The conference will provide a valuable opportunity to join in the change-maker conversation with a range of sectors to instigate and strengthen united action in South Australia. Refer to full program for all details
Anti-Bullying Advocate, Author,
Film and TV Producer
John Caldwell is an Australian who was raised in caravan parks by parents whose lives were a cycle of violence, alcohol and promiscuous sex. John was bullied at school, abused by foster parents, and was present when his father killed himself with a shotgun in the family caravan.
Against his family’s expectations he rose above this nightmarish childhood. Leaving school at 15 with no qualifications, John was determined to make something of himself and he quickly realised that retail and hospitality was the best avenue to propel him to success.
Chair of White Ribbon SA
MD Behind Closed Doors
Donny is an experienced CEO and Board Director with specific skills in Strategy, Finance and Strategic Marketing.
A strategic and creative leader, Donny is dedicated to maximising the performance of individuals and businesses via professional development, mentoring/coaching and networking.
Donny is passionate about business and economic development in Australia and committed to improving the number of women in executive roles and diversity on Australian boards – i.e. diversity of skills, gender, ethnicity, backgrounds, younger people and more women chairing boards.
Pioneer of Change: Legislation in 2014
The age of entitlement is over!
The only time serious perpetrators of Domestic Violence are legally held to account for their behaviour is after they kill some one. It is my belief that serious perpetrators must be made legally accountable for all their violence and abuse,before they kill.
For centuries perpetrators have operated their control over their families with violence and with impunity. They have operated from a position belief in their right to do so without question.Who is going to stop them?
My message to perpetrators is ‘the age of entitlement is over ‘’’! We women are on the case.
DV Coalition: EO, Domestic Violence Crisis Services
The Coalition of Women’s Domestic Violence Services will provide effective leadership in South Australia to address violence against women and children, and will do this by:
Working in partnership with key stakeholders to improve outcomes for women and children affected by domestic violence or family violence and abuse.
Promoting community awareness of violence against women and children and its personal and social consequences on both the victim and society
Co-Chair, White Ribbon Breakfast South Australia
Lets talk.. White Ribbon Initiatives in South Australia. How to get involved, highlights and upcoming events.
The impact of domestic abuse on families and individuals
Domestic abuse covers a wide spectrum of abuse that takes place in too many homes. This form of abuse can vary from controlling behaviour, financial, emotional and physical abuse right through to murder which is at the peak of the spectrum. In many cases, enduring an abusive household will have a significant impact on those who witness and experience it. This behaviour may sometimes leave the vulnerable with physical scars but will almost always leave them with psychological wounds too.
Tash Palmer Vincent and Adelaide
These children have had to face the devastating cruelty of domestic violence and are still dealing with the aftermath their story is happening right now and if you would like to know more please visit their tribute to their mum:
https://www.facebook.com/GraziellaFranceFund Or read more about their story here http://m.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/children-blame-system-for-death-of-mother-graziella-dailler-at-encounter-bay/story-fni6uo1m-1226921356529.
Primary Health Care Reflections
CEO Northern Adelaide Medicare Local
Deb is currently the CEO of the Northern Adelaide Medicare Local and previously the Northern Health Network. She has extensive Management experience within both the Community and Health sectors. She is a qualified clinical therapist and has extensive Mental Health qualifications and experience. She is currently completing her MBA.
Child Protection Issues in SA
Rachel Sanderson MP
Rachel Sanderson, State Member for Adelaide, is serving a second term following a successful re-election in 2014. Shortly after the election, she was entrusted with the great honour and responsibility of her appointment as Shadow Minister for Families and Child Protection; Social Housing, Volunteers; Youth; and Higher Education, Science and the Information Economy. Rachel is determined to be a driving force of positive change in opposition to the Labor government and to strongly advocate for all South Australians.