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Working toward the prevention of family violence and violence against women - Wednesday 9 May 2018

Together with ThinkPrevent, Catholic Social Services Victoria is hosting a workshop Bystander Intervention for parish personnel, to assist in the prevention of family violence and violence against women. Dr Ree Boddé, CEO of ThinkPrevent, will speak at the workshop, to be held at the Cardinal Knox Centre, 383 Albert Street, East Melbourne.

While this workshop is recommended for leaders in parishes, it is also relevant for others keen to make a difference in responding to and preventing domestic and family violence.

This workshop covers:

•       Understanding family violence and violence against women

•       Promoting equality and respect  

•       Exploring bystander interventions through scenarios.

It will show you how to safely intervene as a bystander to prevent sexual violence before violence occurs. In particular, the workshop will:

 •       Challenge thinking by countering mainstream messages about gender, sex and violence

 •       Open dialogue by creating a safe environment for men and women to share their opinions and experiences about these issues

This is a highly interactive facilitated workshop, not a lecture.

Awareness raising is utilised to develop concrete options for participants to employ during a range of work or social situations – ranging from inappropriate comments to physical abuse. Download flyer.  To register click here

Venue: Cardinal Knox Centre | 383 Albert St | East Melbourne

Cost: $10 (covers catering and workshop materials)

Contact: Lucia Brick | 9287 5566| lucia.brick@css.org.au

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