On the 19th of February 2020 the Greater Melbourne Family Law Pathways Network hosted a practical workshop in conjunction with Victoria Legal Aid to help students learn about child protection and the role of a Child Protection Lawyer. The training aimed to provide students with an understanding of the law regarding child protection and offer practical tips around navigating the child protection jurisdiction as a lawyer. The speakers, Jenny and James, began by introducing the
Date: 28 August 2019
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Venue: Melbourne Family Relationship Centre – 379 Collins Street
Speakers: Linda Gyorki (Manager, Support and Safety Hubs, Family Safety Victoria), Sophie Robinson (Manager, Legal Policy and Strategy in the Risk Management Information Sharing Team, Family Safety Victoria), and Julie Jenkin (Manager, Strategic Projects, Family Safety Victoria). On Wednesday 28 of August 2019, the Greater Melbourne Family Law Pathways Network r
The following is a summary of the days event not a verbatim transcript of the training nor should be used in lieu of training. Any inaccuracies are the fault of the writers. Event Summary: The VFLPN (Pathways) presented: David Mandel – The Safe and Together Model on the 15th of February 2017. The event was a one day workshop; David Mandel was the main speaker and facilitator of the workshop with opening remarks provided by Tracy Beaton. Tracy set the scene and outlined the lo
The VFLPN Autumn Forum focused on the theme of ‘Engaging with Perpetrators of Family Violence’. The event aimed to emphasise the need for perpetrator focused practice and how family law practitioners and case workers can engage with family violence perpetrators. The event was organised in a panel style presentation with speakers Rodney Vlais, Thea Brown and Elena Campbell talking for 20 minute blocks before the floor was opened up for an audience discussion around the issue.