Men to fight vi­o­lence

North West Telegraph - - Telegraph News - Sophia Con­stan­tine

The Abo­rig­i­nal Males Heal­ing Cen­tre will visit New­man this month to shed light on the high rate of fam­ily vi­o­lence and men­tal health in the Pil­bara.

The Sons of Fa­thers Fam­ily Vi­o­lence and Sex­ual Abuse con­fer­ence, to be hosted at the Mia Mia House in the Desert, on November 29 and 30, is the first in a series of con­fer­ences.

The con­fer­ence aims to fa­cil­i­tate de­bate across var­i­ous sec­tors to dis­cuss new ap­proaches to prac­tice and chal­lenge tra­di­tional bound­aries associated with the top­ics.

AMHC chief ex­ec­u­tive and founder Devon Cuimara said the main ob­jec­tive of the con­fer­ence was to pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties for Abo­rig­i­nal men to meet and dis­cuss the cur­rent re­search in a cen­tralised lo­ca­tion. “We need in­no­va­tive and col­lab­o­ra­tive ideas to com­bat our use of vi­o­lence against our women and the sex­ual abuse of our chil­dren in our com­mu­ni­ties,” he said.

“The Pil­bara re­gion is a very com­pact ge­o­graph­i­cal re­gion, well pro­vided with con­fer­ence fa­cil­i­ties, mak­ing it a fea­si­ble lo­ca­tion to hold in­ex­pen­sive meet­ings.

“A key step in achiev­ing new re­ha­bil­i­ta­tive pro­gram de­vel­op­ment goals is to iden­tify pri­or­i­ties based on both new and long­stand­ing knowl­edge gaps, to help ori­ent de­ci­sion-mak­ing pro­cesses and the strate­gic al­lo­ca­tion of lim­ited fund­ing.”

A num­ber of key speak­ers, cov­er­ing top­ics such as fam­ily vi­o­lence, sex­ual abuse, and pre­ven­tion strate­gies, will be take part in the pro­gram.

Pic­ture: Abo­rig­i­nal Males Heal­ing Cen­tre

Abo­rig­i­nal Males Heal­ing Cen­tre chief ex­ec­u­tive and founder Devon Cuimara.

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