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February 2019

Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harm in the Tertiary Education Sector Conference

February 5 @ 9:00 am - February 6 @ 5:00 pm
Deakin Downtown, Tower 2 Level 12/727 Collins St
Melbourne, Vic 3008
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This conference is part of Deakin University's Respect. Now. Always (RNA) initiative, with the aim to gather those that have been involved with similar activities within their respective institutions to share ideas, broaden understanding and to create opportunities for sector wide collaboration in the elimination of sexual harm in the Higher Education, VET and TAFE sectors. Who should attend? Academics Education sector psychologists, counsellors and social workers Campus services and facilities personnel Equity and diversity practitioners International student support managers…

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Responding to Disclosures in Prevention Settings Seminar

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
RMIT Garden Building, Bowen Street
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You are invited to the first event of DVRCV’s 2019 Partners in Prevention Seminar Series We know that primary prevention activities often increase the likelihood of people disclosing. These disclosures may be about their personal experience of violence, perpetration of violence or their family situation. It is important that prevention practitioners have the skills and understanding to respond effectively in these situations.  Join the conversation with a panel of experts, educators and practitioners who will discuss key considerations and suggest…

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Reimagining Public Administration: First Peoples, governance and new paradigms

February 20 @ 8:00 am - February 21 @ 5:00 pm
Federation Square Melbourne, + Google Map

The Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) with the support of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) will hold its second Indigenous affairs conference, Reimagining Public Administration: First Peoples, governance and new paradigms at Melbourne’s Federation Square on 20-21 February 2019. Public sector leaders, not-for-profits, academics and Indigenous community organisations from across Australia and New Zealand are invited to explore new ideas and discuss better ways of engaging with Indigenous communities including Indigenous knowledge and culture…

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Identifying Family Violence: Responding to Women

February 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Advised at registration

The Northern Integrated Family Violence Services team invites you to Identifying Family Violence training.  This training is open to workers across the northern metropolitan region who are not directly involved in specialist family violence service provision, but who may work with women who are experiencing family violence.  Through this half-day training, participants will increase their understanding and recognition of family violence. They will gain strategies to respond to disclosures and learn about appropriate referrals for women. This training is useful…

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Safe and Supported: Building Workplace Capacity to Manage Family Violence

February 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke Street
Melbourne, 3000
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This workshop is designed to build the capacity of workplaces to support their employees who are experiencing family violence. Disclosures of family violence are common after or during violence prevention training and/or workplace change programs. This workshop is designed for managers, human resources/people and culture staff, or individuals in family violence contact/support roles and will assist them to develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure their employees are safe and supported in the workplace.   Training Outcomes: Increases participants'…

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Not in my workplace

February 21 @ 11:30 am - 6:30 pm
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf, Vic 3006
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Not in My Workplace is a collective of CEOs, Senior Executives, Chairs and Board Directors from across private, not-for- profit and public sectors making a stand to bring about change. The organisation is incorporated under the Incorporated Associations Act in September 2018. We would love you to join us and take part in our networking, workshops and events. www.notinmyworkplace.org In February 2019 a number of influential leaders and leading thinkers are coming together to talk about the extent and impact…

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Bystander Action to Prevent Violence Against Women

February 21 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke Street
Melbourne, 3000
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This three-hour active bystander training supports participants to speak up when confronted with everyday sexism and sexual harassment, as well as a range of behaviours and attitudes that justify, excuse, blame, trivialise or minimise violence against women.  This training takes participants through the causes, prevalence and impact of family violence, sexual harassment and other forms of violence against women. Participants are provided with bystander tools to build the skills and confidence to speak out against violence-supportive attitudes and behaviours. Training…

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March 2019

March 5 @ 9:00 am - March 8 @ 4:00 pm
Melbourne Zoo, Elliott Avenue
Parkville, 3052
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For over three decades Dr McKenzie-Mohr has been working to incorporate scientific knowledge on behaviour change into the design and delivery of community programs. He is the founder of community-based social marketing and the author of three books on the topic. One of these books has been recommended by Time Magazine and become requisite reading for those who deliver programs to protect the environment, promote public health and prevent injuries. Introductory Workshop This two-day workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to…

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Overcoming Indigenous Family Violence

March 12 @ 8:00 am - March 13 @ 5:00 pm
Deluxe City Hotel Melbourne, + Google Map

Empower Indigenous communities to overcome family violence Indigenous Family Violence is a national issue that requires the involvement of many stakeholders across the country to overcome. The 5th annual Overcoming Indigenous Family Violence Forum has partnered with Djirra and brings together representatives from government, police, legal services, not-for-profit, community organisation, and family violence support services. They all have a vital role to play in tackling indigenous family violence. During the course of this 2-day conference and 1-day workshop, we will explore critical issues…

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15th National Rural Health Conference

March 24 @ 8:30 am - March 27 @ 5:00 pm
Hotel Grand Chancellor, 29 Cameron Street
Launceston, TAS 7250
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The National Rural Health Conference is the pre-eminent event in Australia for inspiration and information about rural and remote health and wellbeing.  It has a well-earned reputation as the best rural health Conference in Australia. The first National Rural Health Conference was held in Toowoomba in 1991.  Since that time the rural health sector has continued to come together to discuss how to improve health outcomes for the 7 million people that live in rural and remote Australia. The 15th Conference…

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