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Activity description

164974 - Engaging mothers and children affected by family and domestic violence

Mental Health Professionals Network Ltd

This webinar will focus on the how practitioners can use sensitive and non-shaming practice to meet the needs of children affected by family and domestic violence.

Relevance to General Practice

Practitioners are increasingly challenged to engage mothers and children in ways which are both child-aware and parent sensitive. This webinar will examine the skills, practices and understandings which are important in engaging mothers in ways that do not reinforce shame or stigma, but which maintain a focus on the social and emotional wellbeing of children.

Learning outcomes

  1. Describe the impacts of family and domestic violence on mothers and their children
  2. Identify ways of engaging mothers that limit shame and stigma
  3. Describe the micro-skills of child-focused practice when working with mothers and children affected by family and domestic violence

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
  • Communication is clear, respectful, empathic and appropriate to the person and their sociocultural context

D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
  • The conduct of the consultation is appropriate to the needs of the patient and the sociocultural context

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
  • The impacts of the social determinants of health are identified and addressed

D4. Professional and ethical role
  • Critical incidents and potential critical incidents are identified and managed

D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
  • Patient confidentiality is managed appropriately

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Adult health
  • Children and young people health
  • Women's health
  • Abuse and violence
  • Psychological health

Partnering organisations

Emerging Minds

Session summary


Wednesday 7 August 2019
7:15pm - 8:30pm







By invitation only

Target Audience

GPs and practice team

For more information contact...

Isobel Hutchinson
T: (03) 8662 6607