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Free Event: Surviving Separated Fatherhood

A unique gathering of male friendly experts to raise awareness of Tasmanian support for separated dads

Where: Alphacrucis College (Auditorium) 45 Melville St, Hobart TAS 7000

When: Thursday 28th February 2019, arrive 6.30pm for 7pm sharp start

What: A series of expert presentations followed by audience Q&A

Who: This event would suit…

  • Separating / separated dads and their friends/family
  • Professionals working in family breakdown. i.e. social work, psychology, therapy, mediation, financial planning, legal and judiciary
  • Those interested in the issues around male suicide prevention

How: Register here for up to 5 seats

SPEAKER: Pete Nicholls
CEO, Parents Beyond Breakup (Dads in Distress)

Pete is a single dad and two decade veteran of the family court system. By background, he is a ‘big data’ analyst working on trends in behaviour of large groups. Before settling in Australia to work in charity, Pete spent most of his career advising FTSE/Fortune 100 CEO’s on the matter of organisational psychology. His favourite job by far however, was dad – a fact that drives his passion to prevent the Australian epidemic of post separation suicide. Latest indications suggest this drives around 70% of all suicide. In his role as CEO of PBB, Pete has met with and informally advised a former Prime Minister and Chief Justice of the Family Court, he has spoken in the senate and given evidence to parliamentary inquiries into reform of family law. Pete is recognised as a key influencer on LinkedIn and occasionally to be found on TV and radio speaking on the subject of family breakdown and links to suicide.

  • Dads, separation and suicide – an unacknowledged Australian epidemic
  • What do dads need and what help is available?
  • What can you do right now?
  • Pete will join the panel for Q&A at the end of the evening

SPEAKER: Andrew Vink
Australia’s Leading Independent CSA Expert

Andrew is on a mission to ensure all parents understand the current child support system, and that they are able to navigate the system to reduce the mental and emotional strain that they so often experience. Andrew has over 16 years experience in navigating the child support system, 12 of those years working for the child support agency in both customer facing and technical roles, including leading the technical help desk during the 2008 scheme which is now the core of the current child system. Andrew believes the greatest way to help parents is to give out accurate unbiased advice. there is help out there if you know where to go and what to ask!

  • Overview of most common and greatest challenges dads face with child support
  • Common mistakes; and how to avoid them
  • Recent examples & case studies
  • Andrew will join the panel for Q&A at the end of the evening

SPEAKER: Kym Turale
Sergeant, Tasmanian Police

Police officer with 32 years experience. Current role patrol Sergeant at Ulverstone. Member of Tasmania Police negotiator unit. Welfare Officer for Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Services. Have relieved as Officer in Charge of Family Violence Unit in Western District.

  • Civil vs Criminal law
  • Domestic Violence orders
  • Speaker will join the panel for Q&A at the end of the evening
AC College, Hobart Campus, 45 45 Melville St, Hobart TAS 7000