Hypothetical scenario 'too real' in our region
Published on 24 April, 2013
Domestic and family violence services in Mackay are inviting the public to witness a hypothetical scenario to gain a better understanding of the effects that domestic and family violence has on individuals and families.
This free hypothetical event is being held on Thursday, May 16 from 9am at the ‘Space' located at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC) and is part of Domestic Violence Prevention Month activities.
Annie Webster (Qld Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, CQUniversity), Kristyn Everett (Everett's Family Law) and Jude Marshall (Domestic Violence Resource Service) discuss the hypothetical. Kristyn Everett from Everett's Family Law will take on the role of moderator, telling the chilling story of Troy and Sharon, a young Mackay couple whose relationship exhibits non-physical abuse in the early stages of their marriage and escalates to physical abuse.
As the story of Sharon and Troy unfolds, expert panel members from a range of domestic violence related services in the region will be asked to draw on their knowledge and explain how they would respond.
Panel members include: Heather Nancarrow (Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, CQUniversity), Jude Marshall (Domestic Violence Resource Service), Andrea Sauer (Sexual Health and Sexual Assault Service), Dr Nicole Higgins (Southside Medical Centre), Bernadette Buckley (Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services), Rowena Lacey (Queensland Police Service), Samantha Harper (Family Law Centre) and Kathy Cave (Lowanna House).
The event is free, however participants need to register as seats are strictly limited. All community members are welcome, and morning tea will be provided. A resource expo is attached to this event and a range of resources and service providers will be available on the day.
To register for this important event visit http://noviolence.com.au/registrations/hypothetical/register.html or http://www.noviolence.com.au/ and follow the link or call Lauren Pattie on 49 407834.