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Toxic Love: Breaking The Patterns of Domestic Abuse eWorkshop-23-June-2022

June 23 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm AEST


The workshop is for community services and non-for profit organisations, domestic violence organisations and charities, health, welfare and community workers who want to gain deeper insights into the mechanics behind sustained patterns of abuse and the reason the patterns escalate, or improve skills in working with victims and domestic violence perpetrators.

In attending our 3-hour workshop, you’ll learn:

  • How to make a distinction between situational couple violence and sustained pattern of violence 95-98% of abusers are men.

It’s important to make a distinction between these two types of DFV– as they have different root causes and consequences for the victims.

  • How to recognise pro-active Cobra vs. re-active Pit Bull type of domestic violence perpetrator.

You’ll learn about instrumental proactive and impulsive reactive aggression – as the dichotomy proactive vs. reactive aggression will help you to better understand Cobra vs. Pit Bull typology.

You’ll also learn why men using Cobra rarely benefit from attending Men’s Behaviour Change Program.

  • You’ll better understand what Coercive Control is about.

We will discuss the planned New South Wales Labor Opposition coercive control legislation that they are preparing to introduce in Parliament.

When: Thursday 23rd June from 9.30am to 12.30pm each day.

Where: Online eWorkshop via Zoom. You will receive the Zoom details when payment is received.

Cost: The early bird booking is $195.00 (GST incl) if registered before 9th June 2022. If registering after 9th June 2022 then the Full Price is $250.00 (GST incl). Payment is required prior to attending the eWorkshop.

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.

Facilitator: Dean Quirke

Dean Quirke specialises in men’s health and wellbeing, primary prevention education and community development. His area of expertise is in the use of behavioural science and prevention strategies to help empower boys and men. He has worked and partnered with key stakeholders within the community to tackle a variety of social issues that impact the lives of young men, including domestic violence, youth violence, suicide, social isolation, addictions, unemployment and lack of purpose and direction. In 2015, Dean founded the Young Men’s Group and Empowering Youth; Changing Lives Program. These initiatives have since made an impact in the lives of over 500 young men from all walks of life across Sydney, including Fairfield, Bankstown, Canterbury, Mosman, Maroubra and Botany.

His skills in facilitating workshops are highly sought after in the areas of youth and men’s wellness and community development.


Andrew King

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