AACBT Vic Pub Discussion: Family Violence and Resilience from Childhood to Childbearing
- Deidre Gartland
Family Violence and Resilience from Childhood to Childbearing
Come and learn about resilience in families, with a focus on Aboriginal and refugee communities.
There has been an increased focus on the prevalence and impacts of family violence, both within Australia and internationally. However, much of the focus has been at the more extreme end with families in refuges or involved with protective services.
This presentation draws on data from the wider general population to describe the prevalence of intimate partner violence and childhood abuse, and impacts on women and their children in the early childbearing years. Evidence of the cumulative impacts of violence experiences over the life course will be presented.
The benefits of a strengths-based, resilience approach to working with vulnerable families including families experiencing violence, refugee background families and Aboriginal families will also be discussed.
A pub discussion is a relaxed opportunity to observe a presentation on an interesting topic related to cognitive behavioural therapy. There are opportunities for the willing to engage in a discussion relating to the topic towards the end of the presentation.