Congratulations and farewell to Heather Nancarrow!
It is with both joy and sadness that Heather was farewelled after more than a decade at CDFVR. Heather has provided inspirational leadership as Director of CDFVR, since its establishment in 2002. Heather’s enormous knowledge, experience and expertise have been recognised and she has left to take up her new appointment as Chief Executive Officer of the National Centre of Excellence to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children (NCE) in Sydney. The NCE is a key action under the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-22.
In leaving CDFVR for new horizons Heather said:
“I most look forward to seeing governments across Australia responding to the evidence emerging from the NCE and, ultimately, a significant reduction in the prevalence of domestic, family and sexual violence against women and their children by 2022.”
Welcome to the 10th Annual Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum: Warrior Whispering!
The forum will be held on Wednesday May 7 and Thursday May 8, 2014 at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, Alfred Street, Mackay. Last year’s Hard Yarns session was very popular, demonstrating that the audience, as well as the designated speakers, had a lot to contribute to our forum. Once again we have spaced our program so participants can have their say about each area of discussion.
Day one of the forum will commence with a keynote address, followed by a panel discussion. The panel will present ways of working with men, and will feature Queensland and interstate approaches. Later, there will be a series of Yarning Circles, which will provide an opportunity for you to learn more about a range of issues, including family abuse and adolescent to parent abuse, and share your insights. There will be another keynote speaker prior to the Hard Yarns session after lunch...see more
Shifting the paradigm: the intersection of domestic violence, child maltreatment and child safety and wellbeing
David Mandel provides an overview of the Safe and Together ™ model and explains how Child Safety Services, family support and the domestic violence sectors can work together to keep children safe and together with the non-offending survivor of domestic and family violence.
CDFVR has also recorded an additional video "David Mandel in conversation with Ron Frey and Heather Nancarrow". This video is available on the seminar videos page.
Wednesday May 7 and Thursday May 8, 2014
10th Annual Qld Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, Qld