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This webinar will discuss how to identify and engage patients and their family to open a discussion on the topic of domestic violence

Domestic violence is a leading public health problem globally. Despite its high prevalence and strong association with mental health problems, it is still significantly under recognized and responded to in clinical practice. In this webinar we will focus on how to identify and engage with different members of the family to enable clinicians to open a discussion on this difficult topic and make a difference to patient’s safety and well-being.

Learning objectives

By the end of the webinar participants will be able to:

  • recognise common presentations of domestic violence and how to ask about domestic violence
  • identify how to better incorporate a first line response to patients experiencing domestic violence
  • identify how to assess risk to work with the safety of victims/survivors and their children
  • discuss how to work in a collaborative approach, including identifying your role, resources and referrals available
  • reflect on how this issue may affect your own emotional health

The Webinar Series

The webinar series examines some of the online mental health treatment programs that GPs need to know about, focusing on evidence-based programs that have been developed in Australia. The evidence around the efficacy and usefulness of different programs will be discussed along with practical aspects of using the programs.

Summary:

  • e-Mental Health programs are a useful adjunct to mental health treatment in primary care
  • there is good evidence that patient outcomes improve with the use of e-Mental Health programs
  • a variety of locally-developed e-Mental Health programs are available
  • GPs need to be familiar with the programs their patients are using and be able to recommend the use of these programs appropriately.

When

  • Tuesday, 8pm AEST 25 August 2020
  • Thursday, 1pm AEST 27 August 2020

Audience

GPs and GP registrars, psychologists and allied mental health practitioners, in fact any health professional with an interest in improving outcomes for patients with mental health conditions.

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