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Family & Domestic Violence and Disability

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Did you know that 15.9% of women with disability or a long-term health condition reported experiences of violence in the last 12 months, compared to 4.3% of people without disability? (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016)

Everyone has the right to live a life free from violence, however women and children with disability are at higher risk of experiencing family and domestic violence (FDV).

Patricia Giles Centre for Non-Violence has received funding from the Department of Communities to develop an intersectional approach to service delivery which supports women and children with intellectual or cognitive disability experiencing family and domestic violence. Family & Domestic Violence and Disability is a free three-hour workshop for people working in the FDV sector which aims to increase the confidence and capacity of the family and domestic violence sector to support positive outcomes for people with disability experiencing violence. 

The workshop is available to all who work in the FDV sector in the Perth metropolitan area including, but not limited to, FDV support workers, case workers and more. 

Workshop learning outcomes: 

  • A greater understanding of the intersection of FDV and disability. 
  • An increased awareness of the unique ways people with disability may experience violence.
  • An understanding of the barriers to disclosing experiences of violence.
  • An increased awareness of how to modify service delivery to meet the needs of people with disability.
  • Information about effective referral pathways and resources.

The workshop is facilitated by Patricia Giles Centre for Non-Violence. It is an online event which will be held via Microsoft Teams. Access link will be delivered via calendar invite one day prior to the session.

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