Ms Batty knows the pain that no parent should have to suffer, after her son was killed by his father in 2014.
This tragic event led Ms Batty to become an outspoken, domestic violence campaigner and a leading voice for victims of family and domestic violence.
“I had hoped it would create the momentum for change,” says Ms Batty.
“The change I’m hoping to see may take another decade or two.”
This lack of imminent change hasn’t stopped Ms Batty’s crusade against domestic violence. In 2016, she was elected as the first Chairperson of the Victim Survivor’s Advisory Council, which was created to give people with lived experience of family violence a voice and ensure they are consulted in the family violence reform program.
“We were brought together and supported by the Victorian government to contribute to policy discussion, reform and change in relation to our system responses to family violence.”
Ms Batty joins over 100 pharmacy industry, business, clinical and motivational speakers who will address delegates during APP’s four-day education program.
For more details about this and other sessions, visit the APP2020 website: appconference.com.