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This programme may be subject to change (current as at 11/2/2023). 

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08:00am  Registration desk  Please ensure you are seated by 9:00am
09:00am - 09:20am Mihi Whakatau Te Wharewaka Cultural Team
Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Patunga Māori Caucus
09:20am - 09:30am Meet your Emcee and Conference Details Jenny May Clarkson 
TVNZ Breakfast host and our Conference Emcee
09:30am - 10:00am Conference Address Hon Marama Davidson
Minister for the Prevention of Family & Sexual Violence
10:00am - 10:50am Keynote #1 She is Not Your Rehab
Sarah & Matt Brown 
She is Not Your Rehab
10:50am - 11:15am Morning tea  
11:15am - 12:15pm      Concurrent Sessions #1    Stream A  A whakapapa of violence and healing
Donny Riki and Dr Vivian Paul Roberts, Mahuika Associates
Stream B Key Findings from He Koiora Matapopore: The 2019 New Zealand Family Violence Study
Associate Professor Janet Fanslow Chief Advisor, New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse, Professor Tracey McIntosh, University of Auckland Dr Pauline Gulliver, University of Auckland 
Stream C The Silent Harm – Supporting Rainbow (LGTBQIA+) communities in providing targeted responses to violence 
Robyn Vella & Neil Denny (Friendship House)
Stream D Change is possible: insights from reviewing the ‘It’s Not OK’ campaign and research into the barriers and enablers of men’s behavioural change 
Teresa Pomeroy & Brian Gardiner Campaign for Action on Family Violence – MSD
12:15pm - 01:15pm Lunch   
01:15pm - 02:30pm Keynote #2 Kotahi te paatuki o te Manawa, He Pū Kōrero, He Pū harakeke, He Pūkotahitanga
Denise Wilson, Kim Eriksen-Downs, Hera Pierce, Tā Mark Solomon, Denise Messiter, Poata Watene  
Members of Te Pūkotahitanga, the nominated Tangata Whenua Leadership Group which advises the Minister Honourable Marama Davidson
02:30pm - 03:45pm      Concurrent Sessions #2    Stream A  Hei tūranga, hei waiora e : a place to stand and aspiring for wellness - a story of change from Ngāti Rangi
Helen Leahy Pou Ārahi; Nga Waihua o Paerangi; Ngāti Rangi Group; Ohakune
Stream B Being young, being digital:  Responding to partner violence against young women in Aotearoa 
Dr Natalie Thorburn National Collective of Independent Womens Refuges Elizabeth Ashby, National Collective of Independent Womens Refuges

There are more kids who need help every day! - findings from Kids in the Middle research 
Dr Natalie Thorburn National Collective of Independent Womens Refuges & Cleo Arathoon National Collective of Independent Womens Refuges
Stream C Family Harm: cultural challenges in Aotearoa
Dr Harpinder Kaur Independent

Challenges and Contributions to Understanding Family Violence in Ethnic Immigrant Communities"
Dr Samira Ghoreishi SHINE
Stream D Integrated family violence service delivery:  A pipe dream? 
Dr Claire Gear AUT  Carey Manuel Āio Consulting

Delivering integrated cross-sector share client care - setting up teams for cross sector success
Alison Maclean 3whitehorses Consulting

03:45pm - 04:00pm Afternoon Tea    
04:00pm - 05:00pm      Concurrent Sessions #3    Stream A  Please, mind your language:  intersectionality between violence and language
Donny Riki, Mahuika Associates 
Stream B Jade Speaks Up: A school based, child centred approach to long-term change to break the cycle of Family Violence
Elaine Dyer, Project Manager and Co-developer & Libby Robins, Trustee, Jade Speaks Up Educational Trust
Stream C Being inclusive of disabled people is not an optional extra.  Explaining a twin track approach to violence against disabled people
Debbie Hager School of Population Health, University of Auckland, & Sue Hobbs Consultant & Disability Advocate
Stream D Peer Led Professionally Supported:  The Key Fundamentals
Brian Gardner MSD, Terry O'Conner Point & Associates, Hector Kaiwai Awa & Associates & et al SafeMan SafeFamily
05:00pm End Day 1    
DAY 2:  FRIDAY 24 MARCH 2023   
08:00am  Registration desk  Please note this is an 08:30am starting time
08:30am - 10:00am Keynote #2 Family Violence Death Review Committee: A Duty to Care
Dr Fiona Cram
Chair Family Violence Death Review Committee

Weaving our knowledge together: connecting research, practice and policy to build our understandings for violence prevention in Aotearoa
Dr Charlotte Moore Kaiwhakahaere, Dr Terry Dobbs Academic Director Māori and Professor Nicola Gavey Academic Director Tauiwi, New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse
10:00am - 10:30am Morning tea   
10:30am - 11:30am      Concurrent Sessions #4    Stream A  The use of motivational interviewing in family violence work
Ken McMaster Co-Director of HMA, Author
Stream B Impacts v Prevention - Family Harm 
Tāne Kara, Chase Parata & Shane Clapp He Waka Tapu - Integrated Whānau Services  

Mokopuna Ora: Family & sexual violence prevention and support through building capabilities and nurturing the aspirations of whānau/mātua caring for young pēpi and tamariki
Chevelle Davis Mokopuna Ora Connector Whakatū Te Korowai Trust, Tania Batley Mokopuna Ora Contract Advisor Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu et al
Stream C Co-designing and culture - essential elements of risk assessment and safety planning 
John Duck & Alison Maclean  3whitehorses Consulting
Stream D Family, partner & sexual violence in Takatāpui and Rainbow communities
Sandra Dickson
Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura
Kate Taylor Medical Sexual Assault Clinicians Aotearoa (MEDSAC)
11:30am - 12:30pm      Concurrent Sessions #5    Stream A  An on-going duty to care - Responding to survivors of family violence homicide
Dr Fiona Cram
Chair, Nicola Atwool Member & Pauline Gulliver Senior Specialist, Family Violence Death Review Committee
Stream B The Wairua Ora Forgiveness Model - - Cultivating Compassion, Releasing Resentment and Finding Peace
Te Aorangi Harrington Te Whare Tū Whānau 

Ko te Kohinga Taonga te Mareikura a Parearohi - Mana o Wāhine
Terri-Ann Roberts and Matua Ngarongo Ormsby MSSW-AT
Stream C Media for Good - Promoting Men's Behaviour Change and Prevention
Jeremy Logan Manager, Changeability, Dannii Sargent Family Violence Network Co-ordinator, Changeability, & Brian Gardner Lead Advisor Social Action Team, MSD
Stream D Key informants discuss the place masculinity has in Violence Prevention in Te Aorerekura
Kris Taylor Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Auckland, Nicola Gavey, Professor, School of Psychology, University of Auckland Logan Hamley, Lecturer, Kaupapa Māori Psychology, University of Waikato
12:30pm - 01:15pm Lunch    Please note this is a 45 minute lunch break
01:15pm - 01:45pm Launch of the
Call to Action
A national call to action:  making visible the invisible
Takurua Tawera
, Māori Co-Chair, Te Kupenga Partnership Rōpū, Dee Cresswell, Tauiwi Co-chair, Te Kupenga Partnership Rōpū & Merran Lawler, Kaiarahi/National Advocate, Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Patunga
01:45pm - 02:45pm      Concurrent Sessions #6    Stream A  Drama & Improvisation as a tool for Embodied Non-Violence Work 
Miranda Warner RISE 
Stream B An equitable way of working with Māori and community
Rolinda Karapu, Te Rau Ora, Charlotte Moore, New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse, Lisa Smith, Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Patunga,  Ngarongo Eaton-Brown, Whanau Ahuru Mowai & Sheryl Horomona-Gardyne, Te Puna Oranga
Stream C Tēnai Au, Tēnai Au 
Chrissie Hape & Mel Humphries, Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Inc with Topia Rameka, George Reedy & Krystal Haimona, Ara Poutama Aotearoa  

Commissioning principles and moving towards a relational approach 
Sophie Tasker, Ministry of Justice, Tricia Walsh, Ara Poutama Aotearoa - Dept of Corrections, Corrie Hancock, MOJ, Shaun Sullivan, Ara Poutama Aotearoa

Stream D To be confirmed
To be confirmed 

02:45pm - 03:45pm      Concurrent Sessions #7    Stream A  Workforce Framework:  the Entrapment model as a framework for practice
Rachel Kain & Mira Taitz SHINE 
Stream B Reconnecting to whakapapa & revisiting the sacredness (title to be confirmed)
Whaea Hera Pierce, KaiKorero/Kai Awhina, Tu Wahine Trust
Stream C Balancing perspectives in privileged spaces: A facilitated conversation about experiences of women working in men’s non-violence programmes
Joelene Whitfield, Senior Clinician, RISE
Stream D Addressing Obstacles & Utilising Strengths to Stop Family Violence and Sexual Abuse within Faith and Chiefly Cultural Settings
Kara Duncan-Hewitt Liberty Training
03:45pm - 04:00pm Afternoon Tea    Please note this is a 15 minute break only
04:00pm - 04:30pm Plenary & Poroporoaki Jenny May Clarkson
& Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Patunga Māori Caucus
04:30pm  End Day 2