Session and workshop details-2018 Strategic and Practical Perspectives Conference –

Venue: University of Melbourne Parkville :

Kwong Lee Dow building, Lecture room 230 

234 Queensberry St, Carlton VIC 3053

Saturday 22nd September

We are excited to bring you the following sessions;

“Thinking Strategy- the need for a national strategy and interagency collaboration”- Anna Ludvik,  Founder, Lucy’s Project.

“The NSW Department of Health- ECAV Roundtable on Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence, August 2018” -Lyla Coorey, ECAV

“EDVOS- A Place for Indii- Creating Pet friendly accomodation, risk assessment tools and information capture”- Jenny Jackson (CEO) and Youna Kim (General Manager) EDVOS

“Building a crisis foster care network across multiple states”- Jennifer Howard, Safe Pets, Safe Families

“Residential accomodation issues for DFV survivors with companion animals and recent changes to the Residential Tenancy Act, (Vic)”  -Lauren Hadolt VP and communications officer, Lawyers For Animals,  and Womens Property Initiatives.

“Equine therapy for young DFV survivors” – Fay Mc Cormack

“An international picture of change”- University of Melbourne

” Changing Registration of Companion Animals- protecting human and animal survivors”- Lawyers for Animals, Animal Defenders Office, RSPCS, NSW Police, Lucy’s Project

“Animal Therapy for Child Survivors of DFV” Nerys Lewis

Sunday 23rd September-

“Council Collaboration”- Jo Seymour, Merry Health

“Working with police to better support people with animals in times of domestic violence crisis”-  NSW Police, Lawyers for Animals, Animal Defenders Office, ACT,

” RSPCA Safe Beds for Pets”- Sandra Ma

” Safe kennels and collaborative partnerships”-Ralph Olivieri, RSPCA SA

Workshops

We will be running two workshops simultaneously. Workshop 1 is a vet stream, and Workshop 2 is a practical and strategic workshop. Delegates can choose which workshop to attend or buy tickets to the vet workshop separately at http://www.trybooking.com/VOHU

Workshop 1, for veterinary professionals

12:45-1:00: Considering the link: exploring the relationship between family violence and pet abuse

  • What do we know about evidence for, and veterinary professionals’ involvement with, the link between family violence and the well-being of our patients? Presented by Dr Elise Boller, Senior Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care, Melbourne Veterinary School

1:00-1:30 – The pathology of abuse: how to recognise it in practice

  • Veterinary CSI: behavioural and diagnostic clues of non-accidental injury in animals. Presented by Dr Rebecca Belousoff, RSPCA veterinarian and Dr Dayle Tyrrell, Registered Specialist in Diagnostic Imaging

1:30-2:00 – Reporting abuse:  what police, RSPCA and grassroots responses to reports of pet abuse and family violence look like

  • What happens to the pet, the victim and you when a report is made? How do you keep yourself safe? Presented by Senior Sargeant Dagmar Anderson, Centre for Family Violence (Victoria Police), Dr Rebecca Belousoff, RSPCA veterinarian, Dr Alicia Kennedy Cherished Pets

2:00-2:30 – Pet risk assessment: a tool at work in the DV sector

  • At the front line of the domestic violence sector, Eastern Domestic Violence Outreach Services (EDVOS) supports victim-survivors by taking pet ownership seriously. Come hear about a pet risk assessment tool at work, and important communication tips. Presented by Youna Kim, Eastern Domestic Violence Outreach Services.

 2:30-3:10 – Creating a safe “space” in your clinic

  • Creating a safe “space” in your clinic by understanding issues surrounding verification of ownership and maintaining confidentiality. Presented by Dr Bridget Naughton, Melbourne Polytechnic and Dr Russell Harrison,General Manager – Service Delivery, Wallara and former Head of Hospital Services, Lort Smith Animal Hospital

 3:10-3:20 BREAK

3:20-4:00 – How do agencies work together to protect families and where do veterinary professionals fit in?

  • Get an overview of the organisation of domestic violence support services, and an insider look at upcoming Victorian government policy and how it might be adapted for vet practice. Presented by representatives from government (Fran Jacka, Family Safety Victoria) and peak organisations (Leonie Burnham, Domestic Violence Victoria, Susan Chandler (AVA), and the DV sector (Youna Kim EDVOS)

            4:00-4:30 – What we’ve learned and future directions

  • Wrap up of 3rd Annual Lucy’s Project Conference: what we’ve learned and future directions. Moderated by Anna Ludvik and others (TBD)

 Workshop 2

Strategic and Practical Developments, across Australia 12.45-3.10

12.45-1.00pm- Goal Setting for this session- Goals- 1) understand how other organisations have set up services and how they have worked strategically with others. 2) Identify areas of weakness in the supports available in your area/ nation wide 3) ideas for how we can work together 4) long term vision- how can Lucy’s Project best serve your organisation and support the movement?

1.00-1.15- SPSF- Jen Howard- Talk about setting up a new chapter and building strategic alliances Q and A

1.15-1.30- Paws and Recover overview Setting up a crisis response and Q and A

1.30-1.45- Lucy’s Project- Lismore strategy and growth- working with real estate and building local alliances.

1.45-2.00- ?

2.00-2.30- Group work- what kind of problems has your groups encountered when trying to support a person with an animal in need of protection or co-housing?

Which services have you used?

Which services would you like to see available in your area that are currently not available?

Which areas of the cause do you think are the most important to lobby for?

2.30-3.10pm- Blue sky planning. Headings and ideas. Each group to circulate around the room, adding ideas to each concept.

Ideas for strategic alliance-

-How can Lucy’s Project best support the movement?

-How to encourage more pet friendly rentals

-How to work better with police

-Which services are most needed at time of crisis and how should they operate?

Report back for open idea sharing.

3.10-3.30 Break

3:30-4:10 – How do agencies work together to protect families and where do veterinary professionals fit in?

  • Get an overview of the organisation of domestic violence support services, and an insider look at upcoming Victorian government policy and how it might be adapted for vet practice. Presented by representatives from government (Fran Jacka, Family Safety Victoria) and peak organisations (Leonie Burnham, Domestic Violence Victoria, Susan Chandler (AVA), and the DV sector (Youna Kim EDVOS)

4:10-4:40 – What we’ve learned and future directions

  • Wrap up of 3rd Annual Lucy’s Project Conference:what we’ve learned and future directions. Moderated by Anna Ludvik and others (TBD)

 

Break 3.10-3.30

3:20-4:00 – How do agencies work together to protect families and where do veterinary professionals fit in?

  • Get an overview of the organisation of domestic violence support services, and an insider look at upcoming Victorian government policy and how it might be adapted for vet practice. Presented by representatives from government (Fran Jacka, Family Safety Victoria) and peak organisations (Leonie Burnham, Domestic Violence Victoria, Susan Chandler (AVA), and the DV sector (Youna Kim EDVOS)

            4:00-4:30 – What we’ve learned and future directions

  • Wrap up of 3rd Annual Lucy’s Project Conference: what we’ve learned and future directions. Moderated by Anna Ludvik and others (TBD)
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