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Strangulation, Sexual Violence, Separation & Stalking: Beyond the Basics - Two Days (Cairns)

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Event description

Over the course of two days, Betty Taylor and the Red Rose Foundation team will provide an overview of non-lethal strangulation, sexual violence, separation and stalking within a violent intimate partner context. They will help participants understand how tactics used by perpetrators operate within a overarching framework of coercive control. Other areas of focus include:

  • How anoxic and acquired brain injuries should influence service responses
  • Pornography and sexual violence in intimate partner relationships
  • Legislative responses
  • PTSD and trauma responses
  • Post high risk team intervention … what do we do next
  • Safety Management … a tiered approach
  • Strangulation
  • Children and child protection

Financial support to assist with travel and accommodation costs may be available for specialist domestic and family violence, sexual assault and women’s health and wellbeing staff who would need to travel to attend this event. Contact us at if you would like to apply.

Event Details:

Dates: Wednesday, 27th and Thursday 28th March, 2024
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm Wednesday and 9:00am - 12:00pm Thursday
Location:  Double Tree Hilton Cairns, 121-123 Esplanade, Cairns City QLD 4870

Please note this is a two day series. Participants should attend both days.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the specific red flags of non-lethal strangulation, sexual violence, separation and stalking  
  • Understand how a coercive control framework influences how these risk factors impact on victims  
  • Understand the medium to long term needs of victims of strangulation on physical and psychological health 
  • Understand of legal responses to all 4 red flags  
  • Ability to develop work place policies and practices aimed at improved responses  
  • Understand workplace duty of care responsibilities  
  • Understand the correlation between pornography, strangulation and sexual violence 
  • Ability to develop safety management plans that incorporate risk from a victim/survivor and perpetrator perspective

    Who should attend

    Practitioners working with clients experiencing or perpetrating DFV who are seeking to increase their knowledge about high risk behaviours, their consequences and how to respond. This workshop is targeted at workers in specialist DFV, sexual violence and women's health and wellbeing specialist services. Enrolments from others are welcome but may be restricted.

    About the facilitator

    This workshop will be facilitated by the Red Rose Foundation.

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    Refund policy

    No refund policy specified.