Constructions of complex trauma and implications for women’s wellbeing and safety from violence

Dr Michael Salter

This one hour webinar presents the findings of a two year ANROWS-funded study examining current understandings and responses to complex trauma.

The presentation

  • examines the similarities and differences between women’s and professional’s understandings of complex trauma, and the state of service delivery across health, welfare and legal settings with a focus on barriers to collaborative support.
  • presents a ‘best practice’ model of service delivery for women with complex trauma and a blueprint for policy reform at the Commonwealth and state level.
October 22nd, 2019|

Reproductive health impacts of domestic violence: a health care practitioner’s role in supporting women’s reproductive autonomy

Liz Price

This one hour presentation on domestic violence and reproductive coercion provides an overview of the sexual assault and reproductive health impacts of domestic violence, specifically looking at:

  • The patterns and prevalence of unplanned pregnancy and abortion in those effected by domestic violence
  • Reproductive coercion as a perpetrator practice, and its role in the over representation of those affected by domestic violence presenting with unplanned pregnancy and abortion
  • A health care practitioner’s role in screening and responding to the needs of people subjected to reproductive coercion with a specific focus on contraceptive counselling and abortion access
  • Practitioner resources available
July 17th, 2019|

Working with clients with intellectual, learning or cognitive disabilities

Leona Berrie

This webinar summarises the intersections between disability and gendered violence.

It highlights:

  • Identification when disability may be an issue impacting on your work together;
  • Common communication issues and some suggested strategies to minimise/ mitigate these issues;
  • Supported decision making;
  • Considerations for improving accessibility for your organisation and your practice (hint: it’s not just about ramps and lifts).
July 17th, 2019|

Coercive Control, Invisible Victims?

Mark Walters

In this one hour webinar, experienced domestic violence practitioner and QCDFVR Educator, Mark Walters, will discuss the concept of coercive control, a powerful and oppressive form of domestic violence for many in our communities. Mark’s presentation 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.
July 17th, 2019|

Intimate Partner Violence: Supporting Women from Different Cultures

Jatinder Kaur
In this one hour webinar, 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 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
July 17th, 2019|

Domestic Violence Strangulation

Betty Taylor

In this one hour webinar, expert domestic violence practitioner and CEO of the Red Rose Foundation, Betty Taylor, 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

July 17th, 2019|

Sexual Assault – Myths and Misconceptions

Mark Wynn

Mark is an experienced SWAT Team Lieutenant [Domestic Violence Division] who has lectured at universities and police academies throughout the world.  He draws upon his extensive experience in law enforcement and his knowledge of family violence; stalking; domestic violence and sexual violence.   He has also worked a consultant and an advisor to government departments, providing strategies to prevent domestic violence and support in the development of policy and training curriculum for law enforcement.

In this presentation, Mark explores:

  • Myths and Misconceptions about sexual assault including “victim blaming” and false reporting
  • How myths and misconceptions impact our beliefs, response, investigations, pursuit of justice
  • How to overcome these barriers
  • Men’s role in prevention
  • Encouraging reporting of these crimes to help support victims and ensure justice
July 17th, 2019|

Cultural Considerations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families

Samantha Wild

Samantha is a proud Wakka Wakka and South Sea Islander woman and draws from her own personal experiences to influence and inspire change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Samantha is Director of Awakening Cultural Ways, focusing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy and program development in relation to social and emotional wellbeing, mental health and cultural healing frameworks.

In this presentation, Samantha explores the cultural considerations which impact on violence prevention in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The presentation explore trauma-informed practice and the emerging research in cultural response frameworks.
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July 17th, 2019|