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VAN Network Webinar - Cultural Supervision


14 April 2021, 12:30pm to 14 April 2021, 01:30pm


VAN Network Webinar - Cultural Supervision 2021-04-14T12:30 2021-04-14T13:30 Australia/Sydney Virtual Join the meeting at\nFor more details, please visit the event page at


The aim of this webinar is to raise awareness of cultural supervision for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal clinicians and practitioners working with Aboriginal clients and families who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing violence, abuse and neglect

The webinar reflects NSW Health’s Integrated Prevention and Reponses to Violence Abuse and Neglect (IPARVAN) Framework’s commitment to:

  • establishing and maintaining physical, emotional and culturally safe service responses for clients and families
  • increasing recruitment and retention of Aboriginal staff to VAN services alongside cultural competence training and supervision

Speaker - Rowena Lawrie

Rowena LawrieRowena Lawrie is the founder and Director of Yamurrah - a collective of First Nations clinicians and practitioners who provide therapeutic care to children, families and First Nations communities who have experience trauma, sexual and family violence.

Yamurrah specialises in clinical and cultural supervision, training, consultancy, research and evaluation. Yamurrah has a strong focus on human rights, First Nations healing frameworks, culturally responsive trauma and violence informed care. Rowena has worked as a social worker for more than 25 years, has a background in law and justice and currently completing a Masters in Neuroscience.

Rowena lives and works in her local community on Darkinyung Country and is a descendant of Wakka Wakka and Wiradjuri nations - her matriarchal tribal line extends to Leichardt River, Gulf of Carpentaria. Rowena is a member of the Aboriginal Communities Matters Advisory Group, Director, Gudjagang Ngara Li-dhi and Director, Burundi Theatre for Performing Arts.


This webinar is for clinicians and practitioners who support Aboriginal people who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing violence, abuse and neglect. It will focus on the practice needs of clinicians and practitioners working in Aboriginal family health, sexual assault, child protection and domestic and family violence services.



How to join

Participants on the NSW Health Network - Live Stream

  • The live stream will only be available for people on the NSW Health network.
  • You can ask questions of the presenters via Go to and enter #VAN.
  • Should you wish to actively participate you should connect to the forum using an alternative option listed below.
  • We encourage participants to book local video conferencing rooms and promote through your facility and networks (internal and external).

View on Livestream

Participants not on the NSW Health Network

  • If you are not on the NSW Health network you cannot use the live stream.
  • You should connect to the forum using the options listed below.
  • You can ask questions of the presenters on PEXIP chat or via Go to and enter #VAN.

Desktop computer or laptop

Equipment needed: webcam and headset (a headset is preferred in a shared office).

  1. Open Chrome Browser and enter this address into the address bar:
  2. Enter your name, the Room ID (4108929) and select the “guest” role.
  3. You can also copy the following the link below and paste into the Chrome Browser or if Chrome is your default browser click on the direct link below:

Room based video conferencing

  • Local Health Districts and internal NSW Health video conferencing endpoints can dial into the meeting by dialing: 4108929
  • If you are dialing in externally to the NSW Health Network enter this address into the address bar to join the meeting:

Need help?

If you experience difficulties connecting to the forum, please call the Video Conferencing Support Team on 1300 679 727 or you can email them on

Event Contact

Louise Dever, Network Manager | Violence, Abuse and Neglect (VAN) Clinical Network

0417 734 345