High demand for family violence clinical education online

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, the Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence team has adapted training to be available online via Webex.

Demand for the training has been high, with internal and external feedback that isolation is creating additional risk for those experiencing family violence.

The Family Violence Clinical Education training includes information for clinicians about family violence in context of emergencies such as COVID-19 and how we can use technology to communicate with clients experiencing family violence during public health crisis. Book in via Latte to one of the below sessions.

  • Wednesday 22 April, 1-2pm
  • Monday 27 April, 1-2pm
  • Wednesday 29 April, 1-2pm
  • Tuesday 5 May, 9-10am
  • Wednesday 6 May, 1-2pm
  • Wednesday 13 May, 1-2pm
  • Wednesday 20 May, 1-2pm
  • Tuesday 26 May, 10-11am
  • Tuesday 2 June, 10-11am


Managers’ Training is also available via WebEx. This training assists managers to increase their understanding of the issues and what support is available. It will help managers better recognise, respond and refer employees who may be experiencing family violence. Book in via Latte to one of the following sessions:

  • Tuesday 12 May, 1-2pm
  • Tuesday 19 May, 1-2pm
  • Friday 22 May, 1-2pm
  • Wednesday 27 May, 1-2pm
  • Wednesday 3 June, 1-2​pm

Further support available

The Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence team at Monash Health will continue to adapt and be responsive to training needs during this time and are available for over-the-phone or online support for employee or patient-related secondary consults.

  • Contact Principal Strategic Advisor, Family Violence, Glenda Bawden on 0484 674 894.
  • For more information on supports available please refer to the family violence pages on the intranet
  • And access the Family Violence Managers’ Guide to supporting our employees on Prompt.


You can also access online resources from Safe Steps:


To contact the team: familyviolenceeducation@monashhealth.org

Authorised by Karen Lowe, Executive Director People & Culture and Katrina Nankervis, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer (Interim)
Signed off by HICT 20 April 2020

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