november, 2019

13nov9:30 am- 1:30 pmCelebrating Collaborative Practice Forum9:30 am - 1:30 pm West Melbourne


Event Details

In the lead up to 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, please join us for an inspiring discussion of collaborative practice when working with victim-survivors of family violence.

What’s on the agenda?

Laura Vidal from Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand will be a key note speaker discussing how collaboration is integral to social justice. Laura is a passionate advocate for women and girls, having spent ten years supporting and advocating for those impacted by human trafficking, slavery and slavery-like practices including early and forced marriage.

With a background in case management and project coordination Laura has led and delivered services to asylum seekers and refugees, women experiencing homelessness and family violence and individuals impacted by human trafficking and slavery. Laura brings her experiences of service delivery to her project, policy and advocacy work with Good Shepherd.

inTouch will present our unique inLanguage, inCulture client services delivery model and how it has developed over the years.

There will be a panel discussion of a complex case where working collaboratively was critical to achieving the best outcome for a client and her child. Panel members include:

  • Jessica De Vries, Senior Lawyer, Inner Melbourne Community Legal
  • Michelle Whyte, Community Health Registered Nurse, Bolton Clarke
  • Joanne Borello, Pregnancy and Family Support Case Manager, Caroline Chisholm Society
  • Ana Yolanda Morales, Case Coordinator, Life Without Barriers
  • Hamsa Kunaratnam, inTouch Case Manager

Ash from inTouch’s Inspire for Change victim-survivor advisory group will also present on how collaboration has impacted her life, both professionally and personally.

Who should attend?

Professionals working in the family violence sector or with communities from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

The event is free to attend but you must register as places are limited.

Note registration will commence from 9 am with the forum kicking off at 9.30 am. A light networking lunch will also be provided.


(Wednesday) 9:30 am - 1:30 pm