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Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence State Wide Forum 2018

A sharing of ideas; a celebration of success.

On Tuesday 28 August 2018 the Women’s hosted the third annual Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence State Wide Forum at the Arts Centre Melbourne.

In attendance on the day were hospital executives, senior managers, SHRFV project managers and officers, HR professionals, policy makers and those involved in whole-of-organisation responses to family violence. The purpose of the event was to come together to explore the learnings of the past year, share ideas for the future and celebrate the successes of the SHRFV initiative.

Key speakers included:

  • Hon. Natalie Hutchins - Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence
  • Rosie Batty - Chair, Victim Survivors' Advisory Council
  • Antoinette Braybrook - CEO of Djirra (formerly the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service)
  • Prof. Kelsey Hegarty – Joint Chair for Family Violence Prevention, The University of Melbourne and the Royal Women's Hospital,
  • Dr Sue Matthews – CEO, The Women’s
  • Nelly Thomas - MC and Comedian

Please see resource page for video resources from the day. For more information, please contact SHRFV Enquiries.

Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence State Wide Forum 2017

Held on Friday 25 August at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne

In 2017 the Women’s hosted the Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence State Wide Forum at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence Statewide Forum 2017

Speakers included:

  • Hon. Jenny Mikakos MLC. Minister for Families and Children and Minister for Youth Affairs
  • Dr Sue Matthews, Chief Executive Officer, The Royal Women’s Hospital
  • Katie, Safe Steps Advocate
  • Kelsey Hegarty, Chair for the Prevention of Family Violence, University of Melbourne & The Royal Women’s Hospital
  • Keran Howe, Chief Executive Officer, Women with Disabilities Vic
  • Jayne Dullard, Former Executive Director of Communications, The Royal Children’s Hospital
  • Pia Cerveri, Family Violence Project Organiser, Victorian Trades Hall Council
  • Terry Symonds, Deputy Secretary, Health and Wellbeing Division, DHHS 

All sessions were filmed, please see the resource page for videos

For more information, please contact SHRFV Enquiries.

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