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

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Event description

Over the course of two days, Betty Taylor and Tania Felsted 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: Tuesday, 29 November and Wednesday, 30 November 2022
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm AEST (Both days)
 Mount Isa

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.

    About the facilitators

    Betty Taylor

    Betty has worked across the domestic violence sector for the past 30 years. She was the founding Manager of the Gold Coast Domestic Violence Prevention Centre and oversaw the development of the Gold Coast Domestic Violence Integrated Response. She chaired the Queensland Domestic Violence Council for 2 terms and has been an active member of the Domestic Violence Death Review Action Groups since its formation in 2004. Betty has written several training manuals including course material of the accredited Course In Responding to Domestic & Family Violence and Dying To Be Heard, a discussion paper looking at domestic violence death reviews. Betty was awarded a Churchill Fellowship and Centenary Medal in recognition of her work in domestic violence intervention and prevention. Betty is a current member of the Child Death Review Panel and the Domestic Violence Death review Board. She is the CEO of the Red Rose Foundation and co founder of the Australian Institute for Strangulation Prevention.

    Tania Felstead

    Tania Felstead is a Social Worker with 20 years’ experience in the social welfare sector. Tania’s experience includes roles as a counsellor, expressive therapist, supervisor, manager and trainer in the areas of domestic and family violence and sexual assault, child protection, intensive family support, mental health, and out-of-home care.

    Tania is tenaciously committed to ensuring social justice for all people in our communities and in particular for our most vulnerable who have been traumatised abuse, trauma and social disadvantage. Tania is also dedicated to supporting and developing the practice of other professionals who work in this complex and dynamic field.

    Tania currently works as an Advocate and Trainer for the Red Rose Foundation, where she supports women and families who have experienced high risk, high harm domestic violence, as well as providing training and education on these topics to those in the medical, legal and social service sectors.

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