Resources for Health Workers

If you are an health worker and a client discloses that they are experiencing family violence (FV) or you believe FV is an issue, you need to be able to respond appropriately – visit our Understanding Family Violence page to learn about:

  • what FV is
  • how to identify FV
  • how to respond within Victoria’s MARAM Framework
  • understanding information sharing legislation

Resources for General Practitioners (GPs)

GPs and their practice teams have a significant role to play in responding to and caring for patients who are, or may be, experiencing family violence.  The RACGP runs Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced training courses on family violence.

Information Sharing Schemes

The Victorian Child Information sharing Scheme and the Family Violence Information Sharing Schemeprovide authorised organisations with an expanded ability to share confidential information with other authorised services to promote the well-being or safety of children or to assess or manage family violence risk.

Health Services Resources & Research

Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence resources – 4th Edition provides a framework and resources for hospitals and health services to implement a system-wide approach to identify indicators of family violence, have conversations and provide support. (Royal Women’s Hospital and Bendigo Health)

Strengthening and Sustaining the Family Care Response to Family Violence: A new model describes a whole-of-practice approach to improve the quality of care provided by GP practices to victims (including children) and perpetrators of family violence. (Safer Families Centre of Research Excellence, University of Melbourne)

Aligning Practice: A guide to family violence counselling (2020)
This guide provides family violence counsellors with clarity and direction to ensure a consistent, evidence-based approach. (NIFVS)

MARAM Secondary Consultations and Referrals – Advice for health professionals

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