Pivoting to the perpetrator: How to engage with patients who use domestic and family violence

31 May 2023
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Available to
Practice Nurses
Allied Health Providers
General Practitioners
Health and Social Service providers

Continuing Professional Development

2 RACGP CPD hours - 1 hour Educational Activites, 1 hour Reviewing Performance


This workshop is for GPs and other primary care providers to enhance skills in safely engaging with people who use violence. A panel of experts will discuss how to sensitively ask and respond to disclosures and encourage your patients to seek help appropriately.

Aim: To enhance skills and confidence to identify when violence is occurring and safely engage with people who use violence and encourage appropriate help-seeking. 

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify patient presentations, narratives and behaviours that may be indicative of  use of domestic violence
  • Analyse  evidence-based risk factors in relation to perpetrator behaviour
  • Show  how to safely and sensitively ask patients about use of domestic violence and  assess their level of risk
  • Implement responding to  the stages of help-seeking for people who use domestic violence, for example,  pre-contemplation to contemplation.