Transforming the Health Sector Response to Family Violence Forum


Jointly presented by Department of Health and Human Services, Family Safety Victoria, Safer Families Centre and MAEVe

Event Details

 Date: Thursday 6th June 2019

Time: 8.45 am - 1.30 pm AEST

Venue:  Melbourne Town Hall
Swanston Hall (ground level entry)



Nadine Wathen is a knowledge exchange expert in the family violence and health area from Canada. She is co-lead of Canada’s VEGA project, which is developing guidance and curriculum for Canadian health and social services practitioners. More info.

Kelsey Hegarty
Safer Families Centre

Rachael Green
Family Safety Victoria

Anita Morris

Leesa Hooker
La Trobe University

Jenny Chapman
The Women’s

Sean Tyrell




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Tickets $50

Includes morning tea and lunch.

N.B. You can choose to pay by credit card online or request an invoice to be sent to you. 

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Available soon.

Start time TBC
Event is approx 8.45 am arrival for a 9.00 am start.

Aim:  To engage those with a common interest in addressing family violence in the health sector to come together in a coordinated effort to transform the health sector response.

Program overview:

Keynote Prof Nadine Wathen will present relevant lessons learned from the VEGA project.

Latest information on the Victorian family violence reform in health will also be provided by Rachael Green and Kelsey Hegarty.

The forum will have two interactive panels exploring an integrated health system response to family violence for all members of the family, including how to respond to children. These discussions will be led by Prof Kelsey Hegarty and Dr Anita Morris. Panel presenters include policy makers, survivors, and practitioners.

The focus of the event is knowledge translation for early intervention of family violence.


Other events with Nadine

June 3
SHRFV Forum - Bendigo
9.30am - 4.30pm
Register here

June 4 
Policy Roundtable - Melbourne
1.30pm - 4pm
Invite only

June 5
MAEVE Event: Research Matters
Lessons Learnt from Gender Based Violence Research
1pm - 2pm  
Register here

Safer Families Advisory Group
6pm - 8pm
Invite only

June 7
Safer Families Scholars breakfast
8.30am - 9.30am
Invite only

Children’s topic focused conversation
9.30am - 11.30am
Invite only

Royal Women’s Hospital
Grand rounds
12.30pm - 1.30pm