Recognising and responding to intimate partner sexual violence workshop

The Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence is holding a 2 day specialist training session aimed  at increasing workers' confidence, knowledge, skills,and capacity to recognise and respond to intimate partner sexual violence.

The program will be delivered by Di McLeod,  Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence Inc., and Betty Taylor, Red Rose Foundation Australia.

Topics covered

• Recognising Domestic Violence
• Recognising Sexual Violence
• Recognising the over lap - IPSV
• IPSV definition, nature and statistics
• Myths and Realities
• Barriers to disclosure
• How do you ask about IPSV?
• Handling a disclosure
• Impact of IPSVIdentifying risk
• IPSV as a red flag for homicide
• Needs of victim/survivors
• Cultural considerations
• Impact of technology
• Impact of pornography
• Challenges for the worker
• Legal options
• Resources

Who should attend?

Workers in government and community in a range of positions including: Domestic and sexual violence; court; police; legal; medical; counselling, youth work; women’s refuge; supported accommodation; child protection; men’s behaviour change; mental health; drug and alcohol andviolence prevention


Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence
179-181 Scarborough Street
Southport QLD 4215

Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence
Start Date: 
Wednesday, 11th October 2017
End Date: 
Thursday, 12th October 2017