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Queering practice: Foundations of working for and with LGBTIQA+ people in violence prevention and responses (Townsville)

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Event description

The aim of this workshop is to create a space for practitioners in the violence prevention and response work to build relationships with each other and create dialogue focused on working with and for LGBTIQA+ people and communities.  Bringing together theory, practice, and lived experience, this workshop will assist practitioners in expanding knowledge to inform practice. It will invite practitioners to critically reflect on how their own marginalisation or privileges may show up in the work. 

The day will lead practitioners through three themes:

  1. Understanding diverse needs of LGBTIQA+ people in the domestic, family and sexual violence sectors 
  2. Service sector: current frameworks, responses, and priority areas for capacity building 
  3. Personal contexts: working as a queer and/or trans person, and alongside us. 

Event Details:

Date: Friday, 16 June 2023
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm AEST
Location: Townsville

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognise unique dynamics and tactics of abuse relevant to LGBTIQA+ relationships 
  • Describe ones own privilege in terms of gender, sex, and sexuality, where relevant, and how it can show up in the work  
  • Identify appropriate referral pathways and points of intervention where clients can engage in support 

        Who should attend

        Both those in leadership and direct service delivery will benefit from this workshop. Whilst this workshop is facilitated by someone in the perpetrator intervention space, those working with victim-survivors and those in the wider domestic and family violence and sexual violence spaces are encouraged to attend to increase or refresh their learning.

        About the facilitator

        Dr Brodie Evans

        Dr Brodie Evans is the Practice Manager of the Responsible Men program at YFS Ltd, and has extensive experience facilitating and supervising facilitators of men’s domestic and family violence perpetrator intervention programs.

        Brodie sits on various networks and committees contributing to the development of the domestic and family violence sector and advocacy for law and systems reforms in Australia. Brodie is also a Visiting Fellow for the QUT Centre for Justice. With over ten years of teaching and research experience, his research examines discourse, law and public policy, and political activism in relation to issues of social and criminal injustice.

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