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ANROWS National Research Conference on Violence Against Women
ANROWSConf2021
ANROWS National Research Conference on Violence Against Women
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Welcome
- Room 1
Welcome and introductions
Sam Mostyn AO, Chair, ANROWS

Welcome to Country
Yvonne Weldon

Official opening of ANROWS Conference
Senator the Hon. Anne Ruston (Minister for Families and Social Services)
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Plenary 1
- Room 1
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Panel discussion [listen and learn]
Participants listen to experts discuss a key theme or topic, with opportunities for live Q&A.
In a discussion facilitated by Rosie Batty AO, the panel of experts will explore the inclusion of lived expertise in violence against women policy, practice design, research and evaluation. They will speak to the importance of supporting women with lived expertise to be included more authentically in systemic decision-making processes related to violence against women, and the ways this can be done. Panellists will discuss why diversity is key to engaging with women with lived expertise, and how responses will be more effective if they are informed by an intersectional approach. Reflecting on the conference theme, the panel will also consider how we view “evidence” and “expertise”, and how and why these ways of seeing should be disrupted when working to prevent and respond to violence against women.
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Break & Networking
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Concurrent session: Case Study 1
- Room 2
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Case studies [listen with some interaction]
Practical sessions designed to provide real life examples where participants will learn about the application of evidence in practice. 
This session will present case studies of ANROWS research in Indigenous communities, exploring what the findings reveal about strengthening Indigenous communities. Panellists will reflect on the complexity of violence and the limitations of the gender lens in understanding it. Discussion will also explore the need for collaboration and for workforce development, and how these can be supported.
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Concurrent session: Case Study 2
- Room 3
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Case studies
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Practical sessions designed to provide real life examples where participants will learn about the application of evidence in practice. 
This panel will bring together leaders from across the domestic and family violence and child protection sectors in Queensland. Facilitated by Meegan Crawford (Chief Practitioner, Department of Child Safety, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs), the panel will discuss how a series of research studies have influenced the implementation of evidence-based policy and practice reform. 

The studies were The Collaborative Practice Framework for Child Protection and specialist domestic and family violence services: The PATRICIA project (2016), Invisible Practices (2018), STACY (2019) and STACY for Children (2020). All these studies have looked at domestic violence-informed practice (DVIP) and drawn on the Safe & Together Model (Mandel). Invisible Practices focused on work with fathers in the context of perpetrator accountability; STACY looked at the intersection between domestic and family violence behaviour and other parental issues like mental health or substance use. 

The discussion will focus on how  these studies have provided practice guidance that has changed the way that child protection workers respond to families, for example in shifting casework from a “failure to protect” (often mothers) focus to instead prioritising assessment and interventions with the perpetrator (often fathers). The panel will give examples of how this practice shift has had ramifications in wider systemic change, for example in child protection initiatives, child protection litigation (Office of the Chief Solicitor) and integrated response (cross-agency) forums (high risk teams). The panel will reflect on how the learning from these research studies continues to influence policy and practice and the increasing focus by policymakers and legislators on the Family Court and other systems. 
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Concurrent session: Case Study 3
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Case studies
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Practical sessions designed to provide real life examples where participants will learn about the application of evidence in practice. 
People experiencing sexual violence are not a homogeneous group, but our systemic, policy and practice responses can often seem centred upon a white, cisgender, heterosexual woman who fits the “victim” model by responding to the violence in a particular way. Drawing upon two different pieces of ANROWS research, this panel will highlight ways to improve our response to diversity and complexity inside a single-issue service system. The panel will draw heavily upon the lived expertise of women with experiences of complex trauma and transgender women of colour, both through their inclusion in the initial research, and in practice settings where this evidence has been put into action. Policymakers should leave this session with a better idea of how to ensure sexual violence responses and services are inclusive and properly resourced to respond to the full breadth of people who need to use them.