Innovative Program Approaches – ReNew

Dr Heidi Saunders will be discussing innovative program approaches and learnings from the ReNew program at Carinity Talera in Queensland. ReNew works to break the cycle of violence through early intervention and the renewal of healthy relationships.

Innovative Program Approaches – Name.Narrate.Navigate.

Dr Tamara Blakemore and Louise Rak discussed the Name.Narrate.Navigate program running in New South Wales. Name.Narrate.Navigate is a targeted preventive-intervention for young people identified at risk of, or already using violence in their interpersonal relationships, and workers that support them.

Initial Assessment Process

10th February, 2022

Simon Bescoby and Christine Blakey of Peninsula Health discussed initial screening and assessment processes of the Keeping Families Safe program.

Co-design & creative therapies

10th December, 2021

Alice Lockrey and Kate Richards from Berry Street led a group discussion about the importance of having young people co-design the services that are built for them, as well as how the team have incorporated art therapy into their AVITH service delivery.

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Group work

7th December, 2021

Grace Jones from BCYF talks with us about the benefits and challenges of incorporating group work into program design.


6th December, 2021

Larisa Freiverts from Anglicare’s Meridian team leads our discussion today on trauma-focused work.

Young people with disability

16th November, 2021

Emily Doddrell from Child and Family Services (CAFS) Ballarat presented to the group about important practice approaches to consider when working with young people with disability.

All-of-Family Approach

15th October, 2021

Scarlett Fitzpatrick, Team Leader of Baptcare’s AFV Program in Sunshine, led a discussion about the importance of taking an ‘All-of-Family’ approach when working with young people using violence.

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Working safely with Aboriginal young people

25th June, 2021

Centre staff spoke with Greg Sloan and Brody Flowers from Mallee District Aboriginal Service (MDAS), about how their Koorie Adolescent Family Violence Program supports young people through cultural engagement.

Work in regional areas

Kasey Holyman from Uniting Goulburn East discusses the service trends they are seeing in the area, and the practice approaches that seem most promising.

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