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6th - 7th September

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Lithgow Trauma Informed Recovery Conference is an unmissable opportunity to be equipped and empowered with best practice trauma and disaster recovery strategies specific to regional and rural communities.

 

The conference will host delegates from community welfare, health and education over two days of engaging presentations, speakers and topics.

 

This activity is supported by Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN), as part of the Australian Government’s response to the 2019/20 bushfires. Wentworth Healthcare is the provider of NBMPHN.

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Intersection of disaster recovery, domestic and family violence and child protection: a regional & rural focus

Overview

The last two years has presented unprecedented challenges to regional and rural communities with multiple floods, a major bushfire, plagues, and an ongoing pandemic. Lithgow Trauma Informed Recovery Conference is the only event of its type specifically addressing the cumulative and complex trauma due to the intersection of natural disasters and domestic and family abuse within rural and regional communities.

The aim of the conference is to provide delegates from community welfare, health and education with the resources and training they need to better understand and respond to the increased complexities encountered in their community. 

The conference will also provide a vital opportunity to come together to rejuvenate, restore and resource each other on the journey to recovery.

Lithgow Trauma Informed Recovery Conference is operating as a hybrid event, offering both in person and online attendance.

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Conference

What: Lithgow Trauma Informed Recovery Conference

When: 6 – 7 September 2022

Where: Mahldran Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub

Cost: $110.00 for the two-day conference (subsidised by Wentworth Healthcare)

Join us for a 2-day trauma informed conference focused on improving service specific and cross sectorial responses in regional communities.

The conference aims to empower and equip rural and regional workers with current best practice trauma & disaster recovery strategies, as well as to explore trauma informed, dignity driven frameworks, which identify common themes and values across sectors and agencies in order to enhance collaboration, coordination and support.

This activity is supported by Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN), as part of the Australian Government’s response to the 2019/20 bushfires. Wentworth Healthcare is the provider of NBMPHN.

 

Conference tickets for this 2-day event are available at a subsidised price of $110.00 and include the followings:

  • Welcome Reception on Monday, 5th September 2022 at 5.30pm

  • Full Day Conference with all day catering on Tuesday, 6th September 2022

  • Networking Dinner on Tuesday, 6th September 2022 between

  • Full Day Conference with all day catering on Wednesday, 7th September 2022

 

We’ve had such an overwhelming response to the upcoming Lithgow Trauma Informed Recovery Conference that the in-person event has completely sold out.

Register now for the virtual event or select to go onto our waitlist:

EDUCATORS FORUM & DINNER

 

When: 5.30pm - 9pm Wednesday, 7 September 2022

Where: Black Gold Motel, 121 Main Street Wallerawang

Cost: Free

 

Are you an educator looking for ways to better support the complex array of behaviours of children in your care? The Educators Forum and Dinner will provide an opportunity to come together to rejuvenate, restore and be resourced with practical strategies to support your journey to recovery.

 

Registration is free!

GP BREAKFAST

 

What: GPs BREAKFAST

When: 8.30am – Thursday, 8 September 2022

Where: Mahldran Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub

Cost: Free

Key Speaker: Dr Miriam Brooks

 

Miriam Brooks is a General Practitioner from the Blue Mountains. Miriam trained as a GP in rural NSW, then worked for seven years in Aboriginal Health in Western Sydney and Canberra, and now works in a refugee health clinic and at a Women’s Health Centre in the Blue Mountains. Miriam's interests are in adolescent and women's health, mindfulness therapies and trauma-sensitive care. Miriam is a Senior Lecturer in the Department.

8.30am – 8.45am             Registrations and breakfast available

8.45am – 9.30am             Dr Miriam Brooks – Trauma Informed Care for GPs

9.30am – 9.45am             Recognise, Respond and Refer Program (NBMPHN)

9.45am – 10.30am           Local service presentations

10.30am – 11.00am          Meet & Greet with local services / Networking

Please note, separate registration required to attend this event!

Program

5TH SEPTEMBER

 

5.30 - 7PM Welcome Reception - The Tin Shed Lithgow https://thetinshedlithgow.com/

DAY 1 - 6TH SEPTEMBER

Time
Session
Where
More Info
08:30
Registrations and Arrival Coffee/Tea
Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub
09:00
Welcome To Country
Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub
https://mingaan.com
09:30
Conference Opening - Chandu Bickford
Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub
09:45
Keynote Presentation (virtual) Emeritus Prof Judy Atkinson, We Al-li
Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub
10:30
MORNING TEA
Union Theatre
11:00
Jess Hill, Award winning Journalist and Author Challenging our assumptions and practices relating to gendered violence, including our understanding of domestic & family violence, and the tactics of coercion and control.
Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub
https://www.jesshill.net/
12:00
Prof Cathy Humphreys, University of Melbourne. Trauma and violence informed practices: challenges and opportunities in a crisis response where children are involved
Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub
12:45
Framework Session – Ian Hanslow. Drawing together key themes, strengthening partnerships and development of a locally vision of shared values and trauma informed practice.
Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub
https://findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au/profile/153245-cathy-humphreys
13:00
LUNCH
Union Theatre
14:00
Kate Alexander, Executive Director, Office of the Senior Practitioner at Department of Family and Community Services (NSW)
Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub
14:45
Dr Karen Williams, Doctors Against Violence Towards Women
Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub
https://southcoastprivate.com.au/uploads/southcoastprivate.com.au/Dr-Karen-Williams.pdf
15:30
AFTERNOON TEA BREAK
Union Theater
16:00
Petrea King, Quest for Life Foundation The Wellness Mindset - Keys to Resilience and Flourishing
Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub
https://questforlife.org.au/about/petrea-king/
17:00
Wrap up of Day 1
Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub
18:00
BUS TRANSFER TO NETWORKING DINNER
PICK UP: Zig Zag Motel
18:10
BUS TRANSFER TO NETWORKING DINNER
PICK UP: Union Theatre
18:30
BUS TRANSFER TO NETWORKING DINNER
PICK UP: Union Theatre
18.30
Networking Dinner
Secret Creek Cafe
https://veganweddingsandevents.com/

7TH SEPTEMBER

Time
Session
Where
More Info
06:30:00.000
Sunrise yoga – limited spaces available Book at the Registration Desk
Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub
08:30:00.000
ARRIVAL COFFEE /TEA
Union Theatre
09:30:00.000
Conference Welcome - Day 2
Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub
09:45:00.000
Danielle Allen Beyond the Headline – Exploring collaborative responses to non-fatal strangulation and head injury experienced by domestic violence victims, USA and Canada To be confirmed
Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub
http://www.lcpinc.org/speakers
10:15:00.000
Joel Palmer, Housing Plus Men’s Behaviour Change and avoiding collusion with domestic violence perpetrators within the context of disaster
Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub
http://www.lcpinc.org/speakers
10:45:00.000
MORNING TEA BREAK
Union Theatre
11:15:00.000
David Younger, Clinical & Consultant Psychologist Hope & Replenishment: How to Survive, Thrive & Lead During an Era of Rapid Change and Uncertainty.
Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub
http://www.lcpinc.org/speakers
12:00:00.000
Framework session – Ian Hanslow Drawing together key themes, strengthening partnerships and development of a locally vision of shared values and trauma informed practice.
Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub
http://www.lcpinc.org/speakers
12:15:00.000
LUNCH BREAK
Union Theatre
13:15:00.000
Allison Davies Using music to support the brain and the nervous system
Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub
http://www.lcpinc.org/speakers
14:00:00.000
Maggie Dent Navigating Life’s Challenges
Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub
http://www.lcpinc.org/speakers
14:45:00.000
AFTERNOON TEA BREAK
Union Theatre
15:15:00.000
Antonia Ravesi and Bronwyn Newcombe Solastalgia
Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub
http://www.lcpinc.org/speakers
16:15:00.000
Framework wrap up – Ian Hanslow Drawing together key themes, strengthening partnerships and development of a locally vision of shared values and trauma informed practice.
Maldhan Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub
http://www.lcpinc.org/speakers
16:30:00.000
Closing remarks
17:30:00.000
Educators’ Forum and Dinner
Black Gold Motel
https://blackgoldmotel.com.au/
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Hybrid Conference

Lithgow Trauma Informed Recovery Conference is a hybrid conference that combines a physical event with an online component that’s streamed in real time.

Both of our in-person delegates at the conference in Lithgow, as well as our on-line delegates, will be connected virtually in real time via OnAir, a dedicated virtual conferencing platform built by Australian company EventsAir.

 

OnAIR provides a rich interactive experience that is easy to use, comfortable and engaging for both presenters and attendees alike. Watch a video explaining how OnAIR works. http://eventsair.com/onair

You can watch the presentations and workshops in real time and interact by asking questions and leaving comments on the OnAIR portal. You can also view the Virtual Exhibition and network with others in the Meeting Hub.

8TH SEPTEMBER

 

830am GPs and Allied Health Practitioners Breakfast - Mahldran Ngurr Ngurra Lithgow Transformation Hub

KEY SPEAKER

 

Miriam Brooks is a General Practitioner from the Blue Mountains. Miriam trained as a GP in rural NSW, then worked for seven years in Aboriginal Health in Western Sydney and Canberra, and now works in a refugee health clinic and at a Women’s Health Centre in the Blue Mountains. Miriam's interests are in adolescent and women's health, mindfulness therapies and trauma-sensitive care. Miriam is a Senior Lecturer in the Department.

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Destination

The Lithgow area is west of the Blue Mountains, a 2.5hr drive from Sydney along the Great Western Highway or via the Bells Line of Road.

Nestled in between the Blue Mountains in the east, Oberon to the south, Bathurst to the west and Mudgee to the north, Lithgow is a bustling hub offering history, art, culture and exquisite natural beauty.

Lithgow has a growing gourmet food scene, an arts precinct with incredible silo murals, picturesque Lake Lyall, and jaw dropping landscapes within the nearby Wollemi National Park and Gardens of Stone region.

 

Find out more.

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Accommodation

We are delighted to offer subsidised accommodation for one night (Tuesday, 6th September) at one of our hotel partners:
 

Zig Zag Motel
 

Located in Lithgow, Zig Zag Motel is only a few minutes drive from the conference location. Make yourself at home in one of the 4-star guestrooms, enjoy the local cuisine at Switchback Restaurant and keep connected with complimentary internet.
 

Lithgow Workies Motel
 

Motel accommodation in the heart of Lithgow offering 4-star guestrooms with exquisite interiors, a range of room styles that sleep up to 5 guests and modern features.

All accommodation guests can enjoy air-conditioned rooms with Wi-Fi and Foxtel free of charge.

 

Black Gold Motel
 

Offering either self-contained motel, cabin and villa accommodation with free Wi-Fi, the 4-star Black Gold Motel is 15 minutes from Lithgow in Wallerawang.

You will be required to register for the conference first to access subsidised accommodation. Please click register to see discounted rate.

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