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The STOP Domestic Violence Conference is the platform to share all your work and research with the sector.

Share the stage with sector leaders at SDV24

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What to present at SDV24

Share your research, clinical work, program work and case studies.

If you’re passionate about the future of our sector, then please apply to present now and share your work.

The conference committee is looking for presenters and co-presenters who are ready to share research findings, data and case studies which could inspire change in service delivery an help create sustainable goals for ending violence against women and children. Here’s some examples:

  • Research to inspire innovations across service delivery modules to help bridge the gap between Mental Health services and DFSV services.
  • Data and research to help understand the intersection of family and domestic violence.
  • Information that addresses technology facilitated abuse (including legislative responses).
  • Case studies on collaborative approaches (especially with schools, communities and services uniting for child welfare)
  • Latest statistics, programs and initiatives which shed light on housing, homelessness and safety
  • Prevention and intervention strategies – what is being done now, and what needs to happen in the future.
  • Culturally responsive solutions to family, domestic and sexual violence against  Indigenous, First Nations people and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) community members.
  • Research, programs and solutions for our under-represented community members, including but not limited to people with disability, LGBTIQA+ community members and people living in Rural and Remote communities.
  • Practical strategies which are creating lasting and positive effects for individuals and families, sector workers and mental health professionals within our sector.
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What we’re covering at SDV

Stronger Together: Bridging Silos and Building Change

Click to expand on each of the themes below


  1. Fostering Reporting, Support and Resources

    • Empowering Voices through Community Initiatives and Shared Experiences
    • Building Safe Reporting Mechanisms: Addressing Fear, Shame, Lack of Awareness and Access for Victims
    • Addressing Funding Deficiencies and Implementing Economic Interventions.
    • Counselling and Support Programs: Bridging Gaps between Mental Health Services and DFSV Services.
    • Workforce Wellbeing: Supporting the Mental Health and Resilience of the Sector Professionals
    • Avoiding Collusion, Promoting Inclusive, Sensitivite and Respectful Language 
  2. Enhancing Legal Pathways: Multidisciplinary and trauma-informed approaches to Law Enforcement, Legal Assistance and socio-legal support

    • Preventing potential systems abuse and institutional collusion
    • Understanding and Addressing Coercive Control: Integrating Trauma-Informed Approaches into Legal Pathways
    • Ensuring Timely Legal Intervention and Access to Justice for Victim and Survivor Rights
    • Enhancing Legal Responses and Prosecution Strategies for Perpetrators: Promoting Accountability and Incorporating Therapeutic Approaches
    • Incorporating Restorative Justice: Strengthening Legal Responses and Healing Trauma
    • Social Entrapment and Misidentification: Responding to Retaliatory, Defensive and Resistive Violence 
  3. Meeting the Needs of Our Diverse Communities

    • First Nations and Indigenous-Led Solutions: Recognising and Elevating Resilience of Indigenous Communities
    • Cultural, Age, and Disability Factors Contributing to Underreporting in Vulnerable Communities
    • Enhancing Service Sensitivity, Accessibility and Understanding for Indigenous, CALD, Refugee, People with Disabilities and LGBTQIA+ Communities 
    • Promoting Intersectional and Inclusive Practices: Tailoring Support, Creating Safe Spaces and Support Networks for All
    • Advancing Australia's Commitments through Global Efforts and International Initiatives
    • Internationalising our Work: Australia’s Commitments to CEDAW & DEVAW
    • Inclusive Definitions: Rethinking Domestic and Family Violence Definitions for Marginalised Cohorts
    • Addressing Forced Marriage in CALD Communities: Understanding the Intersection with Domestic and Family Violence
  4. Prevention and Intervention Strategies

    • Exploring Targeted Early Intervention and Proactive Prevention Strategies to Combat D&FV
    • Strengthening Communities: Initiatives for Preventing D&FV
    • What Lies Ahead: Anticipating the Next Breakthroughs Foreseen by Those Directly Engaged in Ground-Level Work? 
    • Comprehensive Approaches to Perpetrator Intervention and Long-Term Change: Innovating Rehabilitation, Addressing Root Causes and Understanding Perpetrator Motivation
    • Expanding Holistic Healing and Recovery Services: Beyond Mental Health in D&FV Intervention
    • Recognising Resilience: Shaping Prevention and Responses to Domestic, Family & Sexual Violence 
  5. Addressing Vulnerable Populations in Domestic and Family Violence

    • Childhood Trauma: Effective Intervention Strategies for Young Survivors
    • Supporting Children in Crisis: Best Practices for Immediate and Long-Term Care
    • Collaborative Approaches: Schools, Communities and Services Uniting for Child Welfare 
    • Protecting Our Elders: Addressing Elder Abuse within Domestic and Family Violence
    • Partnerships and Integration: multidisciplinary operating models integrating multiple types of support
  6. Breaking the Silence on Sexual Violence within D&FV

    • Revealing the Interconnections: Understanding Sexual Violence within Domestic and Family Violence
    • Research on Intimate Partner Sexual Violence (IPSV) and Child Sexual Abuse (CSA)
    • Empowering Bystanders: A Key Role in Ending the Silence
    • Mitigating Compassion Fatigue and Overgeneralization in Policing and DV Services: Impacts on Victim Recovery
  7. Social and Economic Factors, Housing, Homelessness and Safety

    • Ending Homelessness through Affordable Housing Solutions and Crisis Accommodation Innovations
    • Beyond Shelter: Holistic Approaches to Rebuilding Lives
    • Impact of social and economic factors and DFV
    • Emerging Challenges: Addressing the Implications of Natural Disasters and Elevated D&FV
  8. Addressing Technology-Facilitated Abuse

    • Cybersecurity for Survivors: Mitigating Risks of Online Harassment
    • Legislative Responses: Adapting Laws to Address Technological Abuse
    • Empowering Survivors with Digital Literacy and Safe Technology Skills
    • Delving into the Story: Analysing Media and Pop Culture's Impact on Our Perception and Response to FDV in Society

Presentation Styles

Oral Presentation

Take to the stage and present to the audience in a 15 or 25 minutes speaking session with 5 minutes for questions.

Workshop Presentation

Keep the attention of attendees via engaging, hands-on learning experience in a 60 minute masterclass.

Panel Presentation

Panel presentations bring together views from a group of presenters into a discussion of innovative ideas, current topics, and relevant issues. Each panel session will run for 60 minutes and will consist of at least 3 panel members.

Poster Presentation

Visually showcase your research or services via a printed poster, displayed in the conference exhibition area for the duration of the conference. A dedicated 30 minute poster session is included in the conference program. Posters also displayed virtually to e-delegates.

Important Dates


Presenter Applications Closing Friday 14 June 2024
Notification to Authors Monday 15 July 2024
Presenter Acceptance and Registration Due Monday 29 July 2024
Program Launch Tuesday 6 August 2024
Scholarship Applications Close Friday 11 October 2024
Early Bird Closes Friday 18 October 2024
Last Minute Registrations Friday 15 November 2024
Conference Dates Monday 25 - Wednesday 27 November 2024