Bringing Children and Young People into View

Strengthening policy and practice responses for children and young people experiencing family, domestic and sexual violence

13 - 15 September 2021

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges

About the Conference

This conference will bring together the family and community services and the government sector to discuss the impact of family and domestic violence, and how we as a community can provide greater support to children and young people.

It will feature presentations from expert practitioners, researchers and policymakers across a range of disciplines including but not limited to family services, alcohol and other drug services, mental health, Aboriginal support services, legal services and judiciary, youth services, education and government services to discuss solutions-focussed support and how together we can drive conversations and change to improve the lives of children and young people who are most at risk of family and domestic violence. 

The conference provides a powerful platform bringing together:

  • Local, National and International keynote speakers
  • Over 30 concurrent sessions including workshops and panel discussions
  • Opportunities for networking and connecting with peers face to face

Stopping Family Violence and the Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing are pleased to announce the 2021 FDV Conference: Bringing Children and Young People into View, strengthening policy and practice responses for children and young people experiencing family, domestic and sexual violence.

Building on key themes from the 2019 Intersectionalities in Domestic Violence Conference, the 2021 FDV Conference: Bringing Children and Young People into View will provide an opportunity to focus our conversations on the impact of family, domestic and sexual violence on children and young people.

It is increasingly understood that children and young people can be affected by family, domestic and sexual violence in a range of ways which may be independent of their affected parent, and their needs can be different to those of adults. At times, children and young people’s needs have been overlooked or conceived as secondary to those of adults when strategies and responses have been put in place to address family, domestic and sexual violence.

The purpose of the FDV Conference is to strengthen our understanding of children and young people’s experiences and needs, and to consider the responses we can put in place to support their safety, health and wellbeing and improve their opportunities.

This Conference will feature presentations from key family, domestic and sexual violence practitioners, researchers, and policy makers across a range of disciplines to critically examine, discuss and explore how we can better respond, implement change, and improve the lives of those most vulnerable.

We invite you to be part of this unique conference as we bring together the community in support of children and young people experiencing family, domestic and sexual violence.


CEO
Damian Green
Stopping Family Violence

CEO
Rebecca Smith
Centre Women’s Safety and Wellbeing

Key Note Speakers

The Impacts of Coercive Control on Children and Young People

Koongart nguny Koolangkas  
carrying our children on our shoulders

The right to a Voice: Courageous Conversations in Healing from Violence

Impacts of FDV on Children with Disabilities

The need for trauma responsive specialist therapeutic services affected by family violence.

Eroticising Inequality: Pornography, young people and violence prevention

The Insidious Nature of Coercive Control

Key Note  Panel

Dennis Simmons
Tuesday 14th

Key Note  Panel

Stopping Family Violence 

CEO 

Welcome Address 

Centre for Women’s Safety & Wellbeing

Director – Family, Domestic & Sexual Violence 

Welcome Address

Conference Objectives

Bring children and young people impacted by family, domestic and sexual violence into view as victim survivors.

Increase awareness of the critical issues impacting children and young people’s safety and wellbeing, and their right to live free from violence.

Develop knowledge and skills through three days of focused workshops, live and virtual keynote presentations, concurrent sessions, and live streaming opportunities.

Sustain and grow connections with others working to end family, domestic and sexual violence.

Conference Program

Subject to change

Day 1 - Tuesday 14th September

8:00am - 8:30amRegistrations - Welcome Tea and Coffee
8:30am - 9:00amWelcome to Country - Professor Simon Forrest
9:00am - 9:15amColin Pettit, Commissioner for Children and Young People WA
9:15am - 9:35amDamian Green & Alison Evans, State of Knowledge
9:35am - 10:20amKeynote presentation – Impacts of FDV on Children with Disabilities
Presenter Emma Gierschick OAM
10:20am - 10:50amMorning Tea
- Keynote Presentation - Pre recorded Video - Presenter Jess Hill
10:50am - 11:20amKeynote Q & A – The Impacts of Coercive Control on Children and Young People
Presenter Jess Hill
11:20am - 12:05pmKeynote Presentation - The Right to a Voice: Courageous Conversations in Healing from Violence
Presenter Patrick Gunasekera
12:05am - 12:50pm Keynote Presentation – The need for trauma responsive specialist therapeutic services affected by family violence
Presenter Joe Tucci
12:50 – 1:50pmNetworking Lunch
1:50pm - 2:20pmConcurrent Session 1
2:25pm - 2:55pmConcurrent Session 2
2:55pm - 3:25pmAfternoon Tea
3:25pm - 3:55pmConcurrent Session 3
4:00pm - 4:30pmConcurrent Session 4
4:35pm - 5:05pmConcurrent Session 5
5:15pm – 6:45pmNetworking Drinks

Day 2 - Wednesday 15th September

8:00am - 8:30amRegistrations - Welcome Tea and Coffee
8:30am – 8:45amWelcome
8:45am - 9:45amKeynote presentation – Eroticising Inequality: Pornography, young people and violence prevention
Presenter – Maree Crabbe
9:45am - 10:15amKeynote presentation – The Insidious Nature of Coercive Control
Presenter – Luke Hart
10:15am - 10:40amKeynote Q&A - Live Streaming
Presenter Luke Hart
10:40am - 10:45amRelease of LCAEVS Report
10:45am - 11:15amMorning Tea
11:15am – 11:45amConcurrent Session 1
11:50am - 12:20pmConcurrent Session 2
12:20pm – 1:20pmLunch
1:25pm - 1:55pmConcurrent Session 3
2:00pm - 2:30pmConcurrent Session 4
2:30pm - 3:00pmAfternoon Tea
3:05pm - 3:50pmKeynote Presentation – Koongart nguny Koolangkas - carrying our children on our shoulders
Presenter Dorinda Cox
3:55pm - 4:45pmKeynote Panel: Impacts of Coercive Control on Aboriginal Children and Young People
Dorinda Cox, Kyalie Moore, Dennis Simmons

4:45pm – 5:00pmClosing

COVID-19 UPDATE

We are excited about making the 2021 Conference – Bringing Children & Young People into View one of the largest collective gatherings in Western Australia, the health and safety of our delegates, speakers and staff is our priority.

With the unpredictable nature of the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on public gatherings and large-scale events, we will be monitoring all government and health advice, and are working with the venue to ensure that the conference will be delivered in a COVID-safe venue.

As we navigate this time, we will be ensure there are contingencies in place. We will keep presenters and conference registrants continually updated should the conference be impacted by any pandemic restrictions.

Click HERE to view the Esplanade Hotels COVID safe guidelines.

Please stay up to date with Factual information from the WA Government page on Coronavirus – HERE

Steering group

Kate Jeffries - Chair
Stopping Family Violence Sector Development Manager
Alison Evans
Centre for Womens Safety and Wellbeing
Director – Family, Domestic & Sexual Violence
Mark OHare
Stopping Family Violence Operations Manager

Committee

Petrina Slater
Wungening Aboriginal Corporation
Keiran Dent
Wungening Moort
Noelene Iannello
Relationships Australia
Leanne Barron
Starick
Nicole Lambert
Allambee Counselling
Champo Ngweshe
Ishar Multicultural Women’s Health Centre
Heidi Guldbaek
The Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing
Emilia Hawcroft
YACWA
Katherine Houareau
CEO & Lived Experience Consultant Changing Lives Australia
Belle Johnstone
SFV

2 Day conference and Pre Conference workshop sold Separately

Not-for-profit/Community

$ 550
  • 2-day Conference Fee

Govt./Standard

$ 750
  • 2-day Conference Fee

VIRTUAL

$ 450
  • 2-day Conference Fee

Student

$ 450
  • 2-day Conference Fee

Not-for-profit/Community

$ 200
  • Pre-Conference Workshop Only

Govt./Standard

$ 250
  • Pre-Conference Workshop Only

Student

$ 150
  • Pre-Conference Workshop Only