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Northern Integrated Family
Violence Services Partnership
For professionals supporting the
safety of victim survivors in Melbourne's
northern metropolitan region

Lunch & Learn launch

The NIFVS team are excited to launch the Lunch & Learn pilot project.

Lunch & Learn will be delivered as free, 1-hour sessions throughout 2024, to strengthen the practice skills and confidence of professionals to safely and effectively respond to family violence.

The sessions will feature sector experts speaking to vital learning areas. Designed for both specialist and non-specialist family violence practitioners, Lunch & Learn particularly focuses on professionals who may want to learn more about navigating specialized areas of family violence in their roles.

The first session is on Wednesday 13 March from 12-1pm and will be led by Jackson Fairchild who will speak to LGBTIQA+ Safe and Inclusive Practice within the family violence context. Following a 30-minute presentation, participants will have the opportunity engage in a Q&A to unpack how this applies to practice.

Following sessions will address key learning areas including Elder Abuse, Working with Young People Using Violence, Complex Mental Health & Family Violence and Inclusive practice when working with people with disabilities. 

Register on Eventbrite here.

About Jackson:
Jackson Fairchild (they/them) is one of Australia’s leading voices in LGBTIQA+ inclusion in family violence primary prevention and response. They are a qualified counsellor and clinical supervisor with a background in facilitation, research translation, policy advocacy, governance and organisational change. Jackson has held senior roles at Rainbow Health Australia, No To Violence and Thorne Harbour Health, and they are currently working with the Zoe Belle Gender Collective on the prevention of cis men’s violence against trans women.