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The Shadow Behind - intersectionality between DV & harmful sexual behaviour

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Responding to the intersectionality between Domestic Violence and harmful sexual behaviour

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Why address domestic violence in harmful sexual behaviour treatment? Coordinator Michelle and Senior Clinician Patrick give an overview of the newly established New Street Service in South Western Sydney and East.

This breakfast bite webinar will cover:

  • understanding of New Street service;
  • statistics related to Domestic Violence and intersectionality with harmful sexual behaviour;
  • why address Domestic Violence in harmful sexual behaviour treatment and
  • identify practice issues and strategies to address.

This webinar will be presented by

Michelle Scheidel, Coordinator, New Street Sydney South West and East

Michelle completed a Bachelor of Social Work at the University of NSW in 1995 and has since gained experience in the community and government sectors. She has over 15 years’ experience working directly with young people who have demonstrated harmful sexual behaviour and their families. She has experience in the sexual assault, child protection and family and domestic violence fields. She has also worked to support staff with vicarious trauma impacts. Her current role is as the Coordinator of New Street Sydney South West and East.

Patrick Smith , Senior Clinician, New Street Sydney South West and East. Patrick is the Senior Clinician at New Street Sydney South West and East. Patrick has worked in a range of roles in the field of violence, abuse and neglect for over 20 years, including in statutory child protection, hospital and community health, New Street, Cedar Cottage and the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Host: Angela Hall, Project Coordinator White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation, South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD).

This breakfast bite is open to all practitioners and managers working in Community, Government, Police and Justice Sector in South Western Sydney with responsibility for; Family and Domestic Violence; Men’s Behaviour Change Programs, Women’s Services, Child Protection; Violence Prevention, New Street Services, Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol and Health professionals are encouraged to attend. Places are limited as Business Skype allows maximum of 250 participants.

New Street Services provide therapeutic services for children and young people aged 10 to 17 years who have engaged in harmful sexual behaviours towards others, and their families and caregivers. New Street Services work with the young person to assist them to understand, acknowledge, take responsibility for and cease the harmful sexual behaviour.

New Street Services have a defined and evidence-informed model of operation. The New Street Service model involves working with the whole family unit, and engaging with other agencies and community services to sustain and support interventions. Central to the model is the principle of safety, both for any children that have been sexually harmed and for the young person engaged in the harmful behaviour who may themselves be a victim of abuse and neglect. New Street Services also provide a range of training and consultation services to other organisations, for example out-of-home care agencies.

New Street Services prioritise Aboriginal young people. All New Street employees are trained and committed to ensuring cultural safety. Identified Aboriginal Counsellor Positions are in place at every New Street Service as part of this commitment.

A 2014 evaluation of New Street Services found that the service has achieved significant outcomes with young people and their families, with positive impacts for both individuals and the child protection system as a whole.

Please ensure that a health email address or for external partners your work email address is used when registering for this event. Following registration a link will be provided to you 1 week before the event is due to take place.

South Western Sydney Local Health District is hosting a series of professional development webinars that will unpack some need to know information for building knowledge, skill and application to response to violence abuse and neglect. Starting on White Ribbon Day Friday 20th November, followed by the 16 days of Activism against gendered based violence Wednesday 25th November to Thursday 10th December – International Human Rights Day. These webinars has been designed to maximise your time and learning by attending a 1 hour short and sharp Breakfast bite Webinar or Lunchtime bite Webinar, accessible both live and some post event by recording.

More Information or questions please contact Angela Hall, Project Coordinator White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) via email angela.hall@health.nsw.gov.au

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