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Responding to Domestic Violence with a Trauma-Informed Lens for GP’s and Primary Care Providers

Posted Monday 04 March 2024 | Blue Knot Foundation

The Safer Families Centre is leading The Readiness Program, a national domestic and family violence (DFV) training program for primary care.

As part of The Readiness Program series, Blue Knot Foundation is bringing you the latest in trauma-informed awareness and support for general practitioners and primary care providers to recognise complex trauma and its possible health presentations.

The Readiness Program provides a range of learning options to support for primary care providers to effectively recognise, respond and refer domestic and family violence using a trauma and violence informed approach.

Learning Outcomes

1. Develop an understanding of the types, prevalence, adaptations to, and impacts of complex trauma (including domestic and family violence). 

2. Identifying possible adult health presentations of complex trauma.

3. Recognising symptoms and signs with a trauma-informed lens.

4. Determining strategies for working with clients who have experienced complex trauma in short-form consultations, to enhance safety and minimise re-traumatisation. 

Last updated: Tuesday 21 November 2023

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