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June 2019

Under the Radar: Contemporary Challenges for Prevention of Violence Against

June 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - June 19, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000
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Gender Equity Victoria (GEN VIC) is holding a two-day participatory forum to query the nuts and bolts of our work, and ask the crucial questions about strategies in the prevention of violence against women. This will be an engaging and meaningful forum to help design the future of the Prevention of Violence Against Women. DAY 1 (18th June 2019): Invisible towers - Systemic violence, institutions and the prevention of violence against women. DAY 2 (19th June 2019): Who are we excluding? Intersections…

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ADDRESSING LONELINESS IN PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILL HEALTH

June 19, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Conference Room, Level 1 Bolte Wing St Vincent’s Hospital, 14 Nicholson Street
Fitzroy, Vic 3065
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Speaker: Dr. Michelle Lim (Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute and Swinburne University of Technology (Centre for Mental Health) The presentation will focus on ways mental health services can address experiences of loneliness among service users. Dr Michelle Lim is a Senior Lecturer and Clinical Psychologist at the Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute, and Centre for Mental Health at Swinburne University of Technology. Dr Lim is the head of the Social Health and Wellbeing (SHAW) Laboratory and chief scientific advisor for the…

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Gender Equity in Action

June 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke Street
Melbourne, 3000
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This full-day workshop provides an introductory guide to understanding gender within our society. The workshop unpacks the impact of gender inequality on our health and wellbeing in Australia and best practice approaches to building gender equity into your work. The workshop focuses on building the practical skills needed to apply a gender lens to the design, delivery and evaluation of gender sensitive programs, policies, and initiatives. This workshop has been delivered by Women’s Health Victoria since 2009 under the title…

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July 2019

Young Women and Family Violence Community of Practice: Criminalisation

July 3, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Preston Vic 3072 Australia + Google Map

Do you work with young women who have experienced intimate partner violence? Northern Integrated Family Violence Services (NIFVS) and Youth Support Advocacy Services (YSAS) partner to provide an opportunity for workers to meet, share, learn and reflect on their practice.  At this session a panel of specialists will explore political frameworks and practice considerations when working with young women involved in the criminal legal system.

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Storytelling for Change: Prevention of Violence against Women Communications Masterclass

July 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke Street
Melbourne, 3000
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  This full day masterclass aims to build participants’ confidence and skills in crafting and sharing stories that communicate the drivers of violence against women. This workshop take participants through story crafting techniques and principles, key considerations when tailoring PVAW stories to various audiences and ethical storytelling. Participants workshop key messages and craft their own story through individual and group activities. This workshop aims to increase the confidence of participants to develop and tell stories that illuminate the causes of…

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Intensive Introduction for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

July 18, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Foundation House, 4 Gardiner Street
Brunswick, 3056
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This two day intensive introduction includes common physical and emotional health issues which are a result of refugee experiences; refugee health and settlement services; and other important services and resources. Content includes: Understanding Australia’s humanitarian program and recent refugee and asylum seeking arrival patterns, within a broader policy context; Exploring issues in working cross culturally; Exploring the Foundation House framework regarding the impact of torture and trauma and the basis for interventions; Overview of relevant services for people from refugee…

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National Suicide Prevention Conference 2019

July 22, 2019 @ 8:30 am - July 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, 65 Queens Road
Albert Park, Vic 3004
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This year’s theme is United In Action. The theme reflects the unique nature of the National Suicide Prevention Conference, which is highly regarded for its ability to bring people from a wide range of backgrounds and communities together.  This unification enables delegates to learn from each other, network and have shared experiences. Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) has worked closely with a Program Advisory Committee consisting of Members from research, service provision and lived experience perspectives to develop a comprehensive program.…

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July 24, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Melbourne CBD

If you’re doing gender equality or primary prevention work, it’s likely that you’ve come across backlash and resistance. This one-day workshop for practitioners will give you effective, evidence-based tools and strategies to respond to resistance. Topics covered include: Background and evidence about backlash and resistance in the prevention sector Understanding different forms of resistance. Resistance responses and how to minimise their impact and address their underlying causes. Framing effective strategies to manage resistance for programs and organisations. Managing how resistance…

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Communities and Trauma: Supporting Recovery from Collective Trauma

July 25, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Foundation House, 4 Gardiner Street
Brunswick, 3056
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Refugee and asylum seeking experiences tear at the social fabric tying people together. This workshop will explore some of the potential far-reaching impacts of collective trauma for communities in the resettlement context, and potential recovery processes. Participants will be introduced to the Foundation House Framework for Recovery. This workshop will comprise a panel of speakers, including members from refugee backgrounds and a peace-practitioner. Content includes: Exploration of concepts such as trans-generational trauma and collective trauma; Foundation House Framework for Recovery;…

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20th International Mental Health Conference

July 31, 2019 @ 8:30 am - August 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
RACV Royal Pines Gold Coast, Qld + Google Map

Featuring Australia and New Zealand’s leading clinical practitioners, academics, and mental health experts, the 2019 International Mental Health Conference continues in its 20th year to network, share research, projects and formulate ideas for change for those living with mental health conditions. Enjoy a three-day program of inspiring keynote addresses, speaker presentations, workshops, poster presentations and ample networking opportunities.

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