Join us on 7 December – Practice Studio showcase

Practice Studios support organisations to meet workforce and service needs through small, funded implementation projects that translate the latest research in the family and domestic violence space into practice.

Join us in person or online on 7 December to hear from organisations supported by WorkUP Queensland as they share insights into their experiences with evidence-informed approaches.

Speakers include:

  • Melissa Kulan from Women’s Health Queensland. Melissa will share insights from the Community Ally practice studio, as they worked to upskill community members from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to recognise and respond to domestic violence.
  • Liliana Sanchez from Children by Choice. Liliana will share resources about reproductive coercive control and choice, developed with and by community members from diverse cultures.
  • Julie M from DVConnect. Julie is working in partnership with multicultural and settlement services to improve their capacity to respond to people experiencing violence, while at the same time learning more about what DVConnect can do to support culturally and linguistically diverse peoples to access support.
  • Talia van Gils from Community Action, Gympie. Talia will talk about the challenges faced in implementing an ambitious practice studio that involved developing a tool for use in Queensland civil courts, which supports women to tell their stories. She will discuss the complex patterns of coercive control and abuse and how they can be better understood.
  • Marta Barnes from Cairns Sexual Assault Service. Marta will launch an implementation report sharing what was learned during work to implement trauma- and violence-informed practice across the Cairns service sector.

WorkUP Queensland will also launch the next round of practice studios and answer all your questions about becoming a host.


When: 2:00pm, 7 December

Where: WeWork building, 25 King Street, Bowen Hills, Brisbane, QLD, 4006

Accessibility: accessible to all people.

Register here

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