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Family and domestic violence support workshops for disability workers

People with disability disproportionately experience family and domestic violence. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics in a 2016 report, almost 16 percent of women with disability or a long-term health condition reported experiencing violence in the previous year – more than three times the rate of people without disability.  

Not only do people with disability experience far more violence in their lives, they experience it in unique ways. And they have their own set of barriers that stop them reporting violence or doing something about it. Understanding the domestic circumstances of people with disability who experience violence, particularly women and children, is crucial for giving them support.    

The Patricia Giles Centre for Non-Violence, in partnership with key stakeholders, is hosting a free three-hour workshop on disability and violence for those in the disability sector. The workshop will increase the confidence and capacity of workers by showing the effects of violence on people with disability and teaching the best ways to lend support.  

Date: Wednesday 30 August 

Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm 

Location: National Disability Services at 12 Lindsay Street, Perth 

Organisers: PGCNV and Sexual Health Quarters   

For more information and to register go to the event webpage