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Early intervention with fathers and family violence eWorkshop 29-Apr-2022

April 29, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm AEST


This workshop explores key skills for working effectively with men’s responses to conflict situations using a child centred approach. It explores practical ways workers can respond when working with men who experience high levels of conflict or use family violence in relationships. It focuses on early intervention work with these men so that they may access other behaviour change resources in their community.

This workshop explores how workers can better engage with men to increase their motivation to access further support to address family violence issues. It builds upon the worker’s experience and introduces a range of practical tools that can be used with clients in a variety of settings responses to conflict to build insight, responsibility and change.

This workshop focuses on:

  • the use of the domestic violence framework

  • using the generative approach to working with men and conflict/ family violence issues

  • using a child centred approach to support change

  • ways to focus on respectful relationship skills

  • differences between anger management and family violence work

  • supporting men to access additional services

  • using response based approaches to create insight, responsibility and greater safety

  • tools and exercises to use when working with men to enable them to better regulate conflict issues.

Please note: This workshop was previously named Engaging men’s responses to Family Violence. This is a one-day eWorkshop that has been adapted from face-to-face into an online format that is still interactive and group focused.

When: Friday 29th April 2022 from 9.00am to 4.30pm.

Where: Online, delivered via zoom. You will receive a zoom link one week prior to the workshop where you will be able to access the eWorkshop.

Cost: The early bird booking is $330.00 if registration occurs before 15th April (GST included). The fee for registrations after the 15th April is $385.00 (GST included).

To register: Register and complete payment. A Tax Invoice will be emailed to you. The payment needs to be completed before the workshop occurs, for the registration to be fully confirmed.

Facilitators: David Nancarrow

David has worked for the last 17 years in a range of professional roles. He has extensive experience in working with the Education Department and working with school social behaviours and anger management counselling. As a mediator, David has worked with clients who had high levels of conflict, domestic violence and relationship breakdowns. This led him to develop the ‘Core Value’ therapy for anger management, conflict and mental health issues.

He has spoken several times at the Australian International Mental Health Conferences about the success of this therapy. He is passionate about delivering and training professionals in Father Inclusive Practice. He has developed programs for the Education and Youth Justice Department, called ‘My Path’ which is a social behaviour program for teenage males who are not attending school.

As a child consultant David specialized in symbol and sand tray therapy for children of separated families. He has managed a Mental Illness organisation which utilized the Boston Model of Recovery for mentally ill clients. Also, he is the author of two books, ‘What’s for Tea Dad’, a fun interactive cookbook for first time dads and ‘Honey I am Pregnant’, a manual for first-time dads. Both are available as free e-books.

Currently David works delivering Mental Health and Wellbeing training for OzHelp Tasmania and the business sector. David’s goal is to help equip people to be mentally and emotionally healthy to have successful and lasting relationships with themselves and others.

Feedback from previous workshops

We collect feedback from participants at the conclusion of each workshop we facilitate. You can find summary data on our feedback page. Some of the feedback collected from 67 participants between 2016 and 2018 in David Nancarrow’s Core Value Therapy workshop includes:

“Fantastic day. Very useful and I’ve got a lot to take away and process.”

“Informative and worthwhile.”

“It will allow me to reflect and build upon my knowledge of my own values and how they influence my work/life.”

“It was most important to actually observe the workshop. David working with the participants about their value and seeing the skill and technique involved”.

“It will give me a new way to have conversations with clients and create (hopefully) meaningful change in their lives.”


Andrew King

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