West Midlands Conference

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Date: Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm. Registration at 9.00am.

Venue:  Nishkam Centre, 6 Soho Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B21 9BH

Cost: FREE but places are limited. To book your place CLICK HERE. This educational conference is ideal for multi-faith leaders, members of multi-faith communities, statutory service workers, academics, survivors of Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA), politicians, and professionals who work with victims and perpetrators of DVA. We strongly encourage you to plan to attend the full conference for maximum benefit.

Guests: Birmingham’s Lord Mayor Mike Leddy & Lady Mayoress Pauline Leddy.

Speakers: Representing multi-faith communities, professionals, third sector organisations, academics and politicians, our speakers will give multi-dimensional perspectives on the occurrence of DVA in faith communities.  There will be in depth insight on the needs of adult and child victims in faith communities; and a bold emphasis on how to facilitate radical work with perpetrators of DVA, given that they are the key agents of DVA.

Speakers include, Bob Jones – West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner; Waseem Zaffar MBE – Councillor of Lozells & East Handsworth; Kudakwashe Nyakudya – Founder Director, Kahrmel Wellness; & Reverend David Shearer – Senior Pastor, Coton Green Church, Tamworth, Dr Lisa Oakley – Expert On Spiritual Abuse, Manchester Metropolitan University; & Imam Alyas Karmani – Expert On Sexual Violence & Abuse, Amirah Foundation. Full list of speakers …

Using in depth research and experiences shared by survivors, conference topics will examine some aspects of DVA we have come across in faith communities. These include – The co-existence of DVA & Child Sexual Abuse; Legal perspectives, including the needs of migrant victims; The behavioural patterns of perpetrators; The complete restoration of adult & child victims; and a positive case study. See more on topics …

In line with our vision, this conference is another forerunner to our training programme in Birmingham. It is ideal for faith leaders, members of faith communities, DVA survivors, academics, & professionals from statutory, private & third sector organisations who work with adult & child victims & perpetrators from faith communities.

We welcome you to join us at this significant conference in Birmingham’s super diverse community, which will have an impact on the whole Midlands region. Book your place and invite others to join you. For details on our work with faith communities, please visithttps://kahrmelwellness.com/working-with-faith-communities/. Follow #SafeFaithCommunities on twitter.

A V A I L A B L E  P R E S E N T A T I O N S:

Kudakwashe Nyakudya – The Conference Context

Dr Lisa Oakely –  DVA & Spiritual Abuse

Joanna Sharpen – Children’s Interpretation of DVA & Impact of DVA on Child Development

Amanda McIntyre – DVA & Pregnancy

Imam Alyas Karmani – Sexual Grooming, Sexual Violence & Abuse

Tina McCathy – The Rights Of Victims, & Emergency Civil Injunctions

Mr Farid Arada JP – DVA Trial, Sentencing & Probation

Sylvia Gilbert – Effective Work With Perpetrators & Kahrmel Wellness Perpetrators Programme

Reverend David Shearer – Positive Case Study

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