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RACGP Family and Domestic Abuse webinar series

Family and Domestic Abuse and the ‘new’ Information Sharing Schemes made easy

Now more than ever, general practice plays a vital role in caring for people experiencing family and domestic abuse. Join General Practitioners, Dr Magdalena Simonis and Dr Marina Malcolm in this webinar series about identifying and responding to Family and Domestic abuse.

Register for the series HERE

Webinar 1 - Family and Domestic Abuse: What’s new in the legislated information sharing scheme?

Date: Thursday 11th August

Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm

The Victorian Government is reforming the way information about family violence is shared.

These reforms aim to make it easier for professionals to collaborate with each other, and better support the children and families they work with.

In the first of this webinar series Dr Magdalena Simonis and Dr Marina Malcolm will break it all down.

Webinar 2 - Family and Domestic Abuse: How to identify Family and Domestic Abuse, what are your Responsibilities?

Date: Thursday 8th September

Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm

In this webinar Dr Magdalena Simonis and Dr Marina Malcolm will help you identify narratives and behaviours that may indicate a person is experiencing family and domestic abuse.

Webinar 3 - Family and Domestic Abuse: Information Sharing Scheme (FVISS) & Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS) explained using case studies.

Date:  Thursday 13th October

Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Now that we have identified family and domestic abuse, what do we do with the information? Dr Magdalena Simonis and Dr Marina Malcolm present real cases applying FISS and CISS.

Webinar 4 - Family and Domestic Abuse: Consent and Documentation

Date: Thursday 10th November

Time: 7:30pm- 8:30pm

What is consent? Dr Magdalena Simonis and Dr Marina Malcolm discuss the five elements of consent and why documentation is so important in these cases.

Webinar 5 - Family and Domestic Abuse: Practicalities - Getting your practice ready.

Date:  Thursday 8th December

Time: 7:30pm- 8:30pm

 Is your practice set up to address family and domestic abuse? Dr Magdalena Simonis and Dr Marina Malcolm offer practical tips to get your practice ready.

Register for the series HERE


Dr Marina Malcolm

RACGP Victoria Faculty Co-Deputy Chair

Marina is a GP in private practice in Richmond. She has an interest in women’s health, mental health and public health. She Chairs the Women in General Practice Committee which advocates for female GPs and Women’s Health. She also promotes and advocates for the role of part time contracted GP’s in general practice.

Dr Magdalena Simonis

General Practitioner

Dr Magdalena Simonis is a Fellow of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), an Honorary Senior Research Fellow with the University of Melbourne Department of General Practice, a GP educator, and a member of the RACGP Expert Committee for Quality Care.