The Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland (CPPAQ) will be hosting a Practice Paper on the topic of domestic and family violence and holding perpetrators accountable with Zoe Rathus, Senior Lecturer, Griffith University Law School and Stephen Lock, Principal Program Officer, Walking with Dads, Child Safety Programs. In Queensland there are almost 70,000 reported incidents of domestic and family violence each year and around fifty-percent of the families working with Child Safety have domestic and family violence as an indicator of harm to children. Content will include: the child protection and family court interface: how behaviours of survivors and perpetrators can be misunderstood and how the system continues to ‘mother blame’; the David Mandel Safe & Together model for working with perpetrators and their families, a new way of conceptualising violence accountability and the impacts of DFV on survivors and children; and working differently with fathers who perpetrate violence in their families, the Walking with Dads Project.
Date: Tuesday, 28th November, registration from 5pm
Venue: Grant Thornton, Level 18, 145 Ann Street Brisbane
Cost: FREE for CPPAQ members, $40 for non-members