Te Pūtake, Aotearoa National Family Violence Conference 2024 - Te Whanganui-a-Tara | Wellington

Dates

29-30 May 2024

Location

Tākina Conference Centre, Te Whanganui-a-Tara | Wellington

Organised by

Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Patunga | National Network of Family Violence Services

Cost

From $115 for both days and $92 for one day.

Te Pūtake will provide opportunities to expand and consolidate networks, share efforts to research and address issues occurring within the family violence prevention and response systems and to identify emerging trends, facilitating best practice and skills/knowledge development.

***Tickets have sold out. You can join the waitlist through the "register for this event" link*** 

About the Conference Host

For more than 25 years Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Patunga | National Network of Family Violence Services has been at the forefront of efforts to stop family violence in Aotearoa New Zealand. Their specialist family violence organisations work with victim/survivors, people who perpetrate violence and with tamariki / children, whānau and families, communities, iwi and hapu to provide powerful prevention campaigns and accessible and safe intervention, healing and recovery services when violence occurs.

About the Conference

The bi-annual National Family Violence Conference brings together front-line family violence specialists, advocates, researchers and academics, policymakers as well as public servants across ten government ministries, ranging from justice, corrections and policing, health and education, and social well-being and development.

The Conference provides opportunities to expand and consolidate networks, share efforts to research and address issues occurring within the family violence prevention and response systems and to identify emerging trends, facilitating best practice and skills/knowledge development.

The last conference sold out and attracted more than 300 delegates across both Aotearoa and Australia. This year Te Kupenga have booked a significantly larger venue to accommodate the expected 400-500 delegates at the Tākina Convention and Exhibition Centre in downtown Te Whanganui a Tara | Wellington. 

Conference Themes

The 2024 Conference title is Te Pūtake – a te reo Māori kupu (word), meaning to originate, cause, reason, origin, source.  It reflects the broader themes of the Conference in terms of a focus on evidence-based prevention and intervention activities which consider the causes of family violence in Aotearoa, as well as Te Kupenga’s Call to Action to focus resources and attention on the source of violence (that is, those who perpetrate it) to increase safety and prevent ongoing harm.

The Conference whakatauki is Taku ahi tūtata, taku mata Kikoha, literally translated as “When my fire is close the point of my weapon is sharp”.  It captures the idea that when people are passionate about and truly invested in the work of stopping family violence, their focus and the tools and practices they use are at their best and most effective. 

For queries, email the organisers at conference@nnsvs.org.nz.

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