The Department of Health has published a new factsheet for health professionals with advice about secondary consultations and referrals under the Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management (MARAM) Framework.

Anyone that works in a health service can seek advice and support about how to recognise and respond to family violence via a secondary consultation. You can also get advice about making a referral to get the right support for a person you may be working with. The factsheet includes:

The factsheet can be found on the Department of Health family violence webpage along with other resources about MARAM and information sharing.

Monash University wants to understand the impact of long COVID on victim survivors’ experiences of intimate partner violence in Australia. You are invited to participate in research project that aims to examine the intersection between long COVID and experiences of intimate partner violence.

In this survey, you will be asked a series of questions about the impact of long COVID on your sense of safety within your intimate partner relationship, including any impact on experiences of intimate partner violence, the impact of long COVID on your help-seeking behaviours, and your family violence service and support needs.  

The survey will take 15 minutes to complete, please consider completing the anonymous online survey here

Health Justice Australia are continuing their work around what secondary consultation looks like in health justice partnership, and how it can help practitioners build strong relationships across services. In their latest resource, Secondary consultation: insights from practice, they explore the experiences of secondary consultation of three frontline HJP practitioners.

Secondary consultation in health justice partnership is a valuable way for legal, health and other practitioners to share their professional expertise with one another. It is often enabled by the trust and proximity that comes from working in partnership and, in turn, helps to build and strengthen relationships between partnering practitioners.

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