Domestic and Family Violence Project

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The impacts of COVID-19 and self-isolation on stress, job losses, financial strain and health concerns have increased the cases of domestic and family violence (DFV).

Primary care providers, including General practitioners (GPs), practice managers, practice nurses and administration staff, all play an important role in often being the first point of contact for people who are experiencing DFV.

As a result of the burden of harm caused by DFV, and in recognition of the important role primary care can play in identifying and responding to DFV, Brisbane North PHN received a grant provided by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General. This funding specifically recognises the pandemic has resulted in a rise in demand and increase in complexity around sexual, domestic and family violence and support services.

What is the project?

This Domestic and Family Violence project aims to build capacity of frontline primary care teams to better recognise, respond and refer patients at risk or experiencing DFV to appropriate local specialist support and services.

This training is a RACGP CPD activity pending approval. This project is delivered free-of-charge in general practices by a Domestic and Family violence specialist organisation.

1. Education and training

  • Customisable training that is fit for purpose for your practice staff including:
    • recognising the signs of DFV
    • how to respond safely and effectively
    • support services and referral pathways

2. Domestic and Family Violence QI Toolkit

  • easy, measurable and sustainable improvements to support practice staff to respond to DFV
  • training program content design to support completion of the QI toolkit

Timelines

Activity

Expression of interest submitted to the PHN

Training delivery

  • 3 training sessions per practice *the duration and type of training delivery (in-person or online) will be delivered according to your practices needs.
  • required pre and post surveys
  • complete the QI toolkit / training workbook


*The Domestic and Family Violence project was funded by the Queensland Government under the Department of Justice and Attorney General.

The impacts of COVID-19 and self-isolation on stress, job losses, financial strain and health concerns have increased the cases of domestic and family violence (DFV).

Primary care providers, including General practitioners (GPs), practice managers, practice nurses and administration staff, all play an important role in often being the first point of contact for people who are experiencing DFV.

As a result of the burden of harm caused by DFV, and in recognition of the important role primary care can play in identifying and responding to DFV, Brisbane North PHN received a grant provided by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General. This funding specifically recognises the pandemic has resulted in a rise in demand and increase in complexity around sexual, domestic and family violence and support services.

What is the project?

This Domestic and Family Violence project aims to build capacity of frontline primary care teams to better recognise, respond and refer patients at risk or experiencing DFV to appropriate local specialist support and services.

This training is a RACGP CPD activity pending approval. This project is delivered free-of-charge in general practices by a Domestic and Family violence specialist organisation.

1. Education and training

  • Customisable training that is fit for purpose for your practice staff including:
    • recognising the signs of DFV
    • how to respond safely and effectively
    • support services and referral pathways

2. Domestic and Family Violence QI Toolkit

  • easy, measurable and sustainable improvements to support practice staff to respond to DFV
  • training program content design to support completion of the QI toolkit

Timelines

Activity

Expression of interest submitted to the PHN

Training delivery

  • 3 training sessions per practice *the duration and type of training delivery (in-person or online) will be delivered according to your practices needs.
  • required pre and post surveys
  • complete the QI toolkit / training workbook


*The Domestic and Family Violence project was funded by the Queensland Government under the Department of Justice and Attorney General.

  • New registrations for the Domestic and Family Violence project have now closed.

    Please feel free to express your interest for future training by completing this enquiry form.

    Thank you. 

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  • Please complete this pre-survey before receiving the Domestic and Family Violence training.

    This survey allows us to assess your current knowledge and confidence in responding to domestic and family violence in a primary care setting. 

    All staff members receiving the training are required to complete the pre and post survey. 

    Your individual responses will remain anonymous and will help in the evaluation of the training. A general summary will be submitted to an accrediting body, such as RACGP. 

    If you are a GP, we required your full name and RACGP number so we can allocate CPD activity points. However, your individual responses will not be connected to these details in the evaluation or shared with your practice.  

    This survey will take 3 minutes to complete. 

    If you have any questions about this survey, please email amy.anderson@brisbanenorthphn.org.au.

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  • Please complete this post-survey after receiving the Domestic and Family Violence training.

    This survey allows us to assess your current knowledge and confidence in responding to domestic and family violence in a primary care setting. 

    All staff members receiving the training are required to complete the post survey. 

    Your individual responses will remain anonymous, and will help in the evaluation of the training and a general summary will be submitted to an accrediting body, such as RACGP. 

    If you are a GP, the PHN requires your full name and RACGP number so we can allocated CPD activity points. However, your individual responses will not be connected to these details in the evaluation or shared with your practice.  

    This survey will take 5 minutes to complete. 

    If you have any questions about this survey, please email amy.anderson@brisbanenorthphn.org.au

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