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Domestic Violence Prevention Month - Guest Ken McMaster

14th May 2019

Centacare North Queensland has partnered with Save The Children and North West Queensland Indigenous Catholic Social Services to present Domestic Violence Intervention Specialist and Author Ken McMaster to Mount Isa as part of Domestic Violence Prevention Awareness Month. This event was funded by Communities for Children.

The three day program will be held in various locations from Tuesday 28 May to Thursday 30 May and include sessions on: 

Day 1. Trauma Informed Practice - Once Upon A Time - Hosted by Save The Children

Exploring how the beginnings of a person’s story is integral to inform what we do in the present.

Day 2. The 4 Ls - Hosted by NWQICCS

Exploring: Liver: alcohol and drugs; Lover: relationships and families; Livelihood: employment and training; Lore: Cultural obligations to self, family and community

Day 3. Sector Delivery Day - Hosted by Centacare NQ

Focusing on the impact of family violence on early learning years and our youth. Disrupting Family Violence, causes and common patterns and how we can change that story.

Please download the full program below. 


This event is free however registrations are essential. Please contact Jo Moore on 1300 672 273 or 

Ken McMaster's Bio:

Ken has over thirty years’ experience working at the cutting edge of intervention work with men who are violent and who sexually abuse. He is known for his innovative practice ideas and the ability to translate theory into practice. He has held positions as a member and Chair of the Family Violence Advisory Committee/ Te Rangai Whiriwhiri Tukinotanga a-Whānau. This committee was established to provide the Minister of Social Services and Employment with independent policy advice on matters related to government initiatives within the family violence arena. He was also a founding member of the National Network of Stopping Violence Services/Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Putanga and is a past chair. Ken was responsible for the writing of the Respondent Program Regulation for the Domestic Violence Act (1995). In addition, he has worked as a part-time lecturer in Social Work at Canterbury University and is now involved full-time with HMA as manager, writer of materials and principal trainer. He has been a member of the Domestic Violence Act Program Approvals Committee for the Ministry of Justice.

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