Domestic and family violence
Domestic and Family Violence Local Link
Brisbane South PHN is rolling out Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Local Link across the Brisbane south region to support general practices to respond to domestic and family violence.
This service offers one-point of referral for patients affected by domestic and family violence, as well as advice and support to enable general practices to better identify and respond to domestic and family violence. DFV Local Link Coordinators can also support practices to implement organisational level measures to help your staff to safely and effectively support patients affected by domestic and family violence.
For practices in Redlands and Logan
DFV Local Link is currently available to general practices in the Redlands, Logan, Beaudesert/Jimboomba, and Brisbane areas. You can find out more about available services or arrange a visit to your practice by contacting your DFV Local Link Coordinator.
Redlands DFV Local Link Coordinator
Phone: 0482 811 980
Logan DFV Local Link Coordinator
Phone: 0460 626 502
For practices in Brisbane
Brisbane DFV Local Link Coordinator
Phone: 3013 6035
Mobile: 0488 180 590 (Hannah) or 0419 757 257 (Summer)
For practices in Beaudesert
Beaudesert DFV Local Link Coordinator
Phone: 3826 1500
Mobile: 0417 078 108
Domestic and family violence training for general practices
Through the Recognise Respond Refer (RRR) Program, Brisbane South PHN delivers interactive, case-study based training to general practice staff that explores practical measures to support patients affected by domestic and family violence.
The RRR program is:
- whole-of-organisation training that outlines the roles for each team member when responding to domestic and family violence
- RACGP accredited and developed by Central Queensland University’s Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research in collaboration with General Practitioners and victim-survivors of domestic and family violence
- delivered free-of-charge in general practices by expert trainers.
The training is currently being updated and will be relaunched later in 2020.
To register your interest in the RRR program or to get further information, please contact the Program Coordinator.
Domestic and family violence resources
COVID-19 and domestic and family violence
- Queensland Health COVID-19: Domestic and Family Violence Fact Sheet
- RACGP Fact Sheet: COVID-19 and Family Violence Support
Domestic and family violence information sharing
- Domestic and Family Violence Information Sharing Guidelines
- Queensland Health Information Sharing for Domestic and Family Violence Fact Sheet
Non-lethal strangulation in domestic and family violence
- Queensland Health Non-lethal Strangulation Literature Review
- Queensland Health Non-lethal Strangulation Fact Sheet
- Queensland Health Non-lethal Strangulation Flowchart