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Event Details - Surviving in Exile - Trauma to Recovery

Title: Surviving in Exile - Trauma to Recovery
Type of Activity: Workshops & Seminars
Objective of Course / Workshop:

Surviving in Exile - Trauma to Recovery

VSS SA Symposium will be held on May 31st 2019 at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide to gather representatives for the voices of victims. The purpose of Surviving in Exile is to share experiences, knowledge, ideas and best practice in Trauma to Recovery.


Course / Workshop Outline:

The Symposium will be held in a series of panel sessions from 8:15am to 5:30pm on Friday May 3st incuding morning and afternoon tea as well as lunch.

OPD points: 5
Course / Workshop content:

Keynote speaker Dr Cathy Kezelman from the Blue Knot Foundation will join Alannah Hill, UniSA’s Professor Wendy Lacey, Dr. Patrick O’Leary and Felicity Gerry QC as lead panelists, along with professionally practicing experts in the field, survivors, academics and researchers, public advocates and representatives of victims of crime. Discussion panels will focus on narrative, current research trends and trauma informed practice in the transition to recovery.

Key topics for discussion include:

Autonomy and Elder Abuse

Systemic Responses to Domestic Violence and Abuse

Memory and Triggers- Childhood Sexual Abuse

Invisible Women - Trafficking and Justice

Full Symposium program and panellist details coming soon.

Start/End Date: 31/05/2019 to 31/05/2019
Time: 08:00:00 - 17:30:00
Presenter / Provider: Victim Support Service SA
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Victim Support Service SA is the leading organisation addressing all aspects of trauma associated with crime and providing a trauma-informed response service. The Symposium aligns with forty years of Victim Support Service advocating for South Australians in providing integrated safety, counselling and justice support services to people impacted by crime and abuse in South Australia.

Address: National Wine Centre - Adelaide
Address 2: Corner Hackney Road and Botanic Road
Suburb: Adelaide
State: SA
Postcode: 5000
Parking: Paid
Is there disability parking and entry? Yes
Are meals included with this event? Yes
If yes, what meals? Morning / Afternoon Tea & Lunch
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Cost ($): $220 FT Student, $275 Early Bird, $330 Full Registration
Registration Instruction (if applicable):

$220 Full Time Student

$275 Early Bird

$330 Full Registration 

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