionally KWY has developed some informative training packages
- KWY provides support and supervision to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers in a range of sectors.