Systemic Family Work After Family Violence
Date: 27 April @ 9:30am – 4:30pm
Location: The Bouverie Centre, 8 Gardiner Street, Brunswick
This workshop focuses on working systemically with families (non-offending parent, children, grandparents, and so on) in the aftermath of domestic and family violence. Once the safety of non-offending clients and their children has been established there is usually a sense of relief on the part of clients and workers. In many instances there is also disappointment and despair that significant difficulties within the family remain, change or get worse. This workshop aims to offer an understanding of why relationship difficulties between family members remain or escalate, despite now being in a safe environment.
Practitioners who are dealing with non-offending parents and children who are survivors of domestic and family violence, and who are finding that despite safety having been established, family members are struggling with as many or more relationship difficulties.