Strong Words, Stronger Actions: Creating Change Now & For Future Generations



Share best practice and provide real solutions to ending domestic and family violence.

Help to improve access to critical resources, information and services for survivors, perpetrators and the wider community.

Presenter applications now closed.


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ANZMH Association Members


Conference Attendees



20 or 30 minute sessions

Table Top

Short, sharp 14 minute interactive speaking session


3+ industry professionals


90 minutes of active learning


Visually showcase research & services

Oral Poster

A short visual & oral presentation in 5 minute deliveries


Primary PreventionEarly InterventionResponseHealing & Recovery
Research, Evidence and Emerging Concepts
  • Utilising recent research, findings, and recommendations
  • Evidence-based primary prevention: Emerging practices
  • Addressing coercive control
  • Brain development impacts for children
  • Embedding evidence-based theory into practice
  • Investing in ‘evidence based’ and ‘evidence-building’ service and system design
  • Coordinated cross-sector responses to sexual violence with DFV
  • Innovations & effectiveness; measurement of “success”
  • Perpetrator accountability for the purposes of healing and recovery
Intersectional Experiences Including Disability, LGBTIQ and CALD
  • Creating cultural change through collaborative safe and effective power balancing partnerships
  • The mutually re-enforcing benefits of intersectional approaches to addressing complex drivers in violence prevention
  • Transforming intersectional structural drivers of family violence through multiple equity and human rights movements
  • Empowerment to lead early identification and response strategies within their own communities or workforce
  • Maintaining cultural safety for members of marginalised communities withing restorative practice and other alternative early intervention responses
  • Expanding referral pathways to culturally safe and specialist ‘community controlled’ DFV services
  • Best practice and design within marginalised community specialist or targeted services for ethical and respectful engagement
  • What successes, concepts, learnings from marginalised community-led approaches can be imparted to mainstream responses to violence
  • Interagency collaboration and reflective-practice
  • Restorative justice and other non-carceral alternatives in healing and recovery
  • Supporting recovery from paid or primary carer perpetrated abuse within an NDIS support system
Aboriginal Self-Determined & De-Colonised Practice
  • Addressing inter-generational trauma
  • Investing resources into rural and remote communities
  • Aboriginal led and design of programs and solutions
  • Training an indigenous workforce
  • Understanding Aboriginal and Indigenous cultural and spiritual needs during the healing process
Centering Lived-Experience
  • Sharing lived experience of drivers and/or related violence as a tool for transformative change
  • Empowering victim/survivors to participate in primary prevention initiatives
  • Support for children and young people in context of DFV
  • Whose stories are we not hearing?
  • Role of peer workers
  • Participation of survivors in developing solutions
  • Keeping victim/survivors in focus within rehabilitation for perpetrators
  • Mental health and recovery of complex trauma
  • The healing power of group work and peer support
Workforce Development
  • New approaches to primary prevention through workforce establishment & development
  • Innovative workforce capacity building strategies for intersectional approaches to addressing complex drivers in violence prevention
  • Self-care for the workforce
  • Innovative EI workforce capacity building strategies
  • Adaptive service delivery during natural disasters and health pandemics including digital service delivery
  • DFV response training
  • Approaches to establishing & developing a healing and recovery workforce
  • The cross-over between lived experience stories and workforce reform
Improving Policy & Systems
  • Engaging in advocacy and public communications/messaging
  • Building effective and sustainable coalitions in primary prevention
  • The importance of a national definition and a common understanding of risk
  • Consistent screening, risk assessment and referral across the service system
  • Exploring whole of system approaches and universal access to services
  • Service system gaps, geographically and culturally
  • Embedding specialist DFV responses for all applicable services
  • Integrated, cross-sectorial and multi-agency service responses to DFV
  • Perpetrator accountability throughout service systems
  • Transforming health responses to embed trauma recovery
  • Family recovery: approaches to support children and non-offending caregivers in an integrated way


Presenter Applications Close: Friday 30 July 2021
Notification To Authors: Thursday 12 August 2021
Author Acceptances Due: Tuesday 17 August 2021
Program Available: Thursday 19 August 2021
Early Bird Pricing Ends: Friday 15 October 2021
Conference: Wednesday 1 – Friday 3 December 2021