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Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum

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

Please note: daily tickets are not available for purchase.

Ms Esme Fewquandie
Aboriginal Health Professional | Townsville Aboriginal & Islander Health Service (TAIHS)

Mr Lloyd Kyle
Family Response Facilitator | Mercy Community Services

Mr Randal Ross
Red Dust Healing

Ms Krishna Wyles
Client Support Officer | Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service (QIFVLS)

Ms Jamie Anderson
Educator | Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research (QCDFVR, CQUniversity)

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

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 Yarning Circle at our annual Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum (QIFVP).

Submission Requirements

Yarning Circles will run for an hour and 15 minutes. The Forum theme is – ‘Language of Change’. We invite you to provide a 200 word outline of the aim and contents of your “yarn”. As well, we welcome your biography (100 words about you, where you work, your cultural background etc.). We will email you when we receive your Yarning Circle outline and biography, and will contact you by Friday 12th January 2018 to let you know if your Yarning Circle is selected for the Forum. Each presenter will provided with one free registration (maximum two presenters per yarning circle) to the event.

Terms and Conditions

If your outline is accepted you will need to accept your invitation and register your attendance. The deadline for confirmation is Friday 19th January 2018. Presenters will have their Yarning Circle outline printed in conference material, including the conference blog, book of abstracts, email promotion, website and Forum Handbook. All submissions must be completed electronically and submitted via email to If you are unable to submit via email, please contact QCDFVR on 07 4940 3340. Please note only two complimentary presenter tickets are allocated per Yarning Circle.


Petrina Frankham
Phone: 07 4940 3340

Jamie Anderson