Understanding the complexities in LGBTIQ domestic and family violence: What to look out for and how to respond


When: Thursday, 21st April 2016
What Time: 1:00 pm AEDT
Where: Online - join via your computer!
Your Hosts: Kai Noonan
Cost: Complimentary


About the webinar:

This webinar is a discussion about the added complexities involved when working with LGBTIQ clients who have experienced domestic and family violence. Although abuse within LGBTIQ relationships has similarities to abuse within non LGBTIQ relationships, there are some unique differences and thus some different ways in which workers need to respond to best support their clients.


This webinar provides an overview of the scope and prevalence of abuse in LGBTIQ relationships, barriers that people face to accessing support, how professionals can improve their work practice and service and ultimately asks front line workers to put aside assumptions when working with clients in order to create a safe and inclusive space for real dialogue and positive changes.


About the presenter:

Kai Noonan is the Project Coordinator of ACON’s domestic and family violence project, one of ACON’s many projects designed to support the health and safety of LGBTI people across NSW.

With qualifications in social sciences and psychotherapy, Kai’s work has involved counselling, group therapy and adult education for people who have experienced domestic violence. Prior to working for ACON she worked in various crisis and trauma services, with men, women and children in the drug and alcohol sector, mental health and domestic and family violence. Following a decision to focus her work on education, advocacy and campaign work, Kai  is committed to raising awareness about the violence that also happens in LGBTIQ relationships.

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