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Child-Centred Approaches to Ending Family Violence

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 (All day) to Friday, September 20, 2019 (All day)
CQ Functions Melbourne, 113 Queen Street
Melbourne VIC

Children are often the silent victims of family violence; while they are not always heard or seen, they are always impacted by it. More than 68% of mothers who had children in their care when they experienced family violence said their children had seen or heard the violence. 

Whether a direct victim or witness, the short and long term effects of family violence on a child can have a significant impact on their development, health, wellbeing and relationships. Still, too often, the voices and perspectives of children are not included in the design and responses of systems and services.

The Child-Centred Approaches to Ending Family Violence conference will bring together senior leaders and practitioners from across Australia to discuss how the sector can be more child-centred in their responses to family violence in policy, service delivery and practice. 

The Child-Centred Approaches to Ending Family Violence conference will run from the 18th - 20th September 2019 in Melbourne.

This conference will focus on:

  • Boosting workforce capability
  • Improving practice & trauma informed responses across the system
  • Supporting children’s healing & resilience through therapeutic interventions
  • Evidence-based approaches for working with children & the whole family
  • Strengthening the intersection of service responses to support the safety of children
  • Embedding the voices of children in programs for fathers who use violence

Who will attend? 

Representatives from NGOs, federal and state governments with responsibilities for:

  • Family & Domestic Violence
  • Women’s Services
  • Family Support Services
  • Children & Child Protection
  • Men’s Behavioural Change
  • Family Law & Justice
  • Benefits Management

Group discounts are available! Save up to 25% off.

Use the code CC*APO when booking to save $100 off the current rate!

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