Professor Kelsey Hegarty video now available

Professor Hegarty's recent seminar is now available for viewing online.

Professor Kelsey Hegarty is an academic general practitioner who works as a professor in the department of general practice at the University of Melbourne. She currently leads an abuse and violence in primary care research program and her current research includes the evidence base for interventions to prevent violence against women; educational and complex interventions around identification of family violence in primary care settings and responding to women and children exposed to abuse through primary care and through the use of new technologies.

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Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum: registrations now open


Be in Mackay on Wednesday and Thursday 6th and 7th May 2015 for two days of learning and networking with colleagues working in the domestic and family violence sector.

The program is growing each week and will be updated regularly. Register now and keep up to date by visiting this site weekly- and receive the Early Bird Special, a complimentary Forum t-shirt by booking and paying before the 10th April.

Everything you need to know is here.

Dr Frank Ascione seminar video now available

Dr Ascione's recent seminar is now available for viewing online.

Dr Ascione is widely published and an expert in the relationship between maltreatment of animals and interpersonal violence. His seminar Animal abuse and intimate partner violence: Associations between the welfare of pets and the welfare of women and children in violent environments will be of great interest to those working in the fields of domestic and family violence and animal welfare.

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Visiting Scholar: Dr Annabel Taylor in Conversation video

In late July 2014 the then Director of the Te Awatea Violence Research Centre, Dr Annabel Taylor, visited CDFVR. Dr Taylor was then a Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Human Services; School of Language, Social and Political Sciences, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Dr Taylor’s main research interests are in criminal justice social work, with a focus on women and domestic violence. She spoke with Heather Lovatt, then Interim Director at the Centre, and Jude Marshall, Manager of the Mackay Domestic Violence Resource Service.