Symposium – engaging men who use violence

Flinders University SWIRLS Research Centre held a joint Symposium with ANROWS and Uniting Communities on Monday 11th November 2019, exploring the policy and practice implications of a new research report on engaging men who use violence: Invitational narrative approaches by Sarah Wendt, Kate Seymour, Fiona Buchanan, Chris Dolman and Natalie Greenland.

The presentation and workshop explored how invitational narrative ways of working can successfully engage men who use violence and enable behavioural and attitudinal change. 

Key findings from the report were presented by the research team, followed by a panel discussion featuring practitioner and policymaker perspectives and a workshop which provided the opportunity for attendees to deepen their understanding of invitational narrative concepts.

Watch the playlist of videos from the Symposium event and listen to the podcast where members of the research team Professor Sarah Wendt (Flinders University), Dr Kate Seymour (Flinders University), and Chris Dolman (Emerging Minds and Uniting Communities) sit down with Michele Robinson, Director, Evidence to Action (ANROWS) to discuss what invitational narrative practice is, how shame and “ethical preferences” play an important role in this technique, and discuss how to evaluate the effectiveness of this work.

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