Be prepared. Do the training.
Is your practice prepared if a patient discloses DFSV or abuse? A conversation could save a life. Delivered by a GP and DFSV specialist, the PHN is offering training that will increase the confidence and capacity of general practice and allied health teams to identify and support victims of domestic, family and sexual violence and abuse.
Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence (DFSV) is a serious public health issue, contributing more to the burden of disease for women aged 18 – 44 years more than smoking, alcohol misuse and obesity. Studies show that women are twice as likely to disclose Domestic Family and Sexual Violence if asked by their GP or nurse in general practice. Is your practice prepared if a patient discloses DFSV or abuse?
Training can be customised to meet the needs of individual practices. It covers creating a safe environment for disclosure, recognising the signs of DFSV, responding appropriately, assessing for safety, referral pathways, and documenting DFSV. The training is suitable for both clinical and administrative staff.
Our next Education and Networking Opportunities will be:
Moree 25th May
Maitland 31st May
✓ Build confidence to spot the signs and start the conversation for patients experiencing DFSV
✓ Introduction to patient risk assessment and safety planning
✓ Strengths based reporting and recording to enhance safety and patient rapport
✓ Introduction to the DFSV Primary Care Action Plan to help triage and manage patients experiencing DFSV
✓ Introduction to your DFSV Local Link, Primary Care’s one-stop DFSV patient referral service
If you or your practice can't make any of the networking events, register your interest in training for your practice and keep an eye on the PHN education calendar for further locations, dates and venues.