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NZVPA Symposium on Violence Prevention – Early Intervention and Therapy

Director of the N.Z. Violence Prevention Association Warwick Pudney has organised a Symposium at AUT University on:

Preventing violence and making our communities and homes safer.

This is a one day event which draws together a variety of practitioners who have had success at what they do in the NZ community in preventing violence by early intervention, positive engagement and therapeutic responses that give hope to victims, perpetrators, families and communities.

This symposium is suited to workers in the field of violence prevention, group facilitators, social services, policy writers, enforcement, educators, politicians and creative thinkers.

In the morning, the speakers listed are:

Kim Workman: Families Commission
‘Early intervention and engagement. Some good
approaches and some better stories’.
Prof Jane Koziol- McLain: AUT
‘Early interventions in Family Violence with women in an
accident and emergency setting’
Warwick Pudney: AUT
‘Time for a paradigm shift in family violence’
Gabrielle Quirke: Police
‘Back to what works: The Taumarunui Whakakotahitanga Couples Project’

In the afternoon – unfortunately because both streams look extremely informative – participants have to choose from either:

Stream A: Skills for working therapeutically with male perpetrators

Inner City group for Men Workshop
A linear CBT model for understanding consequences and intention of violent acts
Dr. Phil Carter AUT
Tapping Group Wisdom
Panel Discussion with Northland Men’s Group
Deepening the Engagement of Men for Change

Stream B: Therapeutic initiatives

Tim Clarke: Restorative Justice Aotearoa
A Restorative approach to addressing family violence
Jim Van Rensburg: Te Piriti
Intensive group therapy within a therapeutic community – a recipe for treatment success in prisons
Gabrielle Quirke: Police
A closer look at the Whakakotahitanga Family Violence Programme run out of Taumarunui Police Station

The day will be opened by Sir Paul Reeves, and he will end it with a Summation.

You can download a Flyer and Booking Form [309 KB pdf] at the N.Z. Violence Prevention Association website.