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Cracking the Code: Understanding Different Motives of Those Who Perpetrate Violence and the Connection to Risk and Lethality (Brisbane/Online)

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Visiting Australia from the Family Peace Initiative in Kansas USA, Dorthy Stucky Halley and Steve Halley share their knowledge and learnings in this full day workshop.   

This 6-hour presentation “cracks the code” on domestic and family violence perpetrator behaviour, presenting an evidence-informed understanding of their differences based on motive. This is ideal for perpetrator intervention professionals, advocates, child safety case managers, therapists, magistrates, lawyers and other professionals working with domestic violence concerns. Those with different motives display different behaviours and present different dangers to their victims and children. Through the use of videos and case examples, this information unlocks a deeper and more nuanced understanding of domestic violence, and provides practical information that can improve safety planning with victims and children, and intervention efforts with persons using violence.

Date: Monday, 21 November 2022
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm AEST (Queensland Time)
Location: Karstens Brisbane, Level 24/215 Adelaide St, Brisbane City QLD 4000 or Online (via Zoom)

Please note: Participants can either attend this workshop face to face in Brisbane or online via Zoom.

Learning Objectives:

The participant will learn to: 

  • Identify the different motive types of those who perpetrate violence. 
  • Identify the different risks and lethality factors linked with the different motive types. 
  • Understand the link between different motives and effective response and programming.  
  • Identify the different impacts on children related to the different motives. 
  • Apply the “Motivation Questionnaire Checklist” to specific cases to enhance professional response 

          Who should attend

          Open to all in the domestic and family violence, sexual violence and women's health and wellbeing sector, particularly those who help create safety plans and those who work with perpetrators of violence. 

          About the facilitators

          Dorthy Stucky Halley and Steven Halley

          Dorthy Stucky Halley, LMSW, and Steven Halley, LSCSW, are the Founders of the Family Peace Initiative, located in Topeka, Kansas. They have teamed together for nearly 30 years to pioneer a trauma-focused approach to intervening with perpetrators of domestic and family violence. Dorthy has been a leader in victim services since 1986. Her extensive history of victim advocacy and perpetrator intervention prompted the development of an evidence-informed motive typology of domestic violence offenders. Steve and Dorthy are international trainers presenting on a wide range of topics including trauma, domestic violence, and family violence intervention. 

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