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. The theme for the Forum this year is’Growing Stronger’,  it is being held on the 13 & 14 May 2020.

Dates:

Day 1: Wednesday 13 May 2020

Day 2: Thursday 14 May 2020

Venue:

Royal on the Park, Brisbane

Cost:

Indigenous (two day) registration only = $475

Indigenous (two day) registration + dinner = $550

Non-Indigenous (two day) registration only = $525

Non- Indigenous (two day) registration + dinner = $600

Dinner only = $100

Program to be announced

Presenters are to be advised.

Expressions of Interest to present for Forum breakout sessions/ community presentations are open now.

The Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research (QCDFVR) seeks expressions of interest from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practitioners in the domestic and family violence field to join QCDFVR in presenting/ facilitating a breakout session/ community presentation at our annual Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum (QIFVP).

These will close on the 12th November, 2019.

Register your interest to present here

Register EOI

Download the Expression of interest form here.

FORUM ADVISORY GROUP TO BE ANNOUNCED

Artwork by: Les Stewart

Logo meaning:

Starting from the bottom up: If you look at the bottom wave of dots – the white dots are smaller in size than those at the top.  The white is surrounded by yellow (giver of life) and the yellow is surrounded by the red dots (the blood shed through Domestic and family violence in communities).

The small white dots represent the small weakened spirits that have come through life (yellow) and is now shedding tears and blood (red) from violence in our families created by Domestic and family violence.

The Dancing Crane creates stronger blood that gives stronger life, and this creates stronger spirits. Like the bird and the design, everything becomes flowing and beautiful. It comes to a peak above with a strong flow – stronger dots over the beautiful bird showing strength. It connects all the strength and power with its wide spread wings of hope that we all have for our women, families and community.

It is also still painted on the background of darkness that can over take if we do not keep adding to the painting to block out the sad and harmful dangers that hide in the shadows.

To me this painting represents the first time I attended the Domestic Violence Conference and what it has become, since then. The bird represents the beauty of the Forum, it’s people and the attendees. The lines are the waves of change, getting stronger as we add to the discussions and services. Under the umbrella of services, we head in one direction together to bring strength and support to our communities that are now providing the safety our women, children and families deserve. Which then supports our communities to become as one and beautiful like we want.

Registration only

Inclusions

Event handbook

Conference bag

Conference hat

Meals for duration of the Forum including arrival tea/coffee, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

Professional Development Attendance Certificate (on request)

Registration + Dinner

Inclusions

Event handbook

Conference bag

Conference hat

Meals for duration of the Forum including arrival tea/coffee, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

Professional Development Attendance Certificate (on request)

Entry to Forum Dinner held on Wednesday 13th May

Dinner only

Inclusions

Entry to Forum Dinner held on Wednesday 13th May

Please note attendees are responsible for their own travel arrangements

The event host appreciates that circumstances can change. At any point up to Wednesday 29th April you are welcome to contact QCDFVR in writing and nominate a substitute delegate at no extra charge. Please note only one Forum conference bag per booking will be issued.

A full refund less a $150 fee will be issued for cancellations received on or before 29th April.

No refunds will be issued after Wednesday 29th April.

Registration will open in January 2020.

Options for payment will include via credit card and invoice only. No cash payments accepted.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Centre on (07) 4940 3320 or email qcdfvronline@cqu.edu.au