Webinar: Evaluation readiness, program quality and outcomes in men’s behaviour change programs


SPEAQ and WorkUP Queensland warmly invite you to participate in a webinar to hear and discuss findings from the ANROWS research report Evaluation readiness, program quality and outcomes in Men’s Behaviour Change Programs, addressing core business for men’s behaviour change programs.

Monday, 2nd December 2019  from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

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This interactive webinar will be presented by members of the research team: Rodney Vlais (Consultant), Professor Andrew Day (University of Melbourne), and Professor Donna Chung (Curtin University) and will address the 4 major areas addressed in this research:

  • Minimum standards and Accreditation/Quality frameworks
  • Perspectives of women partners of program participants
  • Approaches to program evaluation
  • Practice development and approaches to improve program quality and outcomes

Recommendations from the research will also be discussed, highlighting the relevance to Queensland’s new Quality Framework for intervention programs for men who have used domestic and family violence. The Quality Framework developed by the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women is due to be implemented in 2020, and is informed by this research.

This is an interactive webinar and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the research team either by text or audio.

Who should attend

Managers, co-ordinators and all program staff involved in intervention programs for men who have used domestic and family violence.

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Please note, due to limited places available for this webinar, registration is currently limited to Qld-based services and practitioners.

In preparation for your participation:

The webinar will be recorded and made available through the SPEAQ website after production is completed.

This webinar is a partnership between Services and Practitioners for the Elimination of Abuse Queensland (SPEAQ) and WorkUP Queensland. WorkUP Queensland is the new name for the Queensland DFV Workforce Development Service.


Note: This event will replace the scheduled SPEAQ monthly teleconference for December.


Presenter Biographies

Rodney Vlais is a policy analyst, writer, researcher and trainer in family and domestic violence perpetrator interventions and intervention systems based in Melbourne. An experienced men’s behaviour change program practitioner and social justice activist, Rodney is currently consulting to NGOs or governments in most Australian states/territories.

Donna Chung, BSW, M.Pub.Pol, PhD, is a Professor of Social Work and Social Policy at Curtin University. Her research interests are primarily the areas of male violence against women, homelessness, gender and sexuality and social policy. Donna has worked on numerous research projects and provides advice and consultancy to governments on policies and programs in these areas.

Andrew Day, MSc, D.Clin.Psy., is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and Professor in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He is a registered clinical and forensic psychologist in Australia and has research interests in areas of offender rehabilitation, violent offenders and Indigenous justice.

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