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Duluth Model Masterclass

Bethany Community Support, in partnership with Barwon Area Integrated Family Violence Committee and Global Rights for Women present a sector specific two day masterclass this March.

  Duluth Model Masterclass

The Duluth Model is a way of thinking about how a community can work together to end domestic violence.

Bethany, together with Barwon Area Integrated Family Violence Committee and Global Rights for Victoria are hosting a very special two-day masterclass with international guest speakers Melissa Scaia, Lori Flohaug and Kay Arola.

We invite family violence managers, senior workers, practice leaders, Victoria Police, statutory services, government, academics and peak bodies to this event, to help develop a coordinated community response.

          When:     Wednesday 22 March  (9:30am-4:30pm)
                           Thursday 23 March  (9:30am-3:00pm)


           Where:    Level 5, Geelong Library & Heritage Centre,
                           51 Malop Street, Geelong, 3220


           Price:       $300 per ticket 


Our Speakers:

Melissa Scaia

MPA, Director of International Training, Global Rights for Women

In her position at GRW, Melissa brings a wealth of experience as the former executive director of Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs (DAIP), also known as “the Duluth Model.” Prior to working in Duluth she was the executive director of Advocates for Family Peace (AFFP) for 17 years, a local domestic violence advocacy program. She has also led and organized two Coordinated Community Responses (CCR) to address domestic violence in Minnesota, as well as co-facilitating groups for men who batter and women who use violence.

Lori Flohaug

Former Prosecutor, Public Defender, Civil & Family Law Lawyer and Judge for the Leech Band of Ojibwe, Minnesota

Lori has dedicated her twenty-year legal career to helping others in crisis, focusing on women and children.

Lori has worked as a domestic violence advocate, a Guardian Ad Litem, Legal Aid attorney, state prosecutor, tribal defense attorney, state public defender and has recently been appointed to the Leech Lake Tribal Court bench to preside over child protection cases for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwa Indian Reservation.

Kay Arola

Executive Director of Arrowhead Regional Corrections, Minnesota

Kay Kavlie Arola is the Executive Director of Arrowhead Regional Corrections (ARC) which provides corrections services within the five county Arrowhead region of Minnesota, as well as managing an adult and juvenile corrections facility.

Kay has extensive experience in all aspects of corrections. She has provided trainings on many topics including correctional evidence based practices and domestic violence interventions.

For more information about this event, please contact us at events@bethany.org.au.

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What is the Duluth Model?

The Duluth Model is a program developed to reduce domestic violence against women.

The Duluth Model takes a cognitive behavioural approach to counselling and/or educating men arrested for domestic violence. It leads the way for domestic violence awareness and accountability. The model offers a method for communities to coordinate their responses to domestic violence. It is multi-agency approach that brings justice, human service, and community interventions together around the primary goal of protecting victims from ongoing abuse.

Where can I buy tickets?

You can purchase your 2-day conference ticket through the Eventbrite ticketing outlet by clicking on this link

Who is this event for?

This event is suitable for:

  • Family violence managers
  • Senior workers
  • Practice leaders 
  • Victoria Police 
  • Statutory services 
  • Government
  • Academics 
  • Peak bodies 
Can I book a table for my organisation?

You can purchase group tickets for this event.  There is a minimum of 6 persons per table and a maximim of 10. You can book a table by clicking this link

Do you cater for dietary requirements?

The event is catered and dietary requirements can be specified in the registration process. Alternatively, please email events@bethany.org.au with your dietary requirements and we will do our best to accommodate your dietary needs.