From violent offenders to victims of violence, workplaces to families to social settings - the connection between mental illness and violence has emerged as one of modern society's most difficult and confronting issues.
This conference will explore all aspects of the relationship between mental illness and violence, with emphasis on challenges, controversies, and complexities.
The mental illness-violence nexus will examined across a range of thematic areas, including:
- Mental illness as a risk factor for violence
- Mental illness and violence in an operational policing context
- Violence towards the self: suicide and self-harming behaviours
- Schools, workplaces, and other institutional settings
- Disability and carers
- Housing and homelessness
- Domestic and family violence
- Links between mental illness, drug and alcohol misuse, and violence
- Multi-agency responses to mental illness and violence, and ‘complex populations’
- Promising practice and policy responses
- Legal frameworks
With international and local speakers from a wide range of academic, practitioner, and policy backgrounds, this conference aims to support greater information sharing between sectors, for positive social and justice outcomes.
Challenging the Mental Illness-Violence Nexus is proudly presented by the Griffith University Violence Research and Prevention Program
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Challenging the Mental Illness-Violence Nexus is proudly supported by:
The Australian Government Department of Social Services
The Queensland Government