Family Violence
GP Education Program

About the program

Peer group learning sessions delivered online

The RACGP is inviting GPs to undertake a complimentary online training program to build skills in responding to and recognising the signs of domestic and family violence.

The new training program resulted from findings from Australia’s first Royal Commission into Family Violence, held in Victoria, which recommended professional development training for GPs in family and domestic violence.

Recommendation #103 Establish mandatory training for general practitioners in family violence training through professional development

Earn up to 40 CPD points and join like-minded GPs as they share, discuss, and develop knowledge of family violence via peer-group learning activities.
RACGP will work with each group to: 

  • allocate groups
  • coordinate suitable dates for groups  
  • define learning outcomes  
  • invite and schedule expert presenters  
  • send confirmation and reminder emails to group participants 
  • provide electronic sign-in sheets and resources as required, i.e., agendas, online evaluations  
  • collate evaluations, and upload CPD points to the CPD dashboard 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss the various forms of family violence
  2. Identify indicators that a person might be experiencing family abuse or violence
  3. Manage patient’s disclosure of information relevant to family violence in a sensitive and timely manner
  4. Describe the DV-related referral and support pathways
  5. Outline the responsibilities of GPs under the new Information Sharing Schemes and MARAM Framework

Upcoming sessions

Family Violence GP Education Program

Facilitated by: Dr Neha Parvatreddy

Date: 5 July 2022
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am (AEST)

Family Violence GP Education Program

Facilitated by: Dr Rachel Marr

Date: 8 July 2022
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm (AEST)

Family Violence GP Education Program

Facilitated by: Dr Marina Malcolm

Date: 13 July 2022
Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am (AEST)

 40 CPD points in the RACGP’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) 2020-2022 Program.

About Peer Group Learning


Victorian White Book chapter


FVP Resource Library

Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework (MARAM)

Safer Families The Readiness Program

Blue knot

We need program facilitators

Get involved in the delivery of the Family Violence GP Education Program

We’re looking for RACGP members who have professional experience in family violence to be involved in delivering the RACGP Family Violence GP Education Program.

Find out more

We’re here to help

Kerrianne Singleton
Family Violence Project Lead
03 8699 0468

Christine McMahon
Family Violence Project Officer
03 8699 0084