Primary Care and Sexual Violence Services Combined Co-design Workshop – Geelong – 17 July

An initiative of the Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence (FDSV) Pilot Project, 

Western Victoria Primary Health Network (WVPHN) is expanding our existing Family Violence Pilot to include Sexual Violence (SV) and Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). To successfully incorporate SV and CSA into our revised Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence (FDSV) pilot, including the expertise of specialist SV and CSA services or specialists working on the frontline will be critical to the overall success of the project. 

WVPHN is reaching out to Primary, Care, and SV and CSA specialists/services. We are eager to enlist your expertise to improve the capacity of General Practitioners (GPs) working in western Victoria in responding to cases of SV and CSA. As specialists, your insights are crucial in understanding the primary challenges and signs that GPs encounter when responding to such cases. 

GPs play a crucial role in identifying, responding to, and referring victims of SV and CSA. However, they may encounter challenges and barriers in their capacity to respond adequately. We want to better understand these challenges and barriers from your perspective so that we can explore solutions tailored to your expertise. 

Your participation will directly impact the development of training programs that empower GPs to recognise, respond, and refer appropriately. Together, we can ensure that victims of SV and CSA receive the support they need. 

How you can contribute 

Geelong Region – Attend a Co-design Workshop 

Join key primary care and sexual violence, including child sexual abuse specialist services, in collaborative discussions to design a specialised training package for GPs.  

Together, we’ll outline the scope of the role of primary care, and explore practical solutions including early identification, referral pathways, and care coordination loops. This will be your chance to shape what support for GPs looks like in action. 

Target Audience:

  • General Practitioners and Registrars
  • Practice Managers
  • Practice Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Sexual Violence Specialists
  • Child and Family Services
  • Services including Student Support Services

Please Note: 

These sessions follow on from prior sector specific engagement sessions, and will bring together learnings from those initial consultations. The sessions will include a presentation from the WVPHN project team, guest speakers, and workshop activities. 

Catering will be provided.  

By registering for our sessions, you will automatically receive invitations for upcoming activities being planned as part of the Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence Pilot 2023-2026. 

Important – Health professionals who are impacted financially due to participating will be reimbursed for their time. Please contact Project Lead Emily Learey via email if you wish to seek reimbursement in order to attend.

Questions about this initiative?  

Please contact the WVPHN FDSV project team on 

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Last modified: 12 June, 2024

Event details


Cut off date

  • July 10, 2024 5:00 pm


  • Eden Oak
    20 Adams Court
    East Geelong Vic 3219