Course – Working With Men Affected By Violence
Working With Men Affected By Violence
Friday March 20 9.30am – 4.00pm
Cancer Society New Zealand, 52 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington
In Australia and quite probably in New Zealand up to one in three victims of intimate partner violence are male.
While many services have quite rightly been established over the past three decades to support female victims of
family violence, the needs of male victims and female perpetrators of violence remain largely unmet.
The issue of men affected by violence in intimate relationships has been reported for many years and now workers
in the domestic violence, community and family relationship sectors are acknowledging this problem and seeking
out training for their workers.
WHO IS THE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR?
The training program is for health, welfare and community workers. It provides information and strategies for
working with men who are affected by violence in their relationships and presents a model for this work.
WHAT AREAS ARE COVERED IN THE TRAINING PROGRAM?
Ã¯â€šÂ· Background to the problem and context violence and abuse occurs in
Ã¯â€šÂ· The affect of domestic violence on a person – what’s different for men
Ã¯â€šÂ· Strategies for working with men from a strengths based perspective
Ã¯â€šÂ· A model for working with men affected by violence
Ã¯â€šÂ· Building services for male victims of DV into your agency – what you need to consider
Ã¯â€šÂ· Promoting work for male victims of DV
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Greg Millan is an Australian social work trained health educator and trainer with over 18 years experience in the
men’s health promotion area developing and implementing many workshop programs, community events and
resources covering a wide range of male health and wellbeing issues. He has worked for Government, Nongovernment
organisations and the private sector. He is the Vice President of the Australian Men’s Health Forum Inc.,
Australia’s peak body implementing a social approach to male health and President of the Men’s Health Forum NSW
Inc. He produces emale Australia’s free monthly men’s health and wellbeing ebulletin and is the author of “Men’s
health & wellbeing: an a – z guide”.
This training program has been developed by Greg based on his research and clinical experience in working with men
who have experienced violence in their intimate relationships and men who have been sexually abused. He uses a
strengths based approach and employs principles of Humanistic Buddhism in his work with others.
This one day training course has been arranged and will be presented by Men’s Health Australia.
Craig Jackson has instigated the support from MHA that led to this course being made available to NZ.
NZ Association of Counsellor’s Website information:
MISINFORMATION ABOUT FAMILY VIOLENCE
(As an example of misinformation described under the link above, read one of Dr. Michael Flood’s documents, from University of New South Wales, as an example of misinformation.
OPINION: Men are victims of domestic violence too By Greg Millan Feb. 9, 2015, 9 p.m.