Over 15 – 17 May, ANROWS (Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety), held their second National Research Conference in Sydney. The event was mostly attended by practitioners, policy makers (both state and federal) and academics who came together to “learn, connect and reflect as we meet the challenge of responding to violence against women and their children”.
DVConnect’s Practice Manager (Sophie McCashin) who was fortunate enough to attend thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about key issues of concern and strategies to successfully work with diverse communities affected by domestic and family violence and sexual assault. Presentations particularly around ‘Conceptualisations of violence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities’, ‘Crossing the Line: Trans and Gender Diverse People and their experiences of community and family violence’, and ‘Young People and Violence: A focus on both prevention and intervention’ were particularly educational in informing the work that DVConnect does and can continue to improve on.
DVConnect would like to acknowledge ANROWS and the Conference delegates for their expertise and commitment that they brought to the 3 day event. DVConnect would also like to acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, on whose beautiful land the Conference was held, and we pay our deepest respects to their past, present and future elders, and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates who attended the Conference. Thank you for welcoming us to the conversation and providing us with the opportunity for further learning. ... See MoreSee Less
Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHTB).
There is limited research and information available on numbers of individuals who identify as trans or gender diverse in Queensland, and therefore, limited data on the prevalance and unique risk factors of domestic, family and sexual violence that exist in this community.
In acknowledgement of this important day of awareness, and also as part of DV Prevention month, we want our rainbow identifying friends in the LGBTIQA community to know DVConnect’s services and support is available at all time.
DVConnect is committed to continuing to improve our response in service delivery to diverse community groups and minority groups within QLD. Happy IDAHTB everyone! ... See MoreSee Less
We would like to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to our wonderful partner, QSuper.
In recognition of Domestic Violence Prevention Month, QSuper hosted both a breakfast and afternoon tea with a gold coin donation to DVConnect. We are delighted by the continual support of QSuper in our life-saving work and in their stance that domestic, family and sexual violence is not acceptable.
Michelle Wicks, had the opportunity to also highlight the importance of our transformation program, which is designed to further strengthen our services, systems and processes so we can be more responsive and relevant, using the latest practice thinking and technologies in today’s environment. ... See MoreSee Less
DVConnect staff are so happy to be in Townsville to meet with key partners and to attend the QLD Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum 2018: 'Language of Change'.
DVConnect acknowledges the similarities of violence against women of all backgrounds, but also the critical differences that impact on our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters. We are committed to reconciliation and to working in collaboration with the First Nations People of Queensland and Australia. ... See MoreSee Less
DVConnect is proud to be attending Platform 1225 today, a forum coordinated by Queensland Youth Housing Coalition (QYHC) and funded by the Queensland Government. What an incredible turn out of young people and service providers to have vital conversations about 'Abuse of Power - Confronting Dynamics of Harm'.#platform1225 #supportingyoungpeople #confrontingdynamicsofharm ... See MoreSee Less