Webinar on understanding and responding to domestic violence during COVID-19

Date: Tuesday 16 Jun 2020
Time: 3:00pm to 4:30pm 

Cisco Webex

Bookings close: 16 Jun 2020

The number of domestic and family violence victims seeking urgent assistance during the COVID-19 lockdown has increased as many are isolated at home with their perpetrators.

While long-term prevention is needed for Australia to combat domestic violence, experts warn that as COVID-19 restrictions ease, there is grave concern that numbers of victims may increase.
Now more than ever, governments, workplaces and communities must remain committed to an ongoing and considered approach to prevent violence against women and their children – but what practical actions can our workplaces take?
At our next event, DCA Chair David Morrison AO and Chief Executive Officer Lisa Annese will have a candid conversation about the problem with three guest speakers:

  • Patty Kinnersly, Chief Executive Officer, Our Watch
  • Inez Carey, 1800RESPECT Clinical Engagement Manager, and
  • Richard Deutsch, CEO Deloitte Australia.

They will discuss:

  • What abuse might look like during the COVID-19 crisis,
  • What organisations can do to support at-risk employees,
  • Strategies that organisations are putting in place to make a difference, and
  • Useful resources available to workplaces, managers and staff.

Register to join this Webex

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Who should attend

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