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Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum 2020 DETAILS COMING SOON The Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Forum (QIFVP) is an event dedicated to celebrating the work done by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in preventing and responding to family violence. It is an opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander [...]

By |2019-08-13T15:06:40+10:00August 13th, 2019|Upcoming Events|

New Guidelines for Hospitals and Health Services working with people disclosing sexual assault

The Queensland Government has recently released two documents to assist Hospital and Health Services take a consistent and informed approach to managing the clinical and support needs of people who have experienced sexual assault. The Health Service Directive- Caring for People Disclsoing Sexual Assault This document encourages Hospital and Health Services to [...]

By |2019-08-13T14:41:30+10:00August 13th, 2019|News|

Director Chairs Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence ANZ Forum

QCDFVR Director Dr Heather Lovatt had the pleasure of chairing Day Two of the Domestic, Family & Sexual Violence ANZ Forum today. As one of the leading annual forums in Australia, it brings together key stakeholders from across New Zealand and Australia to share practical strategies and programs to create pathways to overcome domestic, [...]

By |2019-07-31T15:47:05+10:00July 31st, 2019|News|

New resources available

QCDFVR has recently designed five new resources to be used as tools in assisting people affected by domestic and family violence and sexual assault. Click on images below to view individual fact sheet or click the button below to view our entire range of online fact sheets. Online fact sheets Key [...]

By |2019-07-23T11:04:23+10:00July 23rd, 2019|News|

Reproductive health impacts of domestic violence: a health care practitioner’s role in supporting women’s reproductive autonomy

Liz Price This one hour presentation on domestic violence and reproductive coercion provides an overview of the sexual assault and reproductive health impacts of domestic violence, specifically looking at: The patterns and prevalence of unplanned pregnancy and abortion in those effected by domestic violence Reproductive coercion as a perpetrator practice, and its role in [...]

By |2019-07-17T12:24:21+10:00July 17th, 2019|Webinars|

Working with clients with intellectual, learning or cognitive disabilities

Leona Berrie This webinar summarises the intersections between disability and gendered violence. It highlights: Identification when disability may be an issue impacting on your work together; Common communication issues and some suggested strategies to minimise/ mitigate these issues; Supported decision making; Considerations for improving accessibility for your organisation and your practice (hint: it’s not just about ramps and lifts). [...]

By |2019-07-24T15:19:51+10:00July 17th, 2019|Webinars|

Coercive Control, Invisible Victims?

Mark Walters In this one hour webinar, experienced domestic violence practitioner and QCDFVR Educator, Mark Walters, will discuss the concept of coercive control, a powerful and oppressive form of domestic violence for many in our communities. Mark’s presentation will cover: How framing their violence as an incident is a strategic intention of men who [...]

By |2019-07-17T12:08:22+10:00July 17th, 2019|Webinars|

Intimate Partner Violence: Supporting Women from Different Cultures

Jatinder Kaur In this one hour webinar, Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Jatinder Kaur, will discuss aspects of intimate partner violence impacting women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including: Vulnerabilities and risk factors faced by migrant and refugee women Holistic bio-psycho-social assessments of migrant and refugee victims of intimate partner violence Cultural, linguistic [...]

By |2019-07-17T12:04:19+10:00July 17th, 2019|Webinars|

Domestic Violence Strangulation

Betty Taylor In this one hour webinar, expert domestic violence practitioner and CEO of the Red Rose Foundation, Betty Taylor, discusses aspects of responding to non-lethal strangulation in domestic violence contexts such as: • Defining domestic violence strangulation • Occurrence within an intimate relationship • Health impacts • Crisis and post-crisis health imperatives • [...]

By |2019-07-17T11:58:37+10:00July 17th, 2019|Webinars|

Sexual Assault – Myths and Misconceptions

Mark Wynn Mark is an experienced SWAT Team Lieutenant [Domestic Violence Division] who has lectured at universities and police academies throughout the world.  He draws upon his extensive experience in law enforcement and his knowledge of family violence; stalking; domestic violence and sexual violence.   He has also worked a consultant and an advisor to government [...]

By |2019-07-17T11:54:28+10:00July 17th, 2019|Webinars|