Primary care plays a critical role in responding to and caring for patients who experience domestic and family violence (DFV), as people are more likely to discuss past or current domestic violence issues with primary care providers – more so than the police.
University of Melbourne’s Safer Families Centre is leading the national Pathways to Safety – The Readiness Program, a DFV training program for primary care providers which aims to strengthen the capacity to effectively recognise, respond, refer and record DFV using a trauma and violence-informed approach.
The Pathways to Safety program is designed to enhance a whole of practice response with skilled GP and DFV facilitators delivering the training to clinical and non-clinical staff over two 1.5-hour online sessions. Training is delivered as an RACGP CPD-accredited activity (40 CPD points for GPs).
Funded by the Australian Government, the training is free for general practices and other primary care services, however, limited places are available. Please submit an Expression of Interest via the Safer Families website.
For further details and to register your interest, click here.
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