FDV Conference 2021

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

Perth

About

Join Stopping Family Violence and the Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing at this important three day event in September 2021, as we bring together non-government community services and the government sector, along with the broader community to critically examine, discuss and explore policy and practice responses to better support the safety and wellbeing of children and young people experiencing family, domestic and sexual violence by Bringing Children and Young People into View.

Building on key themes from the 2019 Intersectionalities in Domestic Violence Conference, the 2021 event 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: Bringing Children and Young People into View 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.

The Conference will feature presentations from key family, domestic and sexual violence practitioners, researchers, and policy makers across a range of disciplines including, but not limited to: 

Together, we will critically examine, discuss and explore how we can better respond, implement change and improve the lives of children and young people experiencing family, domestic and sexual violence.

Guide For Authors

SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract for the FDV Conference: Bringing Children and Young People into View. The deadline for submissions is now closed. We are currently reviewing abstract submissions and will contact those that have submitted an abstract to confirm their submission by mid-April. We appreciate your patience and will be in touch shortly.

All abstracts will be reviewed by a selection panel from Stopping Family Violence, the Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing and other conference committee members representing Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation, Women’s Health and Sexual Assault Sectors, Multicultural Sectors, Men’s Behaviour Change Network, Family Court, Advocate Suicide Prevention/Mental Health/Lived Experience, and Advocates for Children and Young People.

Please see below for presentation formats and guidelines. 

Presentation Formats

An oral presentation consists of showcasing research, investigations and studies, industry based good practices, lessons learnt, project work and strategies. Oral presentations will represent the majority of submissions accepted for the conference and will consist of a presentation followed by a question and answer session. Presentation slides, video clips and props are encouraged but not compulsory.

Oral presentations will consist of a 20-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute question and answer session. Presentation instructions will be provided with notification of successful abstract.

A panel discussion provides a structured format for a panel of experts to present on a common topic. Topics addressed in panel discussions will be themed and topic specific and at a more comprehensive level with multiple speakers providing their opinions, viewpoints and experiences.

Panel discussion topics should engage conference audience in critical reflection and discussion on key issues. These structured forms will provide delegates with the opportunity to hear from multiple experts on a key issue, the ability to interact with presenters and ask questions relevant to the topic area.

Panels will be 60 minutes in duration and can involve 4 to 5 panel members, with Q and A to follow all presenters.

If submitting an abstract for a panel discussion, you will be asked to provide details of all panel members prior to final confirmation of your submission.

The conference committee will be pleased to work with panel discussion authors to identify individuals who have submitted oral presentations that could better fit within a panel should additional presenters be sought.

A workshop is an opportunity for delegates to be engaged in intensive discussion and activity on a particular topic. A workshop can feature educational material with a particular focus on emerging trends, promising practices, applied research and replicable programs. In addition to building new knowledge, workshops can educate delegates on particular skills that can be used in a practical setting such as program management, policy development and organisational leadership.
These sessions may be structured in a form of a crafted panel, a dialogue or debate, case studies and interactive activities.

Workshops will be 60 minutes in duration.

A poster presentation is designed to allow the presenter to have a static image of text and graphics describing preliminary findings from research or published papers, description of programs or their activities or other creative work completed in the field related to the conference themes. Work being submitted in a poster format must lend itself well to visual displays.

As this is an interactive conference, it is expected that at least one author of the submitted poster will register and attend the conference to be available to discuss the research with fellow delegates during break times.

Poster instructions will be provided with notification of successful abstract.

Preparing and Formatting an Abstract

Abstract Themes

Submitting Abstracts

Abstracts must be submitted via the online portal. If you are having trouble submitting an abstract please email for assistance, admin@fdvconference.com.au.

Once you submit your abstract you should receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, If you do not please email for assistance, admin@fdvconference.com.au.

Register for Early Bird Tickets

Not-for-profit/Community

$ 400
  • 2-day Conference Fee

Govt./Standard

$ 600
  • 2-day Conference Fee

Student

$ 300
  • 2-day Conference Fee

Not-for-profit/Community

$ 150
  • Pre-Conference Workshop Only

Govt./Standard

$ 200
  • Pre-Conference Workshop Only

Student

$ 125
  • Pre-Conference Workshop Only