See More

> Events > Browse by Branch/Location > Australian Capital Territory > Branch Events > Canberra as a Restorative Community: What does it mean?

Canberra as a Restorative Community: What does it mean?

Event Details
Date: Tuesday, 13 August 2019
Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Venue: ACU Canberra, 223 Antill St Watson ACT 2602
State: ACT
CPD hrs: 1.5

Standard price - $10.00

Organiser: AASW ACT Branch
Further information

Katie Dircks - ACT Branch Manager
T 03 9320 1030

Members - Please log on to the website prior to registering to ensure you receive your certificate of attendance.

  • Event date has passed
  • Registrations are closed

General Information

This seminar/ workshop explores the idea of Canberra as a restorative city and the use of restorative approaches in various areas including child protection, public housing and health care. Also shared will be international case studies highlighting restorative approaches to sexual harassment on campuses, coronial inquiries and historical institutional abuse and neglect.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will understand and be able to describe

* how restorative and relational approaches align with social work values & principles

* a restorative approach and how it may be applied to various areas of social life

* how a restorative approach can guide governance and leadership and offers a way for inclusive & empowering decision-making

Participants will also be invited to join the Canberra Restorative Network Community.

Who Should Attend

This seminar is open to social work students, social worker practitioners and educators, policy and research social workers. Friends and colleagues interested in the idea of Canberra as a Restorative Community are also welcome.

Meet the Presenters

Mary Ivec is currently undertaking a PhD at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) ANU having completed her social work studies at ACU in Canberra in 1997. Mary is active in community development, government policy and academic research while being a devoted Mum to her two sons Corey (16) and Patrick (14) and their family dog Misty; and a caring daughter to her fiercely independent Mum aged 92.

Codie Bell is the former Restorative Engagement Officer with the ACT Government’s Justice and community Safety directorate and has been a passionate advocate for restorative justice approaches to sexual assault on university campuses. Codie is currently undertaking a Master of Social Work through Flinders University.

Fiona Tito Wheatland is the former Executive Officer for the ACT Law Reform Advisory Council who prepared the Evidence report for the Attorney General in Oct 2018 “Canberra as A Restorative City”. Fiona is a lawyer, former foster carer and a passionate community and consumer activist across areas of health, mental health, prison reform and child protection, to name a few. Fiona has been teaching at the University of Canberra in the area of Restorative Health. Fiona completed her PhD at ANU, her thesis title was “Patient Harm and medical error as threats to the Doctor identity – a new lens for improving patient safety?”


Australian Catholic University, Room 300 G.25
223 Antill Street
Watson ACT 2602

Tuesday, 13 August 2019
5.30pm - 7.00pm

Light refreshments provided.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers