The University of the Sunshine Coast and SunnyKids have been joined by SCOPE, in Place, Uniting Care Community and the Suncoast Community Legal Service Inc. to form the Sunshine Coast Domestic Violence Action Group, and to host the 2015 Sunshine Coast Domestic and Family Violence Symposium to be known as ‘Make it Stop' A Sunshine Coast Plan to Stop DV.
The Symposium will create a unified voice, on a local level, of organisations and professionals working within the sector and experiencing the increasing strain Domestic Violence issues have on resources. The day will culminate with the groups sharing their ideas and then a formal handover of these action items to representatives of the local and State Government.
The Symposium will attract delegates from a wide range of backgrounds including: Policy Makers, Government representatives and Councilors, Practitioners, NGO’s, Academics, Mental Health specialists, Service Providers, Victims Support Groups and interested members of the community.
The program includes Australian of the Year Rosie Batty as keynote speaker, as well as a range of presentations providing information and examples of recognised world's best practice in community lead domestic and family violence responses.
Presenters will provide participants with information and examples of recognised world’s best practice in community lead domestic and family violence responses. Following these education and information sessions participants will be supported by specialist domestic and family violence service providers to outline their desired response to four key elements of a world’s best practice response, these being:
The need for ongoing and healthy relationships / education.
Rosie Batty, Australian of the Year 2015 and DV Campaigner
DV and Child Custody - what would you do?
Dr Rachael Sharman, Lecturer, Psychology, USC.
The SunnyKids Virtual Village
Chris Turner, CEO, Sunnykids.
Putting Gender back on the Agenda in Domestic and Family Violence (D&FV) Policy and Service Responses'
Associate Professor Christine Morley, Social Work, USC.
Women and Empowerment: Centacare
Communicating your way to a Better Relationship
Dr Gregory Nash, Lecturer, Communication, USC and White Ribbon Ambassador and Dr Tamara De Regt - Senior Lecturer, Psychology, USC.
How the Perpetrators of DV are made Accountable in Queensland
Associate Professor Kelley Burton, USC Law School.
New Ways of Working with Perpetrators
Joanne Trentin, Community Services Manager, Uniting Community Care.
Law as a Tool for Empowerment
Julian Porter, Principal Solicitor, Suncoast Community Legal Service Inc.
‘Make it Stop' A Sunshine Coast Plan to Stop DV
9am to 4pm
9 December 2015
25 Nov 2015 - Domestic violence forum to hear about ‘constructive conflict’
Innovation Centre, Sippy Downs
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