Project ECHO Domestic and Family Violence Network

Western Victoria PHN (WVPHN) in collaboration with Professor Kelsey Hegarty’s team at Safer Families Centre of Research Excellence has established The Project ECHO Domestic and Family Violence Network

These ECHO sessions are aimed at building specialist knowledge and support, early identification, and intervention to clients at risk or who are experiencing family and or domestic violence. The sessions are aligned with the Safer Families Consortium’s Readiness Program.

WVPHN has brought together an expert panel for each ECHO session. Each week, the panel comprises clinicians from across western Victoria who are experts in the chosen topic of discussion.

Series: Mondays from 1.00pm to 2.00pm

  • 1.00pm – 1.15pm – Didactic presentation
  • 1.15pm – 2.00pm – Case presentation and discussion

2021 sessions: 25 October, 1 November, 8 November, 15 November

2022 sessions: dates to be announced

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop an integrated approach across primary care, community services and specialist family violence services to support early intervention for clients requiring support
  • Build skills and expertise of the primary care workforce to appropriately and effectively identify, monitor and provide support to clients who are at risk of or experiencing family violence
  • Build awareness of primary care workforce regarding services and resources available for supporting clients at risk of or who are experiencing family violence and linking clients with this support

All sessions are free to access.  Register your interest by submitting the form below. You will then receive an introductory email with the Zoom session link and password to join.

Please note: Project ECHO Domestic and Family Violence is  approved for RACGP and ACRRM accreditation for GPs. ACRRM Activity: 1 contact hour RACGP CPD Activity: 2 points  To claim CPD points for each ECHO session please provide your ACRRM/RACGP number below if applicable.

In order to support the growth of the ECHO movement, Project ECHO® collects participation data for each ECHO™ program. This data allows Project ECHO to measure, analyse, and report on the movement’s reach. It is used in reports, on maps and visualisations, for research, for communications and surveys, for data quality assurance activities, and for decision-making related to new initiatives.

Domestic and Family Violence ECHO Network Curriculum

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Last modified: 22 September, 2021