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Social Policy Summit - Family and Domestic Violence and Trauma

Event Details
Date: 9th Mar 2020
Time: 5.45 - 8.00 pm
Venue: City West Lotteries House, WA
State: Western Australia
CPD hrs: 2
Members $20.00
Non-Members $25.00
Student Members $20.00
Rural/Remote $20.00

Organiser: AASW WA Branch

AASW WA Branch Office

Ph: (08) 9420 7240


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General Information

Our Social Policy Group have identified three areas where we feel that Social Workers have an unique and invaluable perspective for shaping the lives of the vulnerable people in this state, this evening will focus on Family and Domestic Violence and Trauma.

The evening will consistent of a presentation from the field to inspire and stimulate discussion, then group workshop discussions that the AASW will take forward as position papers for to the Political Parties.

Please join us for this special initiative as we start 2020 by asking for change.

5.45-6.00pm Registration
6.00-6.05pm Welcome to country and Introduction
6.05-6.25pm Guest Speaker - Ann O’Neill
6.25-6.45pm Guest Speaker - Donna Chung
6.45-7.05pm Guest Speaker - Kedy Kristal


7.15-7.40pm Discussion 25 min
7.40-7.50pm Remote feedback
7.50-8.00pm Remote feedback
8.00-8.10pm Local feedback and summarise
8.10pm Conclude

Who should attend?

Any interested social workers, particularly those wishing to engage in discussion about social policy.

Meet the Presenters

Dr Ann O’Neill is an inspiring speaker, an award-winning humanitarian, victimologist, social worker, educator, activist, volunteer and researcher. Ann is a specialist in the areas of trauma, criminal victimisation and advocacy. Using her own experience, extensive research and academic study to help businesses and organisations build a better understanding around the needs of victims of crime. Her interests lie in people from all walks of life, in social justice and the area of victims of serious interpersonal crimes, such as homicide and family and domestic violence.
Ann founded and directed Angelhands Inc. for more than a decade inspiring people in all areas of life to follow their dreams. Ann has a unique and innovative approach to motivating, educating and assisting government departments, organisations’ and people to deal with trauma, stress and change in their lives and their workplaces. Her pursuits are recognised internationally as she has presented in Australia, England, Croatia and the United States.

Donna Chung is Professor of Social Work and Social Policy. Donna has been involved in social work education and social research for over 20 years undertaking various teaching, research and management roles within higher education. Donna previously held the positions of Winthrop Professor of Social Work and Social Policy at the University of Western Australia, Associate Professor of Social Work and the Director of the Centre for the Study of Safety and Wellbeing at the University of Warwick and Senior Lecturer at the University of South Australia. Her research interests are primarily the areas of male violence against women, homelessness, gender and sexuality and social policy. Donna has worked on various research projects in these areas and provides advice and consultancy to governments on policies and programs in these areas. Donna is a member of a number of organisations and committees working to end male violence against women.

Kedy Kristal has worked in the area of domestic violence since 1983 with 24 years (1992-2016) at the Pat Giles Centre. Currently she is the policy officer at the Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services, the WA state peak body. Kedy became a Justice of the Peace in 1999 and works in a voluntary capacity in the Magistrate’s Court hearing Family Violence Restraining Orders and as an Independent prison visitor to Boronia Pre-release Centre and as a Court Welfare worker. Her services have been publicly recognised as the 2006 WA Citizen of the Year (community services), the 2007 Western Australian 100 Local Champions award and in 2011 she was elected to the International Women’s Day Hall of Fame.


Conference Room

City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi St, West Perth

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AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers