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Focus Group: Development of Disability Component in DV-Alert

 

Lifeline Australia’s DV-Alert is a nationally recognised training program funded by the Department of Social Services as a key initiative under the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and Their Children. Since 2011, the 2-day DV-Alert training course has been offered, free of charge, to the health, allied health and community frontline workers. The training enables frontline workers to confidently:

  • RECOGNISE signs of domestic and family violence
  • RESPOND with appropriate care
  • REFER people experiencing or at risk of domestic and family violence to appropriate support services

Lifeline Australia’s DV-Alert is a nationally recognised training program funded by the Department of Social Services as a key initiative under the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and Their Children.

Since 2011, the 2-day DV-Alert training course has been offered, free of charge, to the health, allied health and community frontline workers.  The training enables frontline workers to confidently:

•   RECOGNISE signs of domestic and family violence

•   RESPOND with appropriate care

•   REFER people experiencing or at risk of domestic and family violence to appropriate support services

Since 2012, DV-alert has expanded to include the context of domestic and family violence experienced by Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander women, followed in 2014 with domestic and family violence experienced by women of Non-English-Speaking Background.

The DV-Alert Training is now being further expanded to include the diverse nature of the violence and sexual assault experienced by women with disabilities.

As a preliminary step, Lifeline Australia seeks to consult with key organisations, whose staff could be likely to receive a first disclosure from a woman with disability about the violence that she has experienced.

In the Focus Groups, information that staff have already used or might need will be explored, and the referral pathways that work in order for a disclosure to be acted on effectively.

Because of the nature of the material to be discussed, debriefing support will be on hand at all Focus Group consultations.

Thursday June 8, Novotel Brisbane Airport

Organisations:  9:30am – 12:00pm

Women with disability: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

RSVP by Monday 29 May to sudata@optusnet.com.au at Didactic Enterprises

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