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Recording of Victorian Branch World Social Work Day Breakfast speeches from Christine Craik and Rosie Batty

Event Details
Venue: Online
State: Online
CPD hrs: 1.25

AASW members: Free
Non-members: $30

Organiser: AASW

Recording of Victorian Branches World Social Work Day Breakfast speeches from AASW National Vice President Christine Craik and Australian domestic violence campaigner and the 2015 Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty. Both Christine and Rosie provided some inspirational comments about the family violence campaign. Rosie explored 'social work and family violence: inroads into cultural and structural change'.

Presenter details

Christine Craik is an AASW National Vice President. Christine is a Lecturer in social work at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Christine has over 25 years’ experience in the social work field, with a strong focus on domestic violence, sexual abuse, trauma and crisis work. In addition to lecturing, she does after hours work as a crisis support in the trauma team at the Alfred Hospital in Victoria., and is completing her PhD. The PhD explores routine domestic violence screening for women in emergency departments of Australian public hospitals.

Rosie Batty is a leader in the crusade against domestic violence and has turned her personal tragedy into a fight to help others. Her relentless work in this area lead to Rosie been named the 2015 Australian of the year and the Pride of Australia National Courage Medal recipient. Rosie’s name has become synonymous with the words courage and resilience. Only hours after her son’s life was tragically taken, Rosie gave voice to many thousands of victims of domestic violence who had until then remained unheard. Rosie Batty rose above her personal tragedy and the great loss of her 11 year old son, Luke, who was the victim of domestic violence at the hands of his father in a very public assault. Rosie’s ability to articulate the train of events that had led to this tragedy, has demonstrated the wider implications of her experience. Now a tireless campaigner, Rosie is the CEO of The Luke Batty Foundation and runs the Never Alone Campaign, asking all Australians to stand with her and beside all victims of family violence by signing up at Along with the former Victorian Police Chief Ken Lay, Rosie was named as the founding members of the Council of Australian Governments advisory panel on preventing violence against women. Rosie is now leading a Victim Survivors’ Advisory Council for the Victorian Government as a response to the country’s first Royal commission into Family Violence. Fortune Magazine has named Rosie one of it’s top 50 world’s greatest leaders and Rosie was voted the most influential person in the Not for Profit sector on Pro Bono Australia’s Impact 25 list and has been inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Rosie is also an Ambassador for Lort Smith Animal Hospital and Patron of Doncare Community Services. Her public speaking appearances are a remarkable story of resilience, courage, inspiration and making a difference. Rosie’s incredible strength and selfless efforts are an inspiration to many people.


AASW Members: Free

Non-members: $30

Method of delivery

Recording of speech - streamed from the AASW's online training platform


1 hour 21 minutes


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AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers