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Disability Support Toolkit for frontline workers – violence and abuse

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1800RESPECT, March 2020 The Disability Support Toolkit has resources for front line workers supporting people with disability who have been impacted by violence and abuse. People with disability are 1.8 times more likely to experience violence and abuse, including more varied forms of abuse. (Source: AIHW Report 2019.) They are also less likely, and take longer to reach out for support. This...

COVID-19: A Gender Lens – sexual & reproductive health and gender inequality

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UN Population Fund (UNFPA), March 2020 Disease outbreaks affect women and men differently, and pandemics make existing inequalities for women and girls and discrimination of other marginalized groups such as persons with disabilities and those in extreme poverty, worse. This needs to be considered, given the different impacts surrounding detection and access to treatment for women and men. Women...

FRESH: Aboriginal Focus course on 27-28 June

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SHINE SA, 29/05/2019 The FRESH Course: Aboriginal Focus is a 2-day course for workers who wish to improve their sexual and reproductive health knowledge and address sexual and reproductive health and relationship issues within Aboriginal communities. On completion of the FRESH course, you will: have an increased level of confidence working with Aboriginal communities in the area of sexual health...

Nearly half of female healthcare workers in Australia have experienced domestic abuse: study

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ABC News, 3/7/18 A landmark investigation into female medical staff in Australia has found nearly half have experienced domestic violence, including one in 10 who had been abused by their partner in the past year alone. The study, published in the BMC Women’s Health journal, involved 471 doctors, nurses and health professionals in Victoria and is believed to be the first to examine the link...

Working with gender diverse young people and their families: free webinar

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Australian Institute of Family Studies, April 2017 Working with gender diverse young people and their families: a free webinar presented by Dr Louise Cooper and Ari Dunphy Increasing numbers of children and young people are identifying as gender questioning, gender diverse or transgender, and presenting for support from professionals in mental health, family services, and child and youth services...

Resilience program for workers & professionals – online resource

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1800RESPECT – National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service for people living in Australia Resilience is the capacity to rebound from and find meaning in traumatic or stressful events. If you work with women and children you may witness the effects of sexual assault, domestic and family violence. We rely on frontline workers to respond when women and children are...

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SASHA is a current awareness service with news and views on various aspects of sexual health and sexuality, from a wide range of sources. These range from credible sources of sexual health and related information, to relevant opinion pieces in the media.

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