This webinar focuses on Aboriginal family violence and dealing with the impact on women and children that are in this cycle of violence and abuse.
The impact on women
Women of child bearing age are at the greatest risk of death or disability from family violence.
Note - the introduction of this webinar is missing in the recording, so you will see it launches straight into a discussion of a fictional patient named Sally who has been involved in family violence and who presents to the GP practice.
Sally, 34 years old, with 3 children, has been to your practice a number of times before. You have been treating her for depression. You have explored family deaths and other issues happening in the community. You wonder what is preventing her depression from improving with the treatment.
In this webinar the presenters role play and talk through the issues and offer tips for addressing this sensitive and complex issue.
The impact on children
In this webinar, Dr Elizabeth (Libby) Hindmarsh takes a look at the impact of Aboriginal family violence on children. During 2011–12, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children had nearly eight times the substantiation rates of child abuse and neglect compared with non-Indigenous children.
In this webinar the presenters discuss ways of identifying and working with families where abuse is occurring to prevent and minimise the negative impact on children.
Dr Hindmash is co-editor of RACGP’s Abuse and violence - working with our patients in general practice (White book) and Co-Chair of the RACGP Faculty of Specific Interests – Abuse and Violence Network.