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ACSW Presents: Absent Presence: the on-going impact of men's violence on the mother-child relationship

Event Details
Venue: Online
CPD hrs: 1 hr
Cost:

Free for ACSW members

$20 AASW Members

$50 Full Fee

Organiser: Aust College of Social Work
Registration



The webinar will invite social workers to recognise the distortions created by abuse which need to be identified and addressed in the aftermath of violence.

The ways in which past trauma, low self esteem and the undermining of the mother-child relationship continues to create a shadow across the present relationships are identified. The continued presence of the perpetrator of abuse through child contact arrangements, ongoing harassment, stalking and litigation abuse is also highlighted. The ‘absent presence’ of the abusive partner is positioned a s a concept to assist workers with a framework through which to understand problems in the mother-child relationship which emerge when living with and separating from violence.

The presentation has implications for social workers orientating practice to focus on perpetrator accountability and support strengthening the mother-child relationship.

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Learning Objectives: ACSW Presents

The Australian College of Social Work was set up in 2011 within the AASW to recognise and promote advanced social work practice and provide leadership in practice excellence. The College recognises and acknowledges the highest professional standards and qualifications that social workers offer and promotes social work excellence and expertise. Our Foundation Fellows are committed to providing leadership in this first phase of the College and to its goals for Australian social work into the future.

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Presenter

Cathy Humphreys holds the Alfred Felton Chair in Child and Family Welfare, a chair which is now supported through the Sector Research Partnership, a collaboration with the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare and a consortium of 14 Victorian community sector organisations which are driving research in the children, youth and families area. Her research in the domestic violence area includes projects on: substance use; mental health; child abuse; multiagency working and reform. A three year action research project, Talking To My Mum, developed activity books to strengthen the mother-child relationship. More recently research projects have focused on the domestic violence policy reform in Victoria, Australia; and the development of differential pathways to services for children living with family violence. Engaging men who use violence in relation to their fathering is a new ARC program of research. She has published more than 65 refereed journal articles including a recently published book with Lesley Laing and Kate Cavanagh: Domestic Violence and Social Work, Critical and Reflective Practice, Sage, London, 2013.

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Cost

  • ACSW Members may access the material at no charge. If you have not yet been provided with the access code, please email cpd@aasw.asn.au with your SWOT login and full name as per your ACSW membership.​
  • AASW members: $20
  • Full Fee: $50

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Registration

AASW members and non-members: click on the link to the right of this page. Once registered, you will receive an email instructing you how to access the material on SWOT.

ACSW Members: if you have not yet been provided with the access code, please email swot@aasw.asn.au with your SWOT login and full name as per your ACSW membership.​

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More Information

For more information on this resource, contact our Instructional Designer on swot@aasw.asn.au

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers