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The language of MARAM: Lessons learnt in implementing the MARAM framework

Event Details
Date: 6 May 2021
Time: 1pm-2pm AEST
Venue: Online
CPD hrs: 1 hour

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Organiser: AASW


(03) 9320 1000


The Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Management (MARAM) framework identifies key principles and elements that should be embedded into policies, procedures, service delivery and practice, and identifies the responsibilities of various organisations and staff across the system. Successful implementation requires collaboration and trust across all agencies.

Learn from our panel of experts as we discuss the challenges and successes of MARAM implementation across varied practice fields.

Moderated by Dr. Anita Morris (Department of Families, Fairness and Housing, Victoria), participants will have the opportunity to submit questions to the panel and learn from the breadth of experience the panel hold in applying MARAM in their organisations.

Who is this session for?

Social workers and allied health professionals interested in learning more about MARAM and how it is implemented within a variety of agencies. WA professionals may wish to learn more about MARAM to compare with the Common Risk Assessment and Risk Management Framework (CRARMF).

The session will be recorded and made available to all registrants after the live event.

1 hour of CPD, attributable to the AASW Family Violence, Child Protection, Clinical, Disability and Mental Health credentials.

Additional resources:

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Understand their role and responsibilities as Allied health professionals.
  • Understand key principles and elements of MARAM.
  • Explore the legislation.
  • Consider policies, procedures and systems that work.
  • Consider further MARAM training opportunities available.



Dr Anita Morris - Statewide Family Violence Principal Practitioner, Victorian Department of Families, Fairness and Housing; AASW Member

Dr Anita Morris is the Family Violence Principal Practitioner at Department of Families, Fairness and Housing in Victoria. Through a practice lens she provides advice to government on implementation of key recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence and leads reforms in family violence training for the child protection workforce. Dr Morris has a background in social work across health, education and the community sector and completed her PhD on children’s experiences of family violence at University of Melbourne in 2015.


Allannah Jenkins - Team Leader, The Orange Door Loddon, Previous MARAM Coordinator Centre for Non Violence

For the past six years Allannah has worked at the Centre for Non Violence (CNV) Bendigo in a range of roles and now sits at The Loddon Orange Door as CNV is the auspice agency. Currently, Allannah leads a team of family violence practitioners where she provides case management support, supervision and the operations of her team within Loddon Orange Door. Allanah has been the MARAM Coordinator for two years, overseeing the implementation and embedding of MARAM into practice at CNV. She has assisted in the development of MARAM informed tools and resources to support staff and also facilitated training in MARAM Collaborative Practice with a range of agencies across the state. Allannah also held the position of Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Family Violence advisor which saw her working with multidisciplinary groups including police, mental health, child protection, AOD and social work professionals assisting and guiding their practice around MARAM.

Jo Doherty - Best Practise Coordinator & Advanced Family Violence Practitioner, Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Women's Services

Jo is responsible for the implementation of the MARAM framework at Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Women's Services with experience in aligning the organisation's practice and service design to the MARAM framework. Jo is presently engaged as EMH's Best Practice Coordinator and is an Advanced Family Violence Case Practitioner.

Claire Whitehead – Practice Development Lead – Reform implementation MARAM and Information Sharing, No To Violence

Claire is leading the implementation of MARAM and Information sharing at No To Violence. She has previously worked on the Strengthening Hospitals Response to Family Violence (SHRFV) Project and commenced implementation and aligned procedure and practice to MARAM and information sharing in preparation for phase 2 commencement date.

Child Protection specialist - TBC

Location and date

6 May 2021
1pm-2pm AEST

A recording of the webinar will be sent to registrants via email after the event and available to watch for 2 weeks.


Members $60 (incl GST)
New Graduates, Retired and Student Members $30 (incl GST)
Non-members $80 (incl GST)
Student non-members $60 (incl GST)


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*Please note, registrations close 5 May 2021 at midnight.

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