Indigenous Spirituality As An Theoretical Approach

October 26, 2016

The 2016 STOP Domestic Violence Conference will be held over 5-7 December at Mercure Brisbane, QLD.  Mr Joseph Oui from the Royal Flying Doctor Service Queensland will join us at the conference to discuss ‘Indigenous Spirituality As An Theoretical Approach: Working With Survivors and Offenders of Domestic and Family Violence in Community’.

In one in three Australian women have experienced physical violence and one women is killed weekly in Australia. The yearly cost of domestic and family violence in Australia in 2008-09 was estimated at 13.6 billion (DVRCV). Indigenous women are 34 times more likely to be hospitalised as a result of domestic and family violence that their non-Indigenous counterparts (ABC). These statistics are appalling and demonstrate that there is a need for appropriate approaches for perpetrators and offenders programs and intervention.

Joseph Oui is a Counsellor and Development Officer working for the Royal Flying Doctor Service in remote areas in Far North Queensland specializing in relationship issues and problems. Joseph has been working with men perpetrators and offenders of domestic and family violence for the last ten years. He has a Bachelor Degree in Applied Social Science from Australia College of Applied Psychology. He has been a Coordinator with the’Go Forward For Men’ men’s perpetrator program in Cairns whilst working for Relationships Australia for numerous years. He has developed various perpetrators program called the’No 2 Abuse’ program,’Which Way, Proper Way’ program and’One Way, Prapa Way’ program and has published’Healthy Relationship, Unhealthy Relationship program with Relationships Australia. Joseph currently works intensively with Indigenous men’s and women’s groups in various Indigenous communities in Queensland that are consumed with domestic and family violence.

The 2016 STOP Domestic Violence Conference will be held on 5 – 7 December at the Mercure Brisbane, QLD. For more information on the conference and to secure your spot, please visit the conference website.


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