The Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) Campus in Sydney recently held their annual academic conference and were honoured to have Ms Jenny Aitchison, Member for Maitland, tour the campus and present to an audience of almost 100 staff and educators. The conference was held on Monday 29th October and this year’s theme was “The Future of the Human Services Industry: Implications for teaching and practice”.
Ms Aitchison was invited to speak in her role of Shadow Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. She outlined the New South Wales Premier’s priorities for a 25 per cent reduction by 2019 in the proportion of domestic violence perpetrators reoffending. Ms Aitchison added to this her own approach to reducing the number of domestic violence incidences in New South Wales. She discussed collaborations with other jurisdictions; changing society’s perceptions of victims and survivors of domestic violence; and systemwide improvement and listening to the sector.
During her visit to the campus, Ms Aitchison spent some time with the General Manager, George Garrop; Campus Manager, Celina Baude; Campus Student Experience Manager, James Boggs and Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) students Natalie Grimm, Scott Herbert and Monique Shipp (all pictured) who were also presenting their research findings at the conference.