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Domestic and Family Violence

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Domestic and family violence is a major health and welfare issue in Australia occurring across all socioeconomic and demographic groups, but predominantly affecting women and children. For many of those affected by domestic and family violence, a primary health care professional can often be the first point of contact when seeking support.

As part of our Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Program we are implementing the Recognise, Respond & Refer (RRR) program in our region. The RRR program will support primary healthcare professionals in improving system responsiveness and outcomes for people experiencing domestic and family violence.

The RRR program is designed as a ‘whole of practice’ approach which includes the delivery of DFV training to practices, and the engagement of three DFV Linkers who will act as a point of contact between practices and DFV services. 

In order for us to gain an understanding of what general practices require relating to domestic and family violence, we have developed a brief survey.

NBMPHN would like to thank Brisbane South PHN for allowing us the use of their Recognise, Respond and Refer youtube video.