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Domestic & Family Violence General Practice Training sessions – How to improve the patient journey

Event Details


16 February 2022 6:00pm – 7:00pm




General Practitioners, Nurses, General Practice Staff

CPD Allocation:

RACGP 4 CPD Activity Pts

Key Presenter/s:

  • Penny Wood - Program Development Officer – Domestic Violence Integration, NBMPHN
  • ​Jodie - DFV Linker for Hawkesbury/Nepean, Relationships Australia
  • Kelli-Lee - Aboriginal DFV Linker for Nepean Blue Mountains, Nepean Community Neighbourhood Services
  • Sheryl - DFV Linker for Blue Mountains/Lithgow, DV West


There is growing evidence for the effectiveness of health service interventions to reduce the extent of harm caused by domestic violence.

Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN), is one of six PHNs in Australia to be funded to implement a pilot program – Recognise, Respond and Refer (RRR). The program is designed to improve how you identify, respond and refer your patients experiencing or at risk of domestic and family violence (DFV).
Please note, this an introduction to DFV providing a basic overview.  If you require a more comprehensive understanding, a comprehensive DFV course(s) is recommended.

From this session you will be able to:

  • Access information about our Recognise, Respond and Refer (RRR) program
  • Recognise the signs of domestic & family violence
  • Identify barriers to disclosing domestic & family violence
  • Respond to those affected by domestic & family violence
  • Meet and learn how a DFV Linker can support you and the patient with advice and information relating to DFV, including appropriate referral pathways available in your region.

We have a range of dates available for you to attend this training via Zoom. Spaces are limited, so please register via the link below, choosing one of the following dates on the Zoom registration form:

  • Wed 16th February 6.00pm – 7.00pm
  • Thursday 3rd March 12.30pm – 1.30pm
  • Monday  14th March 6.00pm – 7.00pm
  • Friday 1st April 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Register here

We look forward to sharing more information about this important and much needed program for the Nepean Blue Mountains region.

For any enquiries please contact Penny Wood on

RACGP activity number: