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25 - 26Oct

From Violence to Safety Conference

25/10/2017 - 26/10/2017 (8:30am - 4:30pm)

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NSW Police Force
Dubbo RSL Memorial Club
178 Brisbane St, Dubbo NSW 2830
Contact person:
Rebecca Camilleri or Katie Gordon
(Rebecca) 0458 011 058 - (Katie) 0400 210 792
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Event Information

FROM VIOLENCE TO SAFETY: Creating stronger responses to domestic & family violence CONFERENCE 2017

Please note: If registering for this conference, attendance will be required for the entire two days. If registered and then cannot attend, please notify one of the contact people asap.

The contact details for the From Violence to Safety: creating stronger responses to domestic and family violence conference are: Rebecca Camilleri & Katie Gordon

Registrations close 5.00 pm 13th October 2017


Wednesday Oct 25

8:30AM Registration & refreshments (tea & coffee)
9:00AM Welcome & Opening address

The Hon Troy Grant, MP, Minister for Police and Minister for Emergency Services

9:10 AM Welcome to Country:

9:15 AM Unmasking the Abuser: Dr Dina McMillan

10:15 AM Multi Agency Triage Action Research Project Deb Nicholson: Action Research Project Manager

11:15 AM BREAK

11:45 AM The Importance of Collection of Forensic Evidence

Dr Maria Nittis
1:45 PM The First 1000 Days Australia: providing a coordinated, comprehensive strategy to strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families so they can address their children's needs from preconception to two years, laying the best foundation for their future health and well being

Professor Kerry Arabena, University of Melbourne


3:00 PM From Theory to Practice
3:30 PM Men and Domestic Violence Ken McMaster: 4:30PM Conference Close, Day 1

The conference committee invites you to take part in the annual Dubbo Reclaim the Night march. The march begins at 5pm at the Cyril Flood Rotunda, Church St Dubbo.

Thursday Oct 26

8:30 AM Registration & refreshments (tea & coffee)
8:50 AM Review of Day 1
9:00 AM Stalking and Domestic Violence: Dr Lorraine Sheridan

10:30 AM BREAK

11:00 AM A Survivor’s Story Genevieve Elliot

11:45AM Transgenerational trauma and lateral violence in Aboriginal communities: Paul Callaghan, Spirit Dreaming Australia

Speaker to be confirmed, Spirit Dreaming Australia

1:15PM Changing Police Responses to Domestic and Family Violence.

Inspector Sean McDermott: Manager Domestic and Family Violence Unit, NSW Police.

2:00PM Little Towns Big Voices Documentary Heather Blackley and Mandy


3:00PM Mobilising Communities to Prevent Violence and Abuse

Dr Kate Bricknell

3:45PM Understanding and managing the impacts of working with trauma survivors:

Compassion fatigue. Rape & DV Services Australia

4:30PM Closing Address

4:40PM Conference Close Julie Cooper: Director, Integrated Primary Care and Partnerships, Western NSW Local Health District

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