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Appendix 8

AMA resources on family violence

Supporting patients experiencing family violence:

This is a resource for medical practitioners describing how to identify and respond to patients who have experienced or are experiencing family violence. It covers information on specialist support services, including health, mental health, drug and alcohol, legal, family support and child protection services. 

When she talks to you about the violence

This is a video developed by AMA-NSW. It covers strategies for detecting domestic violence and helping women to disclose, discussing a safety plan, legal support and information, referral to appropriate resources and services and ongoing care. It also provides advice for GPs seeing both perpetrator and victim.