July VIN meeting- MSD Social Action Group

Thursday 14th July, 11:00am – 12:30pm

Where: St Paul’s Presbyterian Church, The Brechin Room, 112 Guyton Street Whanganui

Come along and listen to the Ministry of Social Development Social Action Team (Māori, communities and partnerships) talk about their current campaign. There is a networking opportunity afterwards (a light lunch is provided, rsvp below to register), MSD are particularly interested in meeting with people working in the tāne peer-to-peer space or in youth initiatives.

 

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Whanganui - Extended Session - Strangulation in the context of Intimate Partner Violence

Wednesday 3rd August 2022 9:30am – 2:30pm

Where: St Paul’s Presbyterian Church, The Brechin Room, 112 Guyton Street Whanganui

It is critical that agencies, professionals and the wider community recognise the signs, symptoms and dynamics associated with strangulation in the context of intimate partner violence (IPV).  Described as ‘a red flag on the trajectory to homicide’, strangulation together with other associated risk markers should be considered in all risk assessment and safety planning processes.

This workshop also introduces topics such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), sexual violence, threatening behaviour and other factors including ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) to enhance decision-making and ultimately safety for victims, families and whanau.

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Family Violence: Theories, Practice & Current Issues

Thursday 19th May 9:00am – 4:00pm

Where: St Paul’s Presbyterian Church, The Brechin Room, 112 Guyton Street Whanganui

This one day interactive session is intended for staff who engage with families and whanau who may be experiencing family violence and associated family harm.  Various aspects of family violence will be introduced with a primary focus on intimate partner violence (IPV).  While the session serves as an ‘introduction’, feedback from experienced staff attending has been they still found the session useful to refresh and update their existing knowledge.

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