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Domestic and Family Violence - Care and Connect
is a self-directed, online training course which includes a suite of eight modules which provide participants with increased knowledge and understanding of the prevalence of domestic and family violence. You will be required to log in to Your Practice Portal to access the course.
1800RESPECT is a counselling, information and referral service for anyone experiencing violence and abuse. 1800RESPECT also provides resources and information to professionals who support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic and family violence.  
Domestic Family Violence HealthPathway supports GPs in managing suspected DFV patients. This pathway includes links to referral pages, including the Assault and Abuse Community Support Pathway which lists the Recognise, Respond and Refer program
RACGP White Book offers health practitioners evidence-based guidance on appropriate identification and response in clinical practice to patients experiencing abuse and violence.
It's Time to Talk is a joint partnership project of the City of Canterbury-Bankstown Council and the Canterbury Bankstown Domestic Violence Liaison Committee where the aim is to encourage people to talk about and increase awareness of how people can enjoy a safe and respectful relationship. There are also targeted resources for GPs and other workers who want to better understand how to encourage healthy relationships and identify and support individuals if there are concerns regarding domestic violence.
Domestic Violence Safety Assessment Tool Guide one of a suite of five reference documents developed as part of the NSW Government Domestic and Family Violence Framework for Reform. Service providers are encouraged to read the guide in conjunction with the other documents. 
Women's Legal Service NSW Domestic Violence GP Toolkit has been developed to assist you in identifying and responding to your patients and their children who have been victims (also known as survivors) affected by domestic violence (also known as ‘family violence’ or ‘intimate partner violence’.)
Domestic Violence Service Management has a range of resources for practitioners on domestic and family violence available on their website, as well as resources for people with lived experience
General Practice - A Safe Place Guide (RACGP) a guide for the prevention and management of patient-initiated violence.


A two part panel series on Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence and Law has been developed in collaboration with Central & Eastern Sydney PHN and Hunter New England & Central Coast PHN. 

The first webinar 'Too Much Too Little' covers the recording Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence (DFSV) disclosures in primary care. This webinar discusses how to effectively record DFSV to keep patients and primary care safe. It also covers information on understanding the legal obligations and ethical considerations surrounding recording DFSV disclosures.

The second webinar 'Should I? Shouldn't I?' covers when to report and share information about children and adults at risk. This webinar acknowledges that it can be challenging knowing what to do when you come across patients at risk of harm from DFSV. The panel will explore the legal obligations in reporting and the sharing of information.