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Resisting Collusion with Male Perpetrators

17 November @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm AEDT

Resisting Collusion

Online workshop from the FamilyLaw Pathways Network in collaboration with Women’s Health in the North and the Northern Integrated Family Violence Services.

Please note: Participants are required to have a webcam and mic to participate in this training.

The training will assist practitioners to effectively identify and respond to men who cause family violence harm, by learning how to identify and resist invitations to collude.

The Resisting Collusion with Male Perpetrators training, developed and delivered by Ada Conroy (NIFVS Senior Workforce Development Officer and experienced men’s behaviour change practitioner), is designed for practitioners who may come across male perpetrators in the course of their work. It is not men’s behaviour change facilitator training.

Past participants have reflected:

  • “This training has made me more mindful of the ways in which I may be unintentionally colluding with unhelpful statements by patients, by letting it go or attributing this only to their mental health disorder rather than thinking of the broader family violence framework and impact on their families.”
  • The training ensures staff prioritise the safety of women/ children at all times and therefore ultimately aims to address not just his use of violence but social belief systems that drive his behaviour.”

We encourage participants to watch the 75 minute pre-recorded training 

Responding to Family Violence During COVID-19 prior to attending this session.

For further information on the training, visit the NIFVS website.REGISTER NOW – $25

Please note: Due to the high demand for this training,
only one participant may attend from each organisation.
Registered participants will be emailed a link for the webinar within 24 hours of the scheduled start time.

Ada Conroy – Senior Workforce Development Officer

Ada has worked in women’s family violence services for over 20 years in outreach, case work, crisis response, counselling, refuge and training roles. Ada is also an experienced men’s behaviour change practitioner. As part of the NIFVS team, Ada currently designs and delivers training, facilitates communities of practice, runs forums and provides consultation on effective family violence response to organisations in the northern metropolitan region (NMR).


17 November
9:00 am - 1:00 pm AEDT
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Resisting Collusion with Male Perpetrators

by Joanne Law time to read: 1 min