Conference Workshops Session One Wednesday 11.15 am – 12.30 pm

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1f. A feminist audit of men’s behaviour change programs
Tracy Castelino, Prevention of Violence Against Women Consultant Victoria
In addition to discussing her work in constructing a feminist audit process for family violence services, Tracy invites reflection on a range of questions concerning what it means for men to be involved in efforts to respond to and prevent violence against women. While supportive of men’s involvement, the workshop explores the importance of considering how gender inequities and gender-based power can play out in integrated response systems, and prevention work.
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1g. Assessing men who present as victims of family violence but who may actually be the primary aggressor
Nathan DeGuara, Victims Support Officer, Victims Support Agency
Nathan draws on the work of the Victims Support Agency and No To Violence in assisting practitioners to assess whether men who are referred – or who present – as victims of intimate partner violence are the victim or the one perpetrating violence.
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1h. Graphic conversations
Fraser Mackay and Gail Telford, Family Violence Intervention Program, Child and Family Services Ballarat Victoria
This workshop explores both general concepts and specific examples of the use of graphics and diagrams in men’s behaviour change work, to assist participant focus and memory of specific learnings and actions towards responsibility for their behaviour.
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1i. UK research with men on sustaining long-term change
David Morran, social work academic, Stirling University, Scotland

David reports on qualitative research with men on a long-term journey of behavioural change, drawing upon desistance theory to consider the factors which support the process of long-term change. Issues regarding men’s identities, social relations, maturation and meaning-making are explored.
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1j. The centrality of the partner contact worker role in MBCPs
Joanie Smith, SAFER Team, University of Melbourne and Monash University Victoria
Joanie presents qualitative research on women’s experiences of partner contact services received from four Victorian men’s behaviour change programs, with implications drawn on issues ranging from integrated responses to engaging with women’s existing efforts to hold their partner accountable. Joanie also discusses qualitative research with men attending the programs.
Listen to a more extensive analysis and discussion of Joanie’s research from her PhD completion seminar (external website audio file).
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