The annual STOP Domestic Violence Conference will be held at QT, Gold Coast on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 December 2018 with optional workshops on Wednesday 5 December. The objective of the conference is to provide a platform for a unified voice to share, network and collaborate on the challenges and successes of behaviour change. Our human basic needs of comfort and security are violated when violence is common, impacting home life, the work place and the community.
“The conference has provided the opportunity for conversation over the past 3 years. In 2018 we will highlight WHAT has changed? WHAT have we learnt? & HOW far have we come? “
Sam Stewart, CEO, Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association
Domestic and family violence does not discriminate, women, men and children of all races, orientation and social standing can be affected by domestic violence and it happens in many forms whether it is physical, social, economical, verbal, psychological, spiritual, sexual or emotional.
The conference will be exploring vulnerable groups and the various challenges and gaps in services, perpetrator behaviour and program, law enforcement, first responders, creating a resilient workforce, impacts of technology, mitigating domestic and family violence, research findings, protection of the vulnerable that will contribute to the educational program of over 70 expert presenters and workshops and 9 Keynote Presenters.