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Thursday 18th November 2021 | 4.30pm - 7.00pm AEDT
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An integrated model for ending men’s family violence

The Caledonian system is the Scottish national accredited programme for domestic abuse perpetrators with fully integrated women and children’s services. The innovative and internationally renowned Caledonian model has shown to improve men’s ability to control their behaviour and reactions and make their partners feel safer.

In this seminar, Caledonian National Coordinator Rory Macrae and National Trainer Gill McKinna will describe the Caledonian system and set this in the political context in which it was created and supported. As participants, you will get the opportunity to consider how such a system could be implemented in your own political contexts.

Rory and Gill will raise questions for discussion about how a humane trauma sensitive approach to working with men can be consistent with a gendered pro feminist analysis of intimate partner violence. We will also explore the synergies between a model such as the Caledonian and the Safe and Together framework.

We invite you to join Rory and Gill for this engaging seminar which will combine presentation, discussion and interactive content to give you a better understanding of the integrated Caledonian System and how the model and its learnings might be applied at a system and practice level.

What can I expect from a virtual seminar?

• Expert insights relevant for your practice – Learn directly from the highly experienced National Coordinator and National Trainer for the internationally renowned Caledonian Model.

• Interactive breakout activity and live Q&A – Connect with other practitioners and leaders working in the context of family violence. You will have time to reflect and start to put your learning into practice. You will also get the chance to ask your burning questions.

• Professional live online event delivery team and live IT support – We specialise in delivering online learning and have customised our offering to ensure all of your feedback is taken and actioned to provide the best possible experience for all customers.

Who should attend?

Representatives of the Community, Government & Justice sectors with responsibility for:
• Family/Domestic Violence
• Men’s Behaviour Change
• Women
• Children/Child Protection
• Violence Prevention
• Mental Health & Drug and Alcohol

If you or someone you know is impacted by family violence, call the Men’s Referral Service on 1300 766 491 or 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732. In an emergency, call 000.
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Attend to learn:

  • An understanding of how the different elements of the Caledonian system are integrated
  • Some questions and some answers about how to promote such an integrated system into your political context
  • An opportunity to reflect on humane and trauma sensitive work in a gendered men’s programme
  • A reflection on how such an approach can be consistent with a perpetrator pattern focus in child protection and welfare systems
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