Disability advocacy and the family violence response system

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Disability Advocates are highly likely to identify family violence or receive disclosures of experiences of violence in their work. Rates of violence against people with disabilities are around twice as high as across the general population. Yet the links between the disability advocacy sector and the family violence response system is not clear.

This short course provides an overview of family violence response system in Victoria.  The content is based off Advocacy Sector Conversation forum session on Family violence response and people with disability in 2022.

This aim of this course is to:

  • Explain the role of the key partners from the family violence response system.
  • To bring Victoria’s disability advocacy sector up to date on information and referral pathways.
  • How to identify the red flags when a client might be experiencing family violence
  • Help advocate know where to go when a client is experiencing family violence.