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March 2019

Peering into the Future

March 12, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:45 pm
Michael Chamberlin Theatre, Aikenhead Wing, Building E, St Vincent's Public Hospital, 27 Victoria Parade
Fitzroy, Vic 3065
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The ‘Peering into the Future’ forum will highlight the impact and importance of consumer and carer lived experience in improving service delivery to people with Mental Health (MH) and Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) issues. This forum, aimed at MH and AOD workers, will honour and explore the essential work of consumers and carers. Advocates, consultants and peer workers among others – all with lived experience themselves - and will represent the many different facets of consumer and carer service…

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Safety & Respect: Women with Disabilities & Family Violence

March 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Northern Integrated Family Violence Services and Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV) invite workers to a forum to strengthen responses to women with disabilities who experience family violence. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their practice and identify the social contexts that create barriers to safety for women with disabilities who experience family violence. Keynote Speaker, Leah van Poppel (CEO WDV) will discuss the best ways to partner with women to uphold their right to safety and respect. Women…

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Dealing with difficult calls

March 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
WIRE Women’s Information, 372 Spencer Street
West Melbourne,
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Dealing with difficult calls 3.5 hour PD workshop | 10.00am – 1.30pm | Cost: $110 (incl. GST) |  WIRE 372 Spencer St, West Melbourne  Workshop dates for 2019: March 18; June 14; August 5; November 25 WIRE's first Professional Development Workshop for 2019 is now open for registration. Places are limited, so secure your place by booking today.  The 3.5 hour workshop is ideal for phone intake and response workers, reception and call centre staff who are the first point…

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Building from Strength: Transforming systems to improve family violence outcomes together

March 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
RMIT University Storey Hall, 336–348 Swanston Street
Melbourne, 3000
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Family Safety Victoria’s Centre for Workforce Excellence, in partnership with the Future Social Service Institute, is holding a free one-day forum. The forum will showcase innovative leadership and practice in responding to family violence from across the sector. It will be a chance to hear from experts and sector leaders, and to be involved in dynamic workshops focused on leading change to improve outcomes in family violence. Participants will have the opportunity to choose from a number of breakout sessions…

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Gender Transformative Practice To Prevent Violence Against Women

March 21, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke Street
Melbourne, 3000
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Explore the challenge and opportunities of undertaking action that seeks to transform gender norms, practices and structures in order to prevent violence against women and promote gender equality.  About this workshop: This full day masterclass aims to build participants’ confidence and skills to undertake effective gender transformative practice as part of their primary prevention and gender equality work. This workshop explores the key theoretical principles underpinning gender transformative work, reflecting on their own practice and experience. Participants are supported to…

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Victorian Allied Health Research Conference 2019

March 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf, Vic 3006
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The Department of Health and Human Service would like to extend a warm invitation to participate in the 3rd Victorian Allied Health Research Conference, which will be held on Friday 22nd March, 2019 at the Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre. This one day event will unite over 450 allied health professionals from diverse care settings, to champion research, and share knowledge and experiences to guide future directions in Allied Health practice. Inspiring keynote and guest speakers will impart the latest…

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Working Together to End Men’s Family Violence Conference

March 22, 2019 @ 8:30 am - March 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Bayview Eden Melbourne, 6 Queens Road
Melbourne, 3004
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In Australia, the majority of acts of domestic and family violence are perpetrated by men against women. Men play a key part in changing this narrative and in ending family violence. While there is much being done in prevention and intervention, there is still a lot of work to do. The Australasian Working Together to End Men’s Family Violence Conference will look at how we can strengthen our practice approaches to men who use domestic and family violence through a…

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15th National Rural Health Conference

March 24, 2019 @ 8:30 am - March 27, 2019 @ 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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Voluntary assisted dying model of care information sessions

March 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Northern Health, 185 Cooper Street
Epping, Vic 3076 Australia
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The VHA is conducting information sessions for people working in the Victorian health sector to learn about the model of care and quality framework to support implementation of voluntary assisted dying within health services, GP clinics, community-based palliative care services and residential aged care services. Webinar 1 6 March 7am Click here Webinar 2 12 March 12noon Click here Webinar 3 21 March 6.30pm Click here Webinar 4 25 March 3pm Click here  

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2019 Australia and New Zealand Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference

March 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - March 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale St & Glenelg Street
South Bank, Qld 4101
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The 2nd Australia and New Zealand Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 27-29 March 2019. The conference theme, Healing in Exile – Current and Future Challenges, will explore the most  innovative and successful ways to support  people from  refugee backgrounds as they  recover from trauma and resettle in their new context. International keynote speakers will address global perspectives and  prominent national identities will tackle some of the most pressing challenges here in…

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