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|


Two of our most recent webinar videos from the Brisbane South PHN webinar series are now available online.   Working with clients with intellectual, learning or cognitive disabilities Presented by Manager of WwILD, Leona Berrie on the 30th of May, 2019 CLICK HERE TO VIEW       Reproductive health impacts of domestic violence: a [...]

By |2019-07-24T15:22:47+10:00July 15th, 2019|News|


VOICE. TREATY. TRUTH. This month at QCDFVR, we join others around the country in celebrating NAIDOC Week 2019. We accept the NAIDOC invitation to be part of a movement of the Australian people for a better future.We join those who hear the 65,000 year old Indigenous voice of our county. Since its inception, acknowledgement of [...]

By |2019-07-05T14:14:25+10:00July 5th, 2019|News|

Introducing New Staff

Brian Sullivan PhD To Dr Brian Sullivan, domestic violence is not only a gendered pattern of coercive violence: it manifests as criminal justice, public health and human rights issues, threatening the safety, freedom, and dignity of women and children. Brian’s research interests include accountability in the domestic violence sector, effectiveness of collaborative community approaches to [...]

By |2019-06-18T11:06:38+10:00June 17th, 2019|News|

FREE live webinar

Reproductive health impacts of domestic violence: a health care practitioner’s role in supporting women’s reproductive autonomy In this one hour webinar on domestic violence and reproductive coercion, presenter Liz Price will: Provide an overview of the sexual and reproductive health impacts of domestic violence Describe the patterns and prevalence of unplanned pregnancy and abortion in [...]

By |2019-06-04T14:05:48+10:00June 4th, 2019|News|

  Register now to attend this free webinar presented by Leona Berrie, Manager of WwILD. This webinar will summarise: - The intersections between disability and gendered violence - Identifying when disability may be an issue impacting on your work together; - Common communication issues and some suggested strategies to minimise/ mitigate these issues; - Supported [...]

By |2019-05-21T13:11:27+10:00May 21st, 2019|News|

Today marks the first day of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month. In Queensland each May, people from all sectors of the community raise awareness of domestic and family violence and to send a clear message that violence of this sort will not be tolerated. The ‘Not Now, Not Ever’ report recommended that individuals, community [...]

By |2019-05-01T15:24:25+10:00May 1st, 2019|News|

Have you registered to attend this webinar? Places are filling quickly. Coercive Control: Invisible Victims? The presentation by experienced Domestic and Family Violence Practitioner, Mark Walters,  will cover: How framing their violence as an incident is a strategic intention of men who use violence and contrary to what women who experience their violence say. How [...]

By |2019-04-23T11:30:50+10:00April 23rd, 2019|News|