Free two day Domestic Violence conference for QUT students

CJRC member Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz will speak at a free two day Domestic Violence conference for QUT students

Dr Ron Frey from the School of Psychology and Counselling has organised a free two day domestic violence conference for QUT students.

May 27th and 28th May
10 am – 4 pm
H101, QUT Kelvin Grove Campus

Please note attendance is free, but there is somewhat limited seating in the auditorium.
All QUT students, family and friends are most cordially welcome.  The programme is designed to maximise the participation of the audience and allow them to ask the questions they would really like answered.

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Last chance for abstracts for Not Now, Not Ever Research Symposium

CJRC Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz is a member of the organising group for the Queensland Not Now, Not Ever Research Symposium to be held at The Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research (QCDFVR) at Central Queensland University on Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th February 2017.

The Call for abstracts ends 30 October. Read more

CJRC Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz on Big Ideas domestic violence forum

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CJRC Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz, coordinator of QUT’s Graduate Certificate in Domestic Violence

will speak at Domestic Violence – Unheard Voices
presented by Caxton Legal Centre and QUT Law Faculty
Part of our Justice in Focus Series.
Thursday, 29 September 2016 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (AEST) Register here
Banco Court, QEII Courts of Law Complex – 415 George Street, Brisbane City, QLD 4000 – View Map

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Call for Abstracts: Not Now, Not Ever Research Symposium

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CJRC Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz is a member of the organising group for the Not Now, Not Ever Research Symposium to be held at The Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research (QCDFVR) at Central Queensland University on Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th February 2017. Read more

Recently published: Interventions, Policies, and Future Research Directions in Partner Violence

Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz recently published  Interventions, Policies, and Future Research Directions in Partner Violence in The Wiley Handbook on the Psychology of Violence.

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Recently published: Violence against Women in Pornography

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Adjunct Professor Walter DeKeseredy recently published Violence against Women in Pornography with co-author Marilyn Corsianos Read more

Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz headed to European Conference on Domestic Violence

CJRC Director Molly Dragiewicz will travel to the European Conference on Domestic Violence in Belfast from 6-9 September, 2015.

She will present Psychological abuse: Insights from emerging research on romance fraud and domestic violence, co-authored with Dr. Cassandra Cross and Dr. Kelly Richards.

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New Domestic Violence Graduate Certificate

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The School of Justice in the Faculty of Law at QUT has launched Australia’s first Graduate Certificate in Domestic Violence. Students can choose to study two units a semester or take one unit at a time. Full details about the course are available here.

Read the news release here.

The four units are:
JSN204 Working with Domestic Violence
JSN203 Reducing Lethal Risk
JSN202 Children and Family Violence
JSN201 Dynamics of Domestic Violence

The course is offered online for flexible learning and is available to students across Australia. It supplements research with multimedia, discussion with other students, guest speakers, and tutorials with the lecturers.

The Graduate Certificate in Domestic Violence is designed to provide an in-depth look at the latest studies to inform research, policy, and practice in the field. It is a truly interdisciplinary course, drawing from criminology, law, social work, sociology, psychology, health, and economics. The course was designed after extensive community consultation with more than 100 community organisations and stakeholders.

JSN201 Dynamics of Domestic Violence is focused on the different types of violence and abuse, including its prevalence and distribution based on Australian official data sources and studies. It investigates the contributing factors that shape abuse and its impact, including perpetrator beliefs and behaviours. This unit provides critical skills training for interpreting research and an introduction to domestic violence measurement. It also reviews relevant state and national laws as well as major reports and action plans from government.

JSN202 Children and Family Violence centres on the implications of domestic violence for children. It includes domestic violence against pregnant women, the overlap between domestic violence and child abuse, and the latest research on trauma and the impact of exposure to adult violence. It includes skills training around interviewing children. This unit reviews law and policy related to child abuse reporting, including the Hague child abduction convention. The unit looks in depth at domestic violence in context of family law, including consideration the Best Interests of the Child. It also reviews issues related to “failure to protect.”

JSN203 Reducing Lethal Risk is focused on preventing domestic violence homicide. It reviews the research on domestic violence related homicide and suicide, including risk factors for child fatalities. The unit covers risk factors like separation, stalking, and strangulation and provides skills training in assessing lethal risk and safety planning. It also looks at domestic violence fatality reviews and death investigation.

JSN204 Working with Domestic Violence Victims is all about domestic violence services. It reviews the landscape of services in Queensland and will provide practical information about referral networks. This unit also includes information about integrated response teams and other coordinated models for domestic violence response. This unit emphasises the best available tools for screening. It also looks at meeting the needs of diverse communities, from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to immigrant, disabled, rural, and LGBT communities. This unit also contains a section on vicarious trauma and self-care and an individualised professional development project.

Pending final approval by the University Academic Board, the first cohort of students will begin study in February 2016.

QUT also offers an undergraduate unit JSB286 Domestic Violence

 

Recently Published – “Family law reform and domestic violence: Lessons from Australia”

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Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz recently  published “Family law reform and domestic violence: Lessons from Australia” in Comparative Perspectives on Domestic Violence: Lessons from Efforts Worldwide, edited by  Rashmi Goel & Leigh Goodmark (Oxford University Press, 2015).

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In the news: The Brisbane University battling domestic violence

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The School of Justice was featured on Channel 7 news on Tuesday 5 May 2015.

Watch the segment here: The Brisbane University battling domestic violence

The story highlighted QUT’s new domestic violence unit was developed by Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz, Director of the Crime and Justice Research Centre. The elective has an enrollment of 230 justice, social work, law, and psychology students. It features practitioners who guest lecture about their areas of expertise. They provide real world perspectives on working in this area. It is the first interdisciplinary domestic violence unit in Queensland.

The School of Justice has proposed a four unit Graduate Certificate in Understanding Domestic Violence which it hopes to launch in 2016.