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Highlighting responses to violence: Using Response-Based Practice Workshop

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Join Professor Cathy Richardson for this one day workshop of practical tips and skills for everyone who is concerned with addressing violence, thinking about more informed social responses to individuals who are suffering, and promoting socially just human services work.

The workshop will include practical tips and skills for understanding, interviewing and supporting people who have been the victim of violence, for some key points in how to develop and represent a more fully accurate description of the contexts and relationships of people subject to (or perpetrating) violence.

This workshop will be a starting point for:

  • A deeper understanding of the relationship between violence and language in diverse settings

  • Understanding response-based practice in a cultural safety context when working with family violence in Indigenous communities

  • Increased clarity about mutual and unilateral terms and the importance of this distinction in talking about violence and with individuals who are victims of violence

  • Being able to describe the many forms of victim resistance to violence

  • Being able to identify the strategies perpetrators use to suppress victim resistance

  • Understanding how your role as a professional and how your interaction with victims is a social response

  • Identify the difference between a ‘language of effects’ and a ‘language of responses’

  • Understanding how social and institutional response influence short and long term outcomes

  • Acquiring a skillset required in a response-based practice when working with those who have suffered violence

Professor Cathy Richardson, a senior academic, a counsellor and advocate who has spent many years advocating and working with marginalised people, will facilitate this workshop.

Cathy is an Indigenous woman, Metis with Cree, Dene and Gwichin ancestry. Cathy’s research priorities are issues of violence perpetrated interpersonally and by the state. In Canada where Cathy is located, she also studies the context of violence against Indigenous peoples, situated within a larger epistemological framework of understanding the interconnectedness between personal, collective and ecological well- being, in alignment with an Indigenous worldview.

Cathy is a co-founder of The Centre for Response-based Practice and the United Nations has recognized her work in violence prevention and intervention.

Violence is disproportionally perpetrated on women and on individuals who are marginalised; Indigenous peoples, migrants, refugees, individuals living in poverty, incarcerated individuals, individuals with mental health issues and/ or physical and emotional disabilities, members of the LGBTQI community and many more. This workshop will provide some very practical tips and skills for interviewing and supporting people who have been the victim of violence and it will provide some key points in how to develop and represent a more fully accurate description of the contexts and relationships of people subjected to violence.

This workshop will be relevant to you if you: work in the health, legal, family, education or social service sectors. Many people, accessing your service will have had experiences of or may be currently experiencing violence. In these spaces, we are all ‘social responders” and how we talk about and represent violence is important for safety and for upholding and affirming the agency and dignity of individuals. This workshop will be of interest to anyone who is concerned with addressing violence, thinking about more informed social responses to individuals who are suffering, and promoting socially just human services work.

Violence is the most urgent problem of our times. Myriad studies show that violence is the single most common source of the suffering that is oft labelled ‘mental illness’ for children and adults. Cases where violence is at issue make up a large portion of the most challenging work for police, psychologists, psychiatrists, child protection workers, therapists, doctors, nurses, and others.

Forty years of research suggests that the best predictor of positive outcomes for those who have experienced violence is informed and effective social network and institutional responses. A careful analysis of the social realties present in cases of violence is vital to all human services, central to avoiding labelling and pathologising and to upholding human dignity and agency


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How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have questions regarding tickets or the venue please contact the Design Innovation Research Centre at designinnovation@uts.edu.au

For enquires regarding the workshop subject or content please contact Sue Dean on (02) 95144812 / suzanne.dean@uts.edu.au or Sam Donnelly (02) 9514 8958 / samantha.donnelly@uts.edu.au

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes please

Will I receive a certificate of attendance?

Yes

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Tickets and fees can be transferred to another attendee, please contact the Design Innovation Research Centre at designinnovation@uts.edu.au or on 02 9514 8998 to arrange

Are Group Discounts Available?

Yes! Please contact designinnovation@uts.edu.au or on 02 9514 8998 to arrange

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UTS Building 15, Level 2

Ultimo, NSW 2007

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