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November 2019

Monitoring and Evaluation for primary prevention of violence against women and family violence initiatives.

November 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
WIRE Women’s Information, 372 Spencer Street
West Melbourne,
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This full day masterclass aims to build participants’ confidence and skills to undertake effective monitoring and evaluation as part of their primary prevention of violence against women and family violence work. This workshop explores the key theoretical approaches and practice frameworks that guide primary prevention evaluation in Victoria, supporting participants to reflect on their own practice and experience. Participants are supported to unpack some of the key challenges to putting this work into practice and will work together to explore…

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Connecting with Tomorrow. Enhancing Health Literacy, Eliminating Inequity: Using health literacy for health service improvement and community development

November 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - November 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Swinburne University of Technology, John Street
Hawthorn, Vic 3122
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A three-day intensive masterclass for managers, executives, health professionals, health planners, policy makers, researchers, and those active in health promotion and community services. Using the latest health literacy research and practices, this masterclass will demonstrate how to develop fit-for-purpose interventions to reduce inequities in health service access and engagement. The masterclass will introduce the Ophelia process (OPtimising HEalth LIterAcy and Access), a structured process for identifying and responding to health literacy needs by co-designing locally relevant interventions. Measurement of health…

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Young Women and Family Violence Community of Practice: Body, Self and Intimate Partner Violence

November 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Advised at registration

Do you work with young women who have experienced intimate partner violence? Northern Integrated Family Violence Services (NIFVS) and Youth Support Advocacy Services (YSAS) have partnered to provide an opportunity for workers to meet, share, learn and reflect on their practice with young women who have experienced or are experiencing intimate partner violence. Session Overview: There are many pressures that young women navigate. These pressures can impact how young women view their bodies and form their sense of self. Social…

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Safe and Supported: Building Workplace Capacity to Manage Family Violence

November 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke Street
Melbourne, 3000
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This three and a half hour 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.…

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The Alfred Pain Symposium

November 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
monash university, 99 Commercial Road
Melbourne, Vic 3004 Australia
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All health professionals are invited to this event – Perioperative pain…when the usual medications aren’t working. Topics covered include: opioid resistance alternatives to full agonist opioids anti neuropathic agents and clonidine ketamine and lignocaine addiction related behaviours addiction medicine regional anaesthesia in acute pain For more information about this event download the flyer or contact Catherine Pound on 03 9903 0321. Registrations close 22nd November

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December 2019

Indigenous Suicide Prevention Forum

December 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - December 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
State Library Victoria, 328 Swanston Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000
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Pre-forum workshop 4th December | Forum 5th - 6th December   In 2019, there’s been an increase in efforts to reduce Indigenous suicide prevention through programs, initiatives, government prioritisation, and resourcing. Yet today, Indigenous Australians still have some of the highest rates of self-harm and suicide in the world, especially among those aged between 5-17. There are continued challenges and sometimes confusion about who and what is being responded to in the suicide prevention sector. Robust conversation and dialogue must be…

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Parent–child play: A mental health promotion strategy for all children

December 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Webinar

Webinar Presenters: Sarah Seekamp and Ben Rogers This webinar will discuss how practitioners can use child-led play to assist families to improve parent–child relationships and child mental health.  This webinar is co-produced by CFCA and Emerging Minds, in a series focusing on children’s mental health.

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February 2020

Embedding Effective Evaluation into Prevention Practice

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
VDC, Level 8/379 Collins Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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The PiP Seminar Series is back for another year! We’ll be kicking off this year’s series with an insight into the challenges that prevention practitioners face in evaluating and monitoring their projects: How to balance the need for robust evaluation with limited funding, time and capacity How to ensure our evaluation approach is feminist and intersectional How evaluation supports practitioners’ learning and amplifies project impact How to move beyond a simple ‘box ticking’ approach to facilitate learning and initiate transformative…

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The Not-For-Profit People Conference

February 24 @ 8:30 am - February 25 @ 5:00 pm
Melbourne Convention Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf, Vic 3006 Australia
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The Not-For-Profit People Conference is Australia’s largest event focused on how to attract, manage, train and retain the best people for the NFP sector. Over two days and twenty-nine inspiring sessions, join five hundred senior leaders and team leaders, HR professionals and board members, volunteer managers and CEOs to explore the NFP sector’s most pressing people issues: Leadership | Managing people well | People and organisational strategy | Strengthening HR | Recruitment | Health and wellbeing Our 2020 Conference is…

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Advancing the Evidence: Migrant Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Conference

February 27 @ 8:00 am - February 28 @ 5:00 pm
Novotel on Collins, 270 Collins Street
Melbourne, 3000
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Event description Multicultural Centre for Women's Health invites researchers, general, clinical and community practitioners, policy makers and advocates to attend a two-day national conference on migrant and refugee women's health and wellbeing. This conference will focus on the sexual and reproductive health and rights of all women living in Australia from migrant and refugee backgrounds, including: health equity issues in policy and service delivery national and international health policy, findings that build the current evidence base for migrant women's health…

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