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Lost Voice Conference
23 November 2018 - 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Our Lost Voices conference will be held in the
We are delighted with our amazing line up of International and National speakers, PLUS a survivor talking about her difficult and painful journey through the Family Courts and a presentation by the students of Global Academy.
The Civic Centre in Uxbridge has excellent travel links from Heathrow
and by train, tube and bus. Good accommodation and restaurants.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Schedule for the day (subject to change)
9:30am Registration – tea/coffee and pastries
10.10am Luke and Ryan Hart
12.15pm Global Academy presentation: Survivors and Perpetrators
Networking and book signings.
Lunch is not provided but the venue is in Uxbridge Town Centre where there of places to grab something to eat
1.45pm Professor Evan Stark
3.15pm A Survivor’s Journey through the Family Courts
3.45pm Joanna Sharpen – Ava – Impact of DVA on children
Professor Evan Stark is an author, sociologist, forensic social worker and award winning researcher with an international reputation. He wrote the award winning book Coercive Control: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life, the book was the original source of the coercive control model used by the Home office when they widened their definition of domestic violence. Professor Stark played a major role in the consultation that led to the drafting of the new offence.
Luke and Ryan Hart On 19 July 2016, Claire and Charlotte Hart were murdered in broad daylight, by the family’s father using a sawn-off shotgun. He then committed suicide. Luke and Ryan Hart, the two surviving sons, now openly share their story to raise awareness of coercive and controlling behaviour. They are White Ribbon Ambassadors and Refuge Champions speaking out against male violence towards women. They have written a book of their experiences, Operation Lighthouse, challenging the myths and stereotypes surrounding domestic abuse and coercive control that they experienced following their tragedy. Bring your copy of Operation Lighthouse (available from Amazon) and Luke and Ryan will sign your copy for you.
Joanna Sharpen is a qualified youth worker with person centred and online
counselling training with a BSc (hons) in Psychology and a MA in Women and Child Abuse. She works for AVA – Against Violence and Abuse (www.avaproject.org.uk) Prior to this she worked for the Institute of Psychiatry as a researcher and then at Eaves Women’s Aid for several years, in a refuge. She wrote the national toolkit on children and domestic violence ‘Improving Safety, Reducing Harm’ for practitioners which was published by the Department of Health in 2009 and the national guidance for the Home Office on preparing for the amendment to the domestic violence definition and assessing risks to teenagers. She has also written numerous policy briefings, guidance and training packages on violence against women and girls and is evaluating prevention work across the UK for Comic Relief and co-ordinating the voluntary sector response to the national campaigns on teenage relationship abuse.
A Survivor will talk about her struggle through the Family Courts and her battle to keep her children safe.
Global Academy Students from Global Academy, will do a presentation on
the impact of women’s experiences of domestic violence/abuse and a
presentation on our Domestic Violence Change Behaviour programme.
Tickets are non refundable.