Held in April 2015. Speakers from Canada, the United States and Australia spoke in relation to understanding and responding practically to Family Violence. Presentations from Associate Professor Leslie Laing, Allan Wade, David Mandell and Rodney Vlais helped practitioners think about how to conceptualise and talk about the cause and impact of family violence, work better with women affected by violence, engage perpetrators of violence and children negatively impacted by family violence so we are more competent in our response to families living with violence.