In 2018, the Centre delivered domestic and family violence training to over 500 staff from over 60 General Practices, health clinics and Aboriginal Medical Services in the Brisbane South region. The training was developed through a partnership with Brisbane South PHN as part of their Recognise, Respond, Refer initiative.
During the training, General Practice staff built their knowledge on a range of topics associated with intimate partner violence, including red flags, reproductive coercion and strangulation. Stream 1 of the training has been highly regarded, with Practices already implementing changes into their clinics, processes and practices.
In response to calls for more information, follow-up sessions will be available to give staff the opportunity to ask further questions, reflect on their practice changes and work through a clinical case study.
For more information about this initiative, please contact the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research on 07 4940 3320.