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Messages from the Frontline: Domestic Violence Sector Symposium & Webinar

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Nursing Lecture Theatre C3.01 (Bldg C Lvl 3)

88 Mallett Street

Camperdown, NSW 2050

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The symposium and webinar presentation features researchers, policy makers and practitioners presenting evidence from a number of recent studies conducted at the national, state and local levels.

The symposium will be held at the University of Sydney on 31 May 2018 and provides an opportunity for participants to share knowledge and provide policy advice which will be given to government to improve service responses. There is also an option to participate remotely via webinar for those who cannot attend in person.

Research findings will be presented on the following studies:

PATRICIA (PAThways in Research In Collaborative Inter-Agency working) Project: This national study funded by ANROWS explored the relationship between statutory child protection, family law, and community-based services that seek to support women and children exposed to domestic and family violence. Women’s pathways to service are examined using NSW, Western Australian and Victorian administrative datasets. The findings, together with an international scoping review on collaborative practice across child protection, family law and community-based services (the State of Knowledge), case studies of promising collaborative initiatives in five states (NSW, Victoria, WA, Queensland and South Australia), and analysis of interventions with perpetrators of domestic and family violence in the context of child protection (using a "case reading" process developed by David Mandel and Associates as part of the Safe and Together approach to building a domestic violence-informed child welfare system) were synthesised through a participatory action research process.

INVISIBLE PRACTICES: This ANROWS funded research project simultaneously capacity built and researched professional practice engaging men who use violence and other controlling behaviours in three states: NSW, WA & Victoria. Drawing upon the Safe and Together model and using an action research methodology, ‘communities of practice’ made up of professionals involved in statutory child protection, domestic violence services and health and welfare services were established. A panel of researchers and community partners will discuss the impact of this project on their work engaging men who use violence.

GOING HOME, STAYING HOME: Researchers and practitioners will share the results of this research which considered women’s refuge workers perceptions of the impact of the ‘Going Home, Staying Home’ reform in NSW.

MESSAGES FROM THE FRONTLINE: With a primary objective of creating an opportunity for people on the ‘frontline’ of domestic and family violence services to offer their ideas and opinions, this study explored the perceptions of and policy advice from front line workers in NSW, Victoria and WA regarding the effectiveness of the Australian Government’s policy, the National Plan to reduce Violence Against Women and their Children. This study effectively explored grassroots perspectives of policy relevance and effectiveness as well as what needs to happen to improve services to hold perpetrators of violence to account and to ensure the safety of women and children who experience domestic violence

If you are a practitioner, policy-maker, member of a peak body, researcher, academic or are just interested in improving services for those affected by domestic and family violence, then please join us on the 31st of May for the Messages from the Frontline Symposium.

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