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Family Violence Seminar with Christine Craik

Event Details
Date: Thursday, 14 November 2019
Time: 3.00pm - 6.00pm
Venue: Canberra
State: ACT
CPD hrs: 2.5

Non-members - $50.00

AASW Members - $40.00

Students - $30.00

Organiser: AASW ACT Branch
Further information

Katie Dircks - ACT Branch Manager
T 03 9320 1030

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Unconscious Collusion with Perpetrators in Domestic and Family Violence Work

This seminar is currently at capacity. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please email

Christine Craik, National President of the AASW, will share her expertise in successful, evidence-based models of practice in family violence.

Current research demonstrates that not only are workers often unable to identify the presence of family violence, they often misidentify the aggressor and in the process of this, are unintentionally colluding with the perpetrators. The misidentification leads to increased risk, silencing of victim/survivors and systems abuse in the ways in which we practice as social workers.

Learning Outcomes

  • To be better able to understand and identify of some of the more subtle forms of internalised DV myths
  • To be better able to identify the primary aggressor in domestic and family violence situations
  • To understand the consequences for victims/survivors when they are wrongly identified as the primary aggressor in these situations.


Date: Thursday, 14 November 2019

Time: 3.00 - 5.30 Family Violence Seminar
5.30 - 6.00 Networking and refreshments

AASW Members are invited to stay for the Annual Members Meeting from 6.00pm - 7.00pm.

Venue: YWCA Canberra Training Rooms, Level 3, 2/71 Northbourne Ave, Canberra ACT 2601

Parking is available in Secure Parking - Barry Drive Car Park, Wilson Parking - PCYC Turner Car Park (enter Watson St) or City West Car Park - Allsop St.
The city bus interchange and Alinga St light rail station are approximately a 5-minute walk.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers