Preventing violence against women

What is Family Violence?

Statistics show that women who experience violence access health care services more than non-abused women and health care providers are well placed to assist with the health and psychosocial needs of women who access their services (WHO 2013). The health system is a key point of contact for both identifying family violence, and for intervening to support women and children to reduce their risk of violence. This was recognised by the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence:

All services that come into contact with family violence victims should be equipped to identify, and in some cases, assess and manage risk, and to ensure that victims are supported. Mainstream services such as health services, must be able to identify risk and refer victims to services that can provide more comprehensive support, such as specialist family violence services. (p 9).

What is OEPCP doing?

We are currently involved in a range of Family Violence projects, from prevention strategies to organisational change.

For more information regarding this work please contact Kylie Osborne – Strategy and Engagement Coordinator.

Find out more about our other work on Prevention of Violence Against Women here.

If you or someone you know is experiencing violence call 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732).

If you are in immediate danger call 000.

Our Work: