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Early Bird Registrations Closing Soon!

Register now to avoid disappointment – Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum

Early bird registrations for the 2019 Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum are closing TODAY – Friday 12th April.  Secure your place now to ensure you receive a FREE Forum t-shirt.

The Forum will feature speakers from research/ academia, practice and community.  Topics such as prevention, trauma and healing will be discussed.

To view the full program, click here.

 

April 12th, 2019|

Draft Program Released: Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum

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The Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research has today released the draft program for its upcoming Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum.  The Forum will host presenters from across Queensland and Australia, sharing knowledge on family violence research, community initiatives and best-practice approaches.

The Forum will include the Launch of the Findings from the National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander), which will be presented by Dr Heather Nancarrow and Dr Kyllie Cripps of ANROWS (Australia’s National Research Organisation on Women’s Safety).

To view the full (draft) program of presenters, click here.

Those interested in attending are encouraged to register promptly, as early bird registrations close this Friday 12th April, and places are filling quickly.  Register now: https://noviolence.org.au/events/our-events/.

For more information, please contact the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research on 07 4940 3320 or qcdfvronline@cqu.edu.au

April 9th, 2019|

FREE WEBINAR – Coercive Control: Invisible Victims?

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REGISTER NOW to attend a professional webinar on Coercive Control: Invisible Victims?

The presentation by experienced Domestic and Family Violence Practitioner, Mark Walters,  will cover:

  • How framing their violence as an incident is a strategic intention of men who use violence and contrary to what women who experience their violence say.
  • How other men can describe their patterns of control in a righteous or disciplinary sense and suggest that they are “managing” everything for the families’ benefit.
  • How, regardless of how it is framed, when we work with men who use coercive violence, we need to understand and respond to violence as the women who experience it describe it; as a myriad of small acts of control and coercion that are going on all the time.
  • What the research is discovering about patterns of coercive control, how to think about it in a practical; context for those who work one to one, either briefly or over time, with controlling men and leave you with a deeper understanding of the intention and planning required to control using coercion.

*Places are limited, register now to avoid disappointment. 

 

April 8th, 2019|

Intimate Partner Violence: Supporting Women from Different Culture

Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research recently hosted a one hour webinar to share professional knowledge about how to respond to women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, who are impacted by domestic and family violence.

The webinar was presented by experience practitioner, Jatinder Kaur, and was attended by several hundred viewers.  Jatinder highlighted aspects of intimate partner violence including:

  • Vulnerabilities and risk factors faced by migrant and refugee women
  • Holistic bio-psycho-social assessments of migrant and refugee victims of intimate partner violence
  • Cultural, linguistic and religious factors which may be barriers associated with intimate partner violence responses
  • Physical, mental and sexual-reproductive trauma and treatment options specific to migrant and refugee women who are victims of intimate partner violence.

The webinar was made possible through a partnership with Brisbane South PHN, CQUniversity and the Queensland Government.

Watch the webinar recording.

April 4th, 2019|

Correct Use of Statistics

Misused statistics are often the focal point for discussions about violence against women. However, much of the data gathered on the prevalence of violence against women, and women’s experiences of violence, can be complex and easily misrepresented or taken out of context.

To provide guidance when using data and statistics  that refer to violence against women, we have prepared a short paper defining key terms and noting important considerations that should be made.  Read more.

April 3rd, 2019|

General Practices build responses to domestic and family violence.

In 2018, the Centre delivered domestic and family violence training to over 500 staff from over 60 General Practices, health clinics and Aboriginal Medical Services in the Brisbane South region.  The training was developed through a partnership with Brisbane South PHN as part of their Recognise, Respond, Refer initiative.

During the training, General Practice staff built their knowledge on a range of topics associated with intimate partner violence, including red flags, reproductive coercion and strangulation.  Stream 1 of the training has been highly regarded, with Practices already implementing changes into their clinics, processes and practices.

In response to calls for more information, follow-up sessions will be available to give staff the opportunity to ask further questions, reflect on their practice changes and work through a clinical case study.

For more information about this initiative, please contact the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research on 07 4940 3320.

March 29th, 2019|

Responding to Non-Lethal Strangulation in Domestic Violence

At the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, we strive to share the latest evidence-based research and resources with frontline professionals working across the domestic and family violence, sexual assault, health, policing, and justice sectors.

We recently hosted a webinar with expert domestic violence practitioner and CEO of the Red Rose Foundation, Betty Taylor.  Betty’s presentation discusses aspects of responding to non-lethal strangulation in domestic violence contexts such as:

  • Defining domestic violence strangulation
  • Occurrence within an intimate relationship
  • Health impacts
  • Crisis and post-crisis health imperatives
  • How to raise the issue
  • Documentation
  • Referral
  • Ongoing check ups

To watch the webinar, click here.

March 21st, 2019|

FREE WEBINAR – Intimate Partner Violence: Supporting Women from Different Cultures

REGISTER NOW to attend an enriching webinar on Intimate Partner Violence – Supporting Women from Different Cultures.

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Jatinder Kaur, will discuss aspects of intimate partner violence impacting women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including:

  • Vulnerabilities and risk factors faced by migrant and refugee women
  • Holistic bio-psycho-social assessments of migrant and refugee victims of intimate partner violence
  • Cultural, linguistic and religious factors, barriers and challenges associated with intimate partner violence
  • Physical, mental and sexual-reproductive trauma and treatment options specific to migrant and refugee women who are victims of intimate partner violence

*Places are limited, register now to avoid disappointment. 

 

March 4th, 2019|

REGISTER NOW – 2019 Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

We warmly invite you to join us for the 15th Annual Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum.

Date:                           Wednesday 15 – Thursday 16 May, 2019

Location:                     Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, Alfred Street, Mackay QLD

Registration fees:     $475-525

**EARLY BIRD SPECIAL** – Register by Friday 12th April to receive a free forum t-shirt

The two-day forum will host experts from research, practice and community to share knowledge and introduce new approaches to increase support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people impacted by domestic and family violence.

Who:

This Forum is suitable for people working in:

  • Domestic and family violence;
  • Community services;
  • Child safety;
  • Community health;
  • Indigenous communities;
  • Social work;
  • Counselling;
  • Justice;
  • Probation/ Parole;
  • Others with an interest in this area

The Forum is hosted by Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research

Why should you attend this forum:

By sharing knowledge from research and community, together we can increase support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people impacted by domestic and family violence.

By attending this Forum, you can expect to gain understanding about the different service delivery approaches required when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.

The Forum provides an opportunity for workers providing domestic, family and sexual violence support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to come together to share information supporting informed practice.

The Forum will introduce new and different approaches based on research and evidence to inform practice when responding to this type of violence.

Register now at https://noviolence.org.au/events/our-events/

February 1st, 2019|

Thinking of study in 2019?

Term 1 commences on the 11th March, 2019… and yes, we know… that sounds like ages away but… it’s easy to get consumed in planning for Christmas, getting ready for school holidays, or perhaps you just feel too tired after work?

Before you know it, the summer’s nearly over and February is on the horizon- so why not start planning now for a smooth transition into life as a postgraduate student?

CQUniversity offers these specialist courses:

CV74 Graduate Certificate in Domestic and Family Violence Practice

CH81 Graduate Certificate in Facilitating Men’s Behaviour Change

CV79 Graduate Diploma of Domestic and Family Violence Practice

CL23 Master of Domestic and Family Violence Practice

You can learn more about the application process to become a CQU student here.

November 23rd, 2018|