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Adolescent Violence in the Home

27 November 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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A presentation and Q&A on Adolescent Violence in the Home
with Jo Howard



1. Definition and intersecting issuesWhite words Adolescent Violence in the Home on a purple background surrounded by jagged orange and yellow graphics. A speech bubble at the bottom says A resource booklet for parents and carers.
2. National and global trends
3. Practice principles
4. Importance of risk assessment and safety planning
5. Importance of collaborative practice

The event will include a launch of the Adolescent Violence in the Home Resource Booklet for Gold Coast services.

Guest Speaker: Jo Howard

Jo is a social worker and family therapist. She currently works as a Consultant & Trainer, specialising in adolescent and adult family violence. Jo has worked across a number of sectors and in a variety of positions including front line worker, executive manager and clinical supervisor. She has been a Board Member of No To Violence in Victoria.

She has been a leading Australian practitioner in the area of Adolescent violence in the home for the last 25 years. In 2007 she gained a Winston Churchill Fellowship to research best practice responses to adolescent family violence in the U.S. and Canada.
Jo has a strong focus on strengthening client agency and systems change. She brings a lens of intersectionality to all her work. A key focus has been working with those who may lack a ‘voice’ including young people, sole parents and families, and across family violence and adolescent violence in the home. Jo has authored or co-authored multiple articles and books including contributing to ‘Working with Adolescent Violence and Abuse Towards Parents: Approaches and Contexts for Intervention’.

Click here to email DVPC for the Zoom link.

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Adolescent Violence in the Home


27 November 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am


via Zoom


Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast Inc
07 5591 4222
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