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Family Violence: Our Role in Primary Prevention

Event number: 17499
Presenter(s): Anna Grimes

This presentation will cover:

What is Family Violence – including the circle of violence

Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence: in Ballarat and surrounding areas – priority areas and implications for services

Examples of Service Mapping, what’s in our area, and referral pathways (digital referral map to be provided)

Tell us what your organisation is doing to end family violence session

Victoria's new 10-year plan to end family violence has at its core an understanding that family violence is preventable. The plan -Ending Family Violence: Victoria’s Plan for Change - highlights five key initiatives that will prevent family violence from happening in the first place.

1.    To strengthen the focus on the prevention of family violence across the system, a new Prevention Agency is being established. This agency will coordinate activities and monitor outcomes, commission research to develop improved approaches, fund and support Local Prevention Alliances and work with others to change the attitudes and behaviours that lead to family violence.

2.    Primary Prevention Strategy - due to be released in 2017 – will focus on increasing understanding and knowledge about prevention and driving a change in attitudes and behaviours across the Victorian population. It will include actions in schools, workplaces and sporting clubs; and will work with Victorians at every stage of life.

3.    Victoria's first Gender Equality Strategy will aim to address the social, economic and political structures and systems that give rise to gender inequality. Challenging discrimination and gender inequality (the key driver of violence against women) will, in turn, help to prevent family violence.

4.    To ensure the next generation is equipped to build relationships based on equality and respect, Respectful Relationships education will be rolled out to all schools, beginning in 2017. This work will see equality and respectful relationships embedded across the culture of our schools to improve student and staff knowledge, attitudes and confidence in discussing these issues.

5.    The Victorian Workplace Equality and Respect Project will support the delivery of programs regarding the prevention of violence against women, gender equality and respect in workplace settings across Victoria.

Together, these initiatives will help to change the social structures, norms and practices that influence the development of attitudes and behaviours that lead to family violence, creating lasting change and a Victoria where everybody, regardless of their gender, is equal and treated with respect.

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About the presenter(s)

Anna Grimes has completed foundation work with Ballarat Health Services for a coordinated approach in better supporting patients experiencing family violence.
Ms Grimes has had extensive experience on an acute medical ward and in government departments specialising in family violence and women’s health.
She has liased with key staff and community welfare organisations to pool together experience and strong systems already in place in her role as project coordinator under the Strengthening Hospital Responses for Family Violence program.
Ms Grimes’ role has included training and policies to best equip staff in noticing potential signs of family violence, support available and managing sensitivity in cases.

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Ballarat Central

Oscar's Hotel & Cafe Bar
18 Doveton St S
Ballarat Central , VIC 3350
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 23/5/2017
End date: 23/5/2017
Time: 6.30pm - 7.30pm


This is a FREE event


APS - Ballarat Branch
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