Dr. Michael Daffern | Treatment of Violent Offenders

Michael Daffern is Professor of Clinical Forensic Psychology with the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, Swinburne University of Technology, and Consultant Principal Psychologist with the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare). He divides his time between teaching, clinical practice and research, the focus of which is the assessment and treatment of violent offenders.  

Dr. Jeffrey Swanson | Mental Health and Firearms Control Strategies

Jeffrey Swanson is Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine, in Durham, North Carolina, USA. He holds a PhD in sociology from Yale University. Dr. Swanson has devoted his career to building evidence for policies and laws to improve outcomes for adults with serious mental illnesses. His recent research has focused on legal tools to prevent firearm-related violence and suicide in the U.S. He received the 2011 Carl Taube Award from the American Public Health Association for outstanding career contributions to mental health services research.

Julie Warren-Sykes | Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons and the Prevent Duty

Julie Warren-Sykes' professional career spans across 25 years both as a Registered Nurse (RMN) and a Social Worker. She is currently employed as an Assistant Director of Nursing and Quality within South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and also is a trustee of the charity Samantha Sykes Foundation Trust which was established in 2014 in memory of her daughter. She will be providing a presentation from a policy and personal perspective, focussing on the origin and development of the Prevent Duty as a safeguarding mechanism, while sharing lessons learned from recent inquiries highlighting failure to address what some would consider extreme misogynistic views. 

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