Live Event: STARTTS Masterclass
Challenges of Working Clinically with Domestic Violence when the Perpetrator is also a Torture and Refugee Trauma Survivor
18 September 2019 | 6-8pm AEST | 9-11am BST | 4-6am EST | 8-10pm NZT
Male survivors of torture may be at higher risk of enacting violence within the family. Family violence includes Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) targeting the spouse, violence and aggression toward children, and harmful exposure of children to IPV. In this Clinical Master Class Associate Professor Susan Rees will explore the evidence for a multifaceted approach to intervention with men who may be torture and trauma survivors and perpetrators of IPV. Key areas for consideration will be: taking a ‘whole of family’ approach without risking the safety of the partner and children; considering patriarchy, cultural norms and contemporary Australian expectations and laws regarding IPV; the association between war, masculinity, and the perceived loss of male power during settlement. Kat Mikhailouskaya, a STARTTS Counsellor, will illustrate STARTTS’s work with a case study of a male client who was a survivor of torture and trauma and a perpetrator of IPV.
Free to attend in person with RSVP
Free to watch the live webcast (no need to RSVP)