Enhancing perpetrator interventions & responses to ensure the safety of women and children
Conference Date
15 - 16 February 2023
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Enhancing engagement with men to end family violence
Men play a key role in breaking the cycle of family violence. To do that, it is crucial that we are effectively engaging with men in respectful and evidence-based ways that bring about change, and keep women and children safe.

The Working with Men to End Family Violence conference will explore innovative ways of working with men to hold them accountable, engage them in behaviour change and improve safety for victims. You will gain insights into the tools, programs and approaches to do this including the ACT program to reduce offending, motivational interviewing, the impact of culture within programs for First Nations communities and strategies for ethical and respectful engagement with men in order to keep women and children safe.

Why attend this event?

• Hear from international practice leaders from NZ and the US on driving engagement through motivational interviewing and defining perpetrator accountability
Maximise your learning outcomes by attending pre & post conference seminars facilitated by David Mandel and Alan Jenkins
• Share your thoughts & ask questions during live Q&A & an interactive roundtable discussion
Excellent Connectivity & a tailored online experience facilitated by our premier conference platform & experienced IT, AV & delivery teams

Who will attend?

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

Free Pass Application
The Hatchery is dedicated to connecting people with knowledge to inspire change. To do this, we endeavour to make our conferences as accessible as possible. As such, The Hatchery is delighted to offer a select number of free passes to organisations & representatives of small NGOs & interested individuals who may not otherwise be able to pay to attend. To apply, please contact

Key benefits of attending

  • Insights from international keynote speakers David Mandel & Ken McMaster
  • Hear how Acceptance & Commitment therapy can lead to a reduction of men reoffending
  • Learn how to leverage motivational interviewing when working with men
  • Improve your understanding in domestic violence perpetrator programmes & neurodiversity
  • Understand structural intersectionality in practice
  • Learn the importance of connection through culture within Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Communities
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Key Speakers

David Mandel
Executive Director
Safe and Together Institute
Jacqui Watt
Chief Executive Officer
No to Violence
Amie Zarling
Associate Professor
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University
Ken McMaster