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Focus on Family Safety – Risk Management in Practice
July 18, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
How do we turn our commitment to family safety into effective and efficient practice? Be a part of the discussion and join us for an engaging forum exploring the implementation of systems to strengthen family safety in family law.
Guest speakers include:
- Professor Amy Holtzworth-Munroe, Clinical Psychologist and Researcher, Indiana University, USA;
- Dr Troy McEwan, Senior Lecturer in Clinical and Forensic Psychology, Swinburne University; and
- Dr Jamie Lee, Principal Researcher, Relationships Australia South Australia.
Master of Ceremonies:
- David Jenkin, Director of Howe Jenkin, Family Lawyers & Mediators
CPD – If this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs regarding professional development and practice, you can claim one “unit” for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included.
About the speakers
Professor Amy Holtzworth-Munroe’s extensive research spans over 30 years, and includes developing best methods of identifying and assessing intimate partner violence (IPV) risks. Professor Holtzworth-Munroe’s cutting-edge work assists family law and health practitioners worldwide to implement evidence based approaches to IPV screening and risk assessment.
Dr. Troy McEwan is a clinical and forensic psychologist and academic who specialises in risk assessment and treatment of stalkers and family violence perpetrators. Dr. McEwan is co-author of various stalking risk assessment instruments and trains practitioners around the world in best practice responses to stalking. Currently Dr. McEwan is working with Victoria Police to introduce evidence-based risk assessment approaches for family violence cases.
Dr. Jamie Lee, Principal Researcher at Relationships Australia SA (RASA), will talk about universal screening using tools such as the Family Law Detection of Overall Risk Screen (FL-DOORS). Dr Lee will present on RASA’s successful agency-wide universal risk screening implementation, with nearly 10,000 clients screened at RASA since 2012.
This professional development and networking event is recommended for family law practitioners, lawyers, team leaders, managers and workers from the family and domestic violence sector.
This event is presented by the Australian Institute of Social Relations, the training division of Relationships Australia South Australia.
For professional training and education needs, please visit the Australian Institute of Social Relations or call (08) 8216 5200.