Parenting in the context of domestic violence - Seminar - Auckland - 4 June 2013

When: Tuesday 4 June 2013, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Where: Lecture Theatre 732-201, Tāmaki Innovation Campus, The University of Auckland, Gate 1, 261 Morrin Rd, Glenn Innes, Auckland (directions below)

Hosted by the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse


Follow the link for seminar presentations. This free seminar featured international speakers Professor Jeffrey Edleson and Ms Sudha Shetty.

Jeffrey L. Edleson, PhD is one of the world's leading authorities on children exposed to domestic violence. He is Dean and Professor in the University of California, Berkeley School of Social Welfare. He is Professor Emeritus in the University of Minnesota’s School of Social Work and founding director of the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse. He has published more than 120 articles and 12 books on domestic violence, group work, and programme evaluation. Dr. Edleson served on the US National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

Dr Edleson will speak on the issue of parenting and domestic violence. He will draw on his work for the Judicial Council of California, evaluating a supervised visitation center and his book entitled Parenting by Men Who Batter: New Directions in Assessment and Intervention (co-edited with Oliver J. Williams, Oxford University Press, 2007). He will review some of the research on parents involved in domestic violence and raise a variety of issues regarding safe visitation, exchange and how domestic violence services can be structured to help parents in these situations. This will include:

  • Why is parenting an important issue?
  • Parenting by mothers who experience domestic violence and intervention with them
  • Parenting by men who perpetrate domestic violence
  • What are the questions we need to answer?

SuSudha Shetty is a lawyer by training. She has spoken and written extensively on domestic violence issues facing immigrant women and women of colour. She developed a variety of legal access projects focused on battered women in her role as Director of the Seattle University Law School's Access to Justice Institute. She was also a founding member and chair of Chaya, a grass-roots South Asian domestic violence prevention program in Seattle. She is currently Assistant Dean for International Partnerships and Alliances at the Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley.

Ms Shetty will speak on domestic violence issues facing immigrant women and women of colour, and child custody issues.

RSVP by Friday 24 May to Nicola Paton, Manager, New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse, ph: (09) 923-5873

Directions to Tāmaki campus:

The Tāmaki Innovation Campus is 20 minutes from The University of Auckland's City Campus. Access is easy with a choice of driving, train or bus. Plenty of free parking available. For a map and information on driving and public transport options, click here.