How can substance use play a role in a family violence situation?

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How can substance use play a role in a family violence situation?

24 February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


This interactive workshop is designed to create a shared understanding the role substance use can play in family violence situations

  • The prevalence of the intersection of AOD and family violence, what does the evidence say
  • How can substance use be considered a survival strategy for the victim survivor
  • What are existing perspectives around substance use that enable substance use coercion
  • Reflections on the Duluth model: the Wheel of Power and Control
  • How does substance use coercion impact client engagement, family violence safety planning and substance use treatment planning?

This event is a collaboration between Turning Point, Odyssey and VAADA. The day will be presented by:

  • Stephen Herd, Specialist Family Violence Advisor, Turning Point
  • Susan George, Specialist Family Violence Advisor, Odyssey
  • Marije Roos, Family Violence Project Lead, VAADA

Event details

Date: Monday, February 24, 2020

Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm. (register at 9.30am for a 10.00am start)

Venue: Cromwell STREAT, 66 Cromwell Street, Collingwood. Cromwell STREAT works to stop youth homelessness and disadvantage, one mouthful at a time. STREAT offers disadvantaged youth aged 16-25 a supported pathway from the street to a sustainable livelihood. This 1860’s manor turned 80 seat cafe has a beautiful garden with striped hammocks, deck chairs, outdoor seating, coffee roastery, artisan bakery, meeting spaces and function rooms.

Limited parking is available. Cromwell STREAT is a 9 min walk from North Richmond station.

Cost of $100 includes Eventbrite processing fee, handouts, and catering (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)

Terms and conditions

  • Registrations may be cancelled up to 7 days prior to the day of the workshop with a full refund.
  • Fees are payable, and will not be refunded for cancellations on the day of the training or for non-attendance on the day.
  • Organisations may send alternative candidates to attend training if the original candidate is not available.
  • By registering for this workshop, you are consenting to the terms and conditions of payment and refunds.


24 February 2020
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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9412 5600
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Cromwell Streat
66 Cromwell Street
Collingwood, Victoria 3066 Australia
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