The aim of this webinar is to provide health workers in Aboriginal Medical Services with the knowledge and skills to respectfully engage, identify, and assist patients experiencing domestic and family violence.
The webinar will be moderated by a GP (Dr Peter Silberberg). A panel of subject matter experts will discuss a range of issues involved when responding to domestic and family violence in Aboriginal families. Participants will be able to submit questions for the panel prior to the event, and also during the webinar. Participants will also have the opportunity to reflect on how they carry out this sensitive work in their AMS and the need for support.
This interactive webinar is targeted at GPs, nurses, allied health workers and Aboriginal health workers at the Bulgarr Ngaru, Bullinah and Jullums Aboriginal Medical Services (AMSs).
This webinar will be facilitated by Dr Jo Adendorff and Dr Peter Silberberg, together with a panel of subject matter experts on hand to answer questions about responding to patients who are experiencing domestic and family violence.
By attending this workshop, participants will have increased their confidence, knowledge and skills to enable them to:
- Identify factors that put families at increased risk of domestic and family violence within Aboriginal communities.
- Administer screening tools that help identify families at increased risk.
- Undertake planning to ensure the safety of families where domestic violence is occurring or is likely to occur.
- Refer appropriately to local services for assessment and support for victims of domestic and family violence.
- Make Mandatory Referrals to Child Support Services when needed.
This activity is eligible for self-reported professional development points.
A certificate of attendance will be provided.
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