The Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum (QIFVP) is an event dedicated to celebrating the work done by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in preventing and responding to family violence. It is an opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers to come together and learn from, share with and inspire each other.
The QIFVP highlights strategies and programs that could be used effectively by others, with discussions that relate to working with men, women and children who are either victims, or perpetrators, of domestic and family violence. We are excited to announce that this years theme is ‘Language of Change’.
Date: Wednesday 16 to Thursday 17 May 2018
Venue: Mercure Hotel, Townsville
Australian Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Delegates: $450pp
Non Indigenous Delegate: $500pp
Early Bird Registration (which includes a FREE FORUM T-SHIRT) opens Monday 5th February 2018 (and closes Sunday 22nd April 2018).
Download the flyer by clicking HERE.
Please note: daily tickets are not available for purchase.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) & Anti Violence Campaigner
Charlie King OAM is an Indigenous Australian sports commentator and award-winning anti-family violence campaigner working in Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia. He is of Gurindji descent. King has worked in child protection for more than 25 years, volunteering as an independent person supporting children without a parent or guardian in trouble with the law.He established the ‘No More’ initiative in 2006, which used sport to campaigning against family violence in Australia. King was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for his service to broadcast media and the Indigenous community in 2015. In 2016, King won a Northern Territory human rights award.
Manager Sector Development | SNAICC
David has over thirty years’ experience in the development and delivery of training programs supporting the health and community service sectors, and is passionate about working with the family violence and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sectors.
He has been providing training and consultancy services for these areas for more than thirty years including with SNAICC National Voice for our Children for the past four years and with Swinburne University School of Social Science with management and delivery of welfare programs, Graduate Certificates in Male Family Violence and accredited courses in Aboriginal Family Violence and in Aboriginal Social Housing.
David specialises in program management and workshop facilitation, training needs analysis, trainer training and the development and delivery of responsive training solutions across the sector. He has undertaken major training consultancies in Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania and South Australia, including for Departments of Human Services and Health, Aboriginal Affairs, Office of Housing and NSW Aboriginal Housing Office. He has worked extensively with Peak bodies including the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, No To Violence, Youth Affairs Council of Victoria and for the Family Violence, Social Housing and Child and Youth Welfare sectors. David has also delivered trainer training with health promotion, family violence, Aboriginal housing and youth workers across Victoria, NSW, Tasmania and for VicHealth.
Training & Resource Officer | SNAICC
Katrina has 41 years of experience both in direct service and management roles primarily with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people. Katrina lived and worked in Coober Pedy South Australia for 38 years on Yatjatjatjara and Pitjatjatjara country. Working for the Umoona Community Council for over a decade with the Anangu peoples; delivering case management and community education and development initiates to address Family Violence.
Katrina then commenced employment with Family and Community Services for 15 years delivering holistic case management and community development services to the local community and the communities on the APY Lands to address financial duress and family violence and also served as the Deputy Mayer of the District Council of Coober Pedy for 2 terms; representing and advocating for the rights of the Anangu peoples in the Region.
Katrina moved to Melbourne in 1998 and commenced delivering holistic case management services and community development initiatives at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service for close to 12 years. Katrina capacity built these services to establish a unit at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Services and was the Program Manager of that unit whilst mentoring Aboriginal staff to lead.
Personally, Katrina is married to an Aboriginal man from the Yorta Yorta Nation (Wollithiga); and cherishes her long-term connection to her husband’s, culture, country, family and community.
Child & Family Support Training Coordinator | SNAICC
Ian is a Wiradjuri man from Narrandera, NSW, and now lives in Melbourne. Having worked in the Aboriginal community sector for 25+ years, he is now the Child and Family Support Training Coordinator at SNAICC, National Voice for our Children. He holds Diplomas in Financial Counselling and Management, and Cert IVs in Training and Assessment, Indigenous Leadership and Conservation and Land Management, and was a nominee for the 2012 Aboriginal Justice Award.
Ian’s previous experience includes Project Manager of the Koorie Energy Efficiency Program, working to assist low income and vulnerable Victorian Aboriginal households, and working with 3 large Aboriginal and non-indigenous partners. He was CEO of the Tirkandi Inaburra Cultural and Development Centre for over 6 years where his primary focus was to enhance the working relationship between the Centre and the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, including maintaining contact with families and carers in order to identify family needs and ensure appropriate support.
Ian has also worked as an Indigenous worker for a number of high schools, supporting indigenous students to obtain training funding, and establishing programs for both students and parents. He also undertook a role at the Department of Family Services, focusing on reducing offending, assisting victims and working closely with young offenders and youth services.
|EOI Opens: Yarning Circle Presenter
||Monday 27th November
|EOI Deadline: Yarning Circle Presenter
||Friday 5th January
|Notification to EOI YC Presenters
||Friday 12th January
|Acceptance of Offer
||Friday 19th January
|Draft Program Available
||Monday 22nd January
|Early Bird Registration Opens
||Monday 5th February
|Early Bird Registration Closes
||Sunday 22nd April
|Full Registration Opens
||Monday 23rd April
|Full Registration Closes
||Wednesday 9th May
Mercure Hotel Townsville
166 Woolcock Street
TOWNSVILLE QLD 4810
P: 07 4759 4900
Please contact the hotel direct to book accommodation
Meet & Greet Function (Tuesday evening)
Forum Dinner (Wednesday Evening)
Early Bird Registration will receive a Forum T-Shirt (Book and Pay by Sunday 22 April 2018)
Ms Jamie Anderson
Educator | QCDFVR, CQUniversity
Jamie is a Gangulu-Wuli Wuli/Kanolu woman from Central Queensland and currently employed by the Qld Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research (QCDFVR), based at the CQU North Rockhampton campus. Having previously held a fulltime position at Victoria’s Deakin University’s Institute of Koorie Education (IKE), Jamie maintained a strong commitment to Community Based Delivery Indigenous higher education, learning, and research, in addition to actively possessing knowledge relating to social work processes and interventions, decolonisation, mental health and community development. The International Speaker is also affiliated with Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples Inc. a dedication to self-determination and the sovereignty of Native nations and is Chairperson on the Board of Access Recreation.
Aboriginal Health Professional | TAIHS
Esme has been employed with Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Health Services (TAIHS) since 2013 as a Health Professional. Her mother’s people are the Bwgcolman Nation of Palm Island and her father’s people are from Croyden/Coen area in the Far North Queensland. Esme’s education took place at Cherbourg State School and Murgon State High. Further studies include attending TAFE in Rockhampton, completing the AIWEP Programme and later studying a Certificate IV in Primary Health in Cairns. Esme’s past employment history includes Barambah Aboriginal Child Care Agency, Women’s Business/Sexual Health with Queensland Health and a houseparent for children in care. Esme is also the loving mother of 4 wonderful children.
Family Response Facilitator | Mercy Community Services
Lloyd Kyle is presently positioned as a Family Response Facilitator with Family and Child Connect in Townsville – a funded Program auspiced by Mercy Community Services – Queensland. Lloyd is an Indigenous Specialist engaging Families (both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous alike) whereas 83% of notifications do not meet the Department of Child Safety’ threshold regarding abuse and neglect of children in Townsville and outlying communities. Lloyd has predominately worked within the Social Service sector in a career spanning over 30 years.
Red Dust Healing
Randal Ross is of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Island and Australian South Sea Island descent. He is:
* the former Co-founder of Internationally Recognised Red Dust Healing;
* Indigenous Advisory Member Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Young Men’s Research Lowitja Institute;
* the co-author of “Garbutt Magpies: Boys to Men: 25 years on”; and
* a Building Indigenous Research Scholar (BIRC) James Cook University.
Randal was appointed by the then Prime Minister Mr John Howard to the Jezzine Barracks Community Trust Member with the development of the Jezzine Barracks Development in Townsville. Randal’s ongoing work is focused on rebuilding families through healing across Australia.
Ms Krishna Wyles
Client Support Officer | QIFVLS