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A Tasmanian Initiative in Understanding

Working with Men is a monthly networking event for professionals that work with men who use violence.  


The Onesimus Foundation provides a meeting space for research to be shared and discussions to be held among practitioners, students, and volunteers. 

Presentations inform us of the latest research and interventions and allow creative conversations about where we are going and what we need to know.


Previous Events

Guest Speakers


Dr Ron Frey and Dr Romy Winter, of the LifeLine DV Alert Workshops explain the irradiation model of family violence & challenge us to consider the concept of choice. The presentation includes information on the impacts of family violence on child attachment

Engender Equality

Alina Thomas, the CEO Engender Equality shares research and practice experience that tells us that the predominant aggressor in a relationship might identify as experiencing victimhood
and therefore access
victim-survivor services.
Engender Equality has developed guidelines to assist family violence practitioners to determine whether Engender Equality services are appropriate for victim-perpetrators who identify as men.
Alina talks us through the guidelines

DIY Dads

Dave Taylor speaks about the
journey of DIY Dads changing
from a program-focused initiative
to a trauma-informed approach
that focuses on individual
strengths and needs. 
The program aims to lift men from the "churn" between housing and homelessness which allows them to focus on the health, wellbeing and relationships with their children.

No to Violence
28 Jan 2022, 7:30 am
Sanctuary Cafe
Working with Men Breakfast