Exploring the complex interplay of DFV, AOD use and mental health and service responses to victim-survivors

The Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing is hosting a face-to-face workshop exploring the complex interplay of domestic and family violence, alcohol and other drug use and mental health and service responses to victim-survivors for DFV Refuge Managers and Refuge Specialists interested in shaping the policies and procedures of DFV refuges

About the workshop

There is a complex relationship between domestic and family violence (DFV), alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and mental health. We understand, for example, that alcohol and other drug use can be used by people using violence to exert control, and by victim survivors to help them make it through. Literature reveals that the complex interplay between domestic and family violence, alcohol and other drug use and mental health affects the effectiveness of interventions in each of these areas.

This face-to-face workshop will closely examine the complex interplay as experienced by victim-survivors and consider the barriers and challenges DFV refuges encounter when managing these complexities.

The workshop will include:

A description of the complex interplay of domestic and family violence, alcohol and other drug use and mental health and its impact on victim-survivors

An overview of the Intersecting Capability Review Tool, which was developed to provide a structured and systematic approach to building service capability to respond safely and effectively to the intersecting issues

Strategies that can assist services and practitioners to respond safely to victim-survivors experiencing the intersecting issues of domestic and family violence and alcohol and other drug use

Practical activities that allow participants to engage with the learnings and apply the tools and strategies to their context

Please note: The webinar entitled, Introduction to the complex interplay of domestic and family violence, alcohol and other drug use and mental health and the Intersecting Capability Review Tool (ICRT), originally scheduled for 25 November has been cancelled due to 16 Days of Activism events. A summary of the content will be included in the workshop.

 

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for DFV Refuge Managers and Refuge Specialists interested in shaping the policies and procedures of DFV refuges

Cost

$65 (incl. GST)  per person. Cost includes lunch and refreshments. 

If cost is a barrier to attending, please contact Darcee at darcee@cwsw.org.au

If you require an invoice to be issued to complete your registration please email admin@cwsw.org.au or call (08) 9420 7264

Please take note of CWSW booking and refund policy

Venue

City West Lotteries House: Conference Room, 2 Delhi Street, West Perth, 6005

This venue has wheelchair accessibility. Please advise if you have any access requirements upon registering.

Paid parking and public transport are available nearby.

Register

Register via Eventbrite

About the presenters

Dr Alison Evans  |  Director – Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence, CWSW

Dr Alison Evans is the Director of Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence at the Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing. Alison has a deep commitment to, and substantive knowledge and experience in, the area of violence against women, including service provision, advocacy, policy, legislation, research and practice development.

Petrina Slater |  Manager Family Support, Wungening Aboriginal Corp. Wooree Miya

Trina is an Aboriginal woman from Perth with both Noongar (Whadjuk/Balardong) and Yamatji (Badimia) family ties. Trina is currently Manager Family Support at Wungening’s Wooree Miya Refuge for women and children. Wungening’s support with increasing staff awareness and understanding of family and domestic violence has been the key to her commitment to working to keep Aboriginal women and children safe in a crisis.

Bobbi Robertson  | DFV Training Solutions

Bobbi is a registered trainer and assessor, and a lead quality auditor, who provides evidence-based and relatable training. She brings a wealth of frontline experience across the domestic and family violence sector, working with both victim-survivors and perpetrators across a range of settings. Bobbi recently worked with the peak bodies for domestic and family violence sector and alcohol and other drug sector in Western Australia to enhance the capabilities of services across the sector by developing a tool to review service capabilities to identify and respond effectively to people presenting with intersecting domestic and family violence, alcohol, and other drug issues.

Darcee Schulze  |  Practice Development Specialist (Domestic and Family Violence), CWSW

Darcee is the Practice Development Specialist (Domestic and Family Violence) at the Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing and in her role, she supports the DFV sector to enhance service responses to improve outcomes for victim-survivors of domestic and family violence. Darcee’s previous work in research gave her the opportunity to listen to victim-survivors of domestic and family violence speak about their experiences of abuse, its impact and their engagement with services. She has also listened to practitioners share their experiences of responding to victim-survivors, including the challenges and limitations. Darcee is experienced in facilitating workshops and has delivered training to Curtin staff as part of their White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation and taught in various units across the social work course, including the unit Violence Abuse and Trauma.

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