Professional development

No To Violence 2016 professional development events

Graduate Certificate in Social Science – Male Family Violence
This Graduate Certificate study program provides a vital entry point for people wanting to undertake complex and challenging work with men who use family violence. The next intake for the Graduate Certificate in Social Science Male Family Violence is scheduled
for Wednesday 10 August 2016.
This will be the final enrolment for 2016 and the last intake planned for the time being.
Build your skills and qualifications base to work at a deeper level with men who use
family violence.
Download the course information and application pack.

Shame and engaging men who have been violent:
Opportunities for MBCP facilitators

This full-day workshop  will explore the nature of shame and how this powerful emotion impacts upon our efforts to engage men who have been violent toward those they have cared for. Wednesday, 15 June 2016 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Multicultural Hub – 506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne.
Find out more and register here.

Working With Same-Sex Attracted Men Who Use Violence in Their Relationships
Victoria AIDS Council will be hosting a professional development workshop with speakers including Victoria’s Gender & Sexuality Commissioner, Rowena Allen, and facilitators of the ReVisioning same-sex attracted men’s behaviour change program.
The morning will include many opportunities for attendees to share their own experiences and challenges in practice, ideas for how to expand this work beyond same-sex attracted men and how a community of practice might work.
This is a free event but registration is a must.
Wednesday 11th May 2016, 10am to 12pm at Victorian AIDS Council

Collaborations in Fathering Intervention: Lessons Learned from Caring dads
No To Violence in partnership with CPS Berry Street and Melbourne University is pleased to collaborate with Katreena Scott and Tim Kelly, developers of the Caring Dads program from Canada, to host a Melbourne two day event May 16 -17.
The Caring Dads program will take participants through the program philosophies and materials. There will be opportunities to practice some of the key exercises from the program and will model how Caring Dads helps men: move from a position of minimization to engagement; recognise the need to become more child-centred and respectful in their relationships with children and children’s mothers; and change their abusive behaviour. 
Find out more and register here.

Men’s Behaviour Change Network NSW – 2nd Annual Conference
This conference is for accredited MBCP providers and practitioners, future providers, program managers and professionals wishing to develop their skills in engaging men who use abuse in the home while prioritising the safety of women and children. Wednesday/Thursday 4-5 May 2016, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm in Surry Hills (Sydney).
Find out more and register.

Narratives of desistance from intimate partner violence against women
With Carlos Clavijo. Tuesday 8 March 2016 from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm in Abbotsford (Victoria). Find out more about the event and Carlos Clavijo.
If you are a No To Violence / Men’s Referral Service member you can also book for these follow-up forums with Carlos Clavijo:
Considering emotions and mentalisation in working with men who use intimate partner violence.
A NTV member-only free event on Thursday 17 March 2016 from 10.30 am to 12:30 pm in Abbotsford. Book on Eventbrite.
Fostering narrative identity change through scaffolding conversations.
A NTV member-only free event on Thursday 7 April 2016 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm in Abbotsford. Book on Eventbrite.

Professional development and training
No To Violence is the only specialist provider of training for engaging with, and holding accountable, men who perpetrate family and domestic violence in Australia. We also provide training in capacity-building for engaging men in the primary prevention of men’s violence towards women, and in working towards gender equity. Find out more.

2015 professional development events
Practice based professional development forum
No To Violence is pleased to present this innovative and dynamic practice-based forum for men’s behaviour change and partner contact practitioners. To be held in Melbourne over three days (August 18-20), the forum will feature practitioners from around Australia showcasing their innovative practice in MBCP and partner contact work.
Find out more (PDF), or go straight to the event booking website.
Please note: registrations close at 6.00 pm on Sunday August 9, 2015.

Unpacking the alphabet; LGBTI people, their experiences of violence and implications for the family violence sector
A No To Violence/Men’s Referral Service (NTV/MRS) half day professional development workshop about LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) people and their experiences of violence and abuse. Wednesday July 15 at the Collingwood Library Meeting Room. Find out more about this workshop. This is a free event but you must register on our Eventbrite booking page.

Fathering in the context of family violence
A No to Violence, University of Melbourne and Berry Street Childhood Institute seminar featuring keynote presenter Professor Daniel G. Saunders from the School of Social Work, University of Michigan. Daniel Saunders established one of the first intervention programs for men who batter and helped establish crisis and advocacy programs for women victims in the United States. An all day professional development event on Tuesday April 28 at Melbourne University, Parkville.
Find our more, including how to book.

Her right to choose: Addressing intimate partner sexual violence
in men’s behaviour change work

Of all the forms and tactics of men’s violence against intimate partners, sexual violence is one of the most difficult to work with. Men rarely want to talk about sexual violence, making it difficult for group facilitators and other men’s behaviour change (MBC) practitioners to help them take responsibility for this behaviour.
In this workshop, Jill Duncan CASA House (Centre Against Sexual Assault) and Rodney Vlais (No To Violence) will explore women’s rights to sexual autonomy as a more nuanced concept than a narrow focus on sexual consent. MBC practitioners will be able to share their existing approaches and practice tips towards inviting men to understand and take responsibility for their use of sexual violence.
An all day event on Thursday March 26, 2015 at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, Melbourne CBD. Find out more, including how to book.

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2014 professional development events
During 2014 NTV hosted workshops and/or skill-shares focusing on:
– engaging men using the rolling group model
– challenging sexism; opportunities for awareness-raising and learning about gender
equality, sexism and its links to men’s violence against women
– female-male co-facilitation dynamics and understanding the experiences of
women practitioners doing this work
– working with intimate partner sexual violence in the context of MBCP work
– working with shame and denial in MBCP practice
– sharing policy and practice initiatives amongst MBCP providers
– strengthening MBCP focus on children’s needs and violent men’s fathering
(a regional event).
We are also supporting the Men working towards gender equality network. For more information about this network, please contact us.