Domestic and family violence is a critical issue in Australia.
Primary care workers are uniquely placed to identify and respond to people who are using domestic and family violence, and to provide early intervention and referrals that can stop violence from continuing or escalating.
Dr Libby Dai, from the University of Melbourne, has worked with the Safer Families Centre team to develop a 1-hour self-directed online training module to support GPs to identify and respond to patients who have used domestic and family violence.
This module, called “Identifying people who have used domestic and family violence”, is now online and free to access. It is RACGP-accredited for 2 CPD points.
We are inviting GPs and GP registrars who are interested in gaining the skills to work with patients to end their use of violence to take up this training module.
Upon registration, you will be invited to take part in the evaluation surveys. The surveys only take 7 to 10 minutes each.
Completing the surveys provides us with important information about whether this training is helping GPs and GP registrars to feel more confident and ready to identify and respond to patients in their practice who have used domestic and family violence.
Further information about this study is available on the Safer Families Centre website.
You can also contact Dr Libby Dai, the lead researcher, if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0420 757 465.
North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network is working with the Safer Families Centre and local general practices as part of the Family Violence Quality Improvement Project 2021-22.
Disclaimer: This article was provided by Safer Families Centre. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.