Having the Conversation

CatholicCare Family and Domestic Violence Case Manager, Stacey Northam, and Counsellor, Barbra Squire, were asked to present their ‘Having the Conversation, Notes from the Field’ model about utilising empowerment-oriented engagement strategies in supporting effective, sustainable change in the domestic violence cycle at the 2016 Childhood Trauma Conference in Melbourne.

‘Having the Conversation, Notes from the Field’ is  about utilising empowerment-oriented engagement strategies in supporting effective, sustainable change in the domestic violence cycle. This model was created in consultation with our clients who have experienced, or are still experiencing  domestic violence. We asked them about their experience of service provision and what works, what doesn’t and what they need for themselves and their children to be supported moving forward and found that their answers were consistent, even with their experiences being so very different. This presentation sheds light on client centred practice and using the persons own expertise in keeping themselves and their children safe.

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Lizzie Snedden

Lizzie is the Marketing and Events Coordinator at CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning. 

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