Responding to Lesbians and Gay Men who experience Domestic Violence

27-28 May 2014

Illawarra Shoalhaven Health Education Centre(ISHEC), 42 Loftus Street, Wollongong.

This 2 day course discusses the coercive control and abuse of power inherent where domestic violence occurs in same sex relationships.The experience of domestic violence is explored within the contexts of heterosexual dominance, patriarchal social structures and homophobia.

A Safety Planning model and Australian and international practice experience is used to inform best practice.

There is exploration of how best to assist victims to understand the impact of the domestic violence on their life. Specific focus will be on practice that promotes safety, supports the persons decision making and advocacy for non-discriminatory service responses.

To learn more or to register, click here

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