Qld Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum 2014

Warrior Whispering - Qld Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum 2014

Warrior WhisperingUpdate: Registrations are now closed.

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.

Day two of the forum will focus on showcasing three Queensland programs and there will be time for conversations and questions about each of these.  You will get the chance to find out “what’s working” and how you might be able to include some new ideas into your area of work.

Previous forum participants

Your registration fee includes the famous forum dinner, and don’t forget to get your songs (and ears!) ready for the karaoke. Registration fees (which include the forum dinner and entertainment) for 2014 are:

  • $450 for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants and
  • $500 for all others.

Previous forum participantsOnce again numbers are capped at 100 participants to ensure that all voices are heard. Eighty of the 100 places are designated for Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander participants and 20 places for non-Indigenous participants who work predominantly with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

If you plan to attend the forum we strongly recommend that you register and book accommodation early, as motels in this region are in high demand.

Because this is our 10th forum, we would like to know how many of our forums you’ve been to, so this year we have another question on the registration form: # Forums previously attended
So please put in a number from 0-9!

For further information and to register please click on the following links:

Register Program Accommodation

A print friendly version of the program is also available.

Research Seminars

May 28th
Backing the Frontline: Workforce Development in the Domestic Violence Sector
Presented by Associate Professor Hillary Haldane
Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Anthropology Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut
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webinars 2015

June 26th
Keeping it real: Domestic and family violence and supporting people with intellectual disabilities
Presented by Gillian O’Brien
Community Education & Training Worker, WwILD