Register now for Family Violence Workshops in February

Family violence is the leading contributor to death, disability and illness for women aged 15-44 and in a health service as large as ours, the impact is significant for patients and employees.

Education workshops are available to all employees, particularly those in patient-facing roles, to increase knowledge and skills and equip you to respond in the most appropriate way for your patients and colleagues.

There are two workshops which can be booked online:

  1. Family violence foundational knowledge

This session provides a comprehensive understanding of family violence, drivers and prevalence.

Health professionals will guided on how to identify and respond to disclosures of family violence, including how to document these disclosures. The workshop features case studies and the personal story of a survivor advocate and specialist speakers.

Early 2020 workshop dates:

  • Monday 17 February
  • Wednesday 4 March

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This workshop is available at no cost for Monash Health staff and will be fully catered.

Please specify any dietary requirements on Monash Health Learning when you register.

  1. Identifying and responding to family violence: a practical session

The aim of this workshop is to support health professionals to enhance safety regardless of whether or not a referral to a social worker or a specialist service is accepted by the patient.

Practice sessions include in-depth information about how to identify and inquire, respond and document cases of family violence. A mixture of teaching methods are used in the workshop (e.g. videos, group activities, case studies) to encourage active participation and interactivity.

Early 2020 workshop dates:

  • Wednesday 26 February
  • Monday 23 March

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This workshop is available at no cost for Monash Health staff and will be fully catered.

Please specify any dietary requirements on Monash Health Learning when you register.

For questions about training contact Jessica Bermudez on 9594 6196 or email us at: familyviolenceeducation@monashhealth.org

For more information on Monash Health’s family violence policies and procedures, resources, support for employees and more practical information, visit the comprehensive family violence intranet pages.

On these pages you will also find information about family violence training for managers and more targeted sessions.