The 'Context Matters' Symposium has been postponed with a new date yet to be confirmed.
Understanding, preventing and responding to sexual violence and abuse
Mooloolaba Surf Club, Mooloolaba
Hosted by the
Sexual Violence Research and Prevention Unit
School of Law and Criminology, USC Australia
There is growing recognition, and a developing evidence base, supporting the contextual dynamics of sexual violence and abuse. Lessons learned from Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, for example, drew attention to contextual factors (organisational leadership, policies and practice) that create conditions that might either increase risk, or protect against, sexual abuse. Multidisciplinary research evidence also shows how family, peer, school and neighbourhood settings may also contribute to abusive behaviour. Collectively, this highlights the need to ensure prevention strategies, as well as responses to sexual abuse, are contextualised.
The Sexual Violence Research and Prevention Unit (SVRPU) will host a one-day symposium, the first of its kind, to bring together national and international experts to discuss the importance of context for preventing sexual violence and abuse and improving community safety. This symposium will be of interest to academics, practitioners and policy professionals, including police, child safety, youth justice, corrections, counselling services, education, law and health.
Tickets are $100 per person. This includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
Dr Nadine McKillop, Dr Susan Rayment-McHugh, and Dr Lara Christensen
Symposium contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration closes Friday 27 March.
Registration will include, tea, coffee, lunch, morning and afternoon tea.
- Registration - $100 per person
Tuesday 7 April 2020, 9am-4.30pm
Mooloolaba Surf Club, Mooloolaba
Understand and prevent
|9:30am||Emeritus Professor Stephen Smallbone||Why context matters in the prevention of sexual violence and abuse|
|11:00am||Dr Carlene Firmin||Contextual safeguarding: Reframing child protection responses to peer-sexual abuse|
|12:00pm||Dr Tess Patterson||Context and gender: Stereotypes and impact|
|1:50pm||Dr Kelly Richards||Context and effective reintegration|
|2:30pm||Dr Danielle Harris||Context of desistance: Implications for practice|
|3.30pm||Professor Daryl Higgins||Measuring contextual change|
|4:20pm||SVRPU||Summary and close|
When and where
'Context Matters' Symposium will be held at the Mooloolaba Surf Club, Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast on Tuesday 7 April 2020, 9:00am - 4:30pm.
The Sunshine Coast is a fast-growing regional area of South East Queensland approximately 1 hour north of Brisbane; Queensland’s capital and largest city.
How do I get there?
There is free on-street parking throughout Mooloolaba as well as off-street regulated parking. Please see the Sunshine Coast Council map for parking options.
By public transport
Travel to the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane can be planned on public transport through Translink, South East Queensland’s public transport provider.
You can fly directly to the Sunshine Coast. Flights to and from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Auckland are serviced by the Sunshine Coast Airport. Alternatively, you can fly into Brisbane airport. See Con-X-ion shuttle bus option from Brisbane airport to the Sunshine Coast or Sunshine Coast Airport to Mooloolaba.
Where should I stay?
Mooloolaba is a coastal suburb and tourist resort township on the Sunshine Coast, is located 97km north of Brisbane and is just a 10 minute drive to USC Sunshine Coast. There are a number of accommodation options in Mooloolaba which are walking distance to the Mooloolaba Surf Club.