Supporting practitioners to do domestic family and sexual violence work webinar

18 Jun 2024
12:30 PM - 01:15 PM


Available to
Practice Nurses
General Practitioners

Continuing Professional Development

This educational activity is approved for 1 EA hour.


Violence and abuse is very common and survivors present frequently to GPs with health conditions that result from their trauma. GPs need to be equipped to respond to survivors in their clinics. GPs who work with survivors may be at increased risk of burnout and vicarious trauma. 

Presented by Dr Jennifer Neil, GP and Educator with The University of Melbourne and Monash University, this webinar will discuss how to appropriately respond to survivors in primary care and how to avoid burnout and vicarious trauma when working with survivors.

This webinar is presented in partnership with the Safer Families Centre.

What work can be done in a clinic setting to address abuse to children and elders?

Children and older people are two of our most vulnerable population groups when it comes to abuse and neglect and yet these two course topics are notably our least accessed. We encourage you to enrol today in our self-paced modules on child and elder abuse for tips and resources on how to be more ready to respond to warning signs of abuse that your patients might be presenting with.

The Identifying and Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect module teaches practical ways to strengthen your skills in identifying and responding to child abuse and neglect and outlines how to respond safely and appropriately to children and their families and determine when reporting is mandated. It illustrates key challenges in responding to child abuse and neglect within the practice environment and guides you on selecting methods and resources for seeking support for yourself.

To enrol or learn more visit:

The Six Steps to Support you to Assess and Respond to Elder Abuse module looks at the nature, severity, and impact of abuse of older people and explains how to recognise the risk factors, types and signs. It describes barriers and enablers for seeking help, and strategies to identify and safely respond to older patients experiencing abuse or violence.

To enrol or learn more visit:

Learning outcomes:

  • To appropriately respond to survivors of domestic, family and sexual violence in primary care
  • To apply trauma and violence informed care practices when caring for survivors
  • To describe role of referral pathways in supporting both survivors and clinicians
  • To explain the pathways of support to avoid burnout and vicarious trauma when working with survivors