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Jo Howard has sent me details of the first national conference on Adolescent Violence in the Home, to be held in Melbourne, Australia, on Monday and Tuesday, 18th and 19th February 2013. Details as below, including a link to register. Further information on the conference, including the programme, and more information about the training being delivered by Lily Anderson on 21st February is also available.

Adolescent violence in the home:

Supporting collaboration across the justice and community sectors

Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th February 2013

Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street , Melbourne

This is the first Australian conference on the emerging issue of adolescent

violence in the home.  It highlights contemporary research findings, policy

priorities and practice issues with a key focus on how greater integration

and collaboration across a range of services will contribute to improved

outcomes for families.  This conference is for researchers, academics,

policy makers and service providers, legal and judicial staff focused on

responding to young people and families in the alcohol and drug, criminal

justice, family mediation, family violence, child, youth and family and

mental health sectors.

Key Note Speakers:

.           Lily Anderson, Step-Up Program, Seattle, USA

.           Jo Howard, Peninsula Health

.           Magistrate Anne Goldsborough, Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

.           Danny Blay, Executive Officer, No to Violence

.           Dr. Sean Jespersen, Clinical Director of Mental Health, Peninsula Health

.           Professor Katherine Daly, Griffith University

.           Professor Cathy Humphreys, Alfred Felton Chair, Melbourne University

.           Robyn Miller, Principal Practitioner, Department of Human Services

This conference includes a range of workshops as well as speakers offering

differing perspectives on this complex issue.

You can register here.


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