Violence, Abuse and Neglect Clinical Forum 2019

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Key note speaker: Jess Hill 11.4 MB View full-size Download
3 December 2019

The ACI’s Violence, Abuse and Neglect (VAN) Network, in association with the NSW Health Education Centre Against Violence (EACV) hosted a clinical forum on Tuesday 3 December in Sydney.

This event was aimed at clinicians and clinical leads who have a role in the delivery of violence, abuse and neglect services.  The VAN Clinical Network was also launched at the event.

The forum aimed to leverage the current network developed through VAN Clinical Forums convened by ECAV in 2018 and mid-2019 and provided an opportunity to:
  • support the change process for VAN redesign
  • share innovative VAN redesign work and reflect on the steps services and LHDs have taken to improve integrated VAN responses
  • discuss VAN healthcare innovation
  • share knowledge, experience and develop initiatives for improving healthcare delivery to clients who have experienced violence, abuse or neglect
  • collaborate across regional and service boundaries
  • support implementation of service standards, clinical guidelines and legislative requirement
  • discuss how ACI will work with ECAV in the organisation of future VAN forums.
Keynote speakers:

Jess Hill, investigative journalist and author of See What You Made Me Do: Power, Control and Domestic Abuse.

Kate Alexander, Senior Practitioner, Office of the Senior Practitioner (OSP),
NSW Department of Communities and Justice - Dignity driven practice in the DCJ Context

Presenters:
  • Murrumbidgee LHD presented their redesign work at the first VAN Clinical Forum in early 2018. The team are back 18 months later to share how their work has progressed and what service delivery is now looking like on the ground
  • Western NSW LHD highlighted the innovative practice in emergency departments around delivering VAN responses to women who present with a non fatal strangulation
  • Green Valley Domestic Violence Service, South West Sydney LHD  shared their non-fatal strangulation data. This is an opportunity to hear women’s experiences of this form of violence and how to improve integrated VAN responses
  • a report was also presented on domestic violence screening in emergency departments.
Hashtag: #VANforum2019


Event program

VAN Clinical Forum_Program.pdf 1.19 MB View full-size Download



Event presentations

VAN Clinical Forum Presentation.pdf 11.4 MB View full-size Download

 

Event videos 

Introduction to the VAN Clinical Forum
Linda Soars and Dr Tracey Tay, ACI


Jess Hill, investigative journalist and author of See What You Made Me Do: Power, Control and Domestic Abuse.


Dignity driven practice in the DCJ Context
Kate Alexander, Senior Practitioner, Office of the Senior Practitioner (OSP),
NSW Department of Communities and Justice

iPARVAN framework update
Lorna McNamara, Director, Prevention and Response to Violence, Abuse and Neglect, Government Relations Branch, NSW Ministry of Health


Intersection between domestic and family violence and the potential for acquired brain injury: Data Collection and Practice Responses

Roxana Castro, Team Leader, Green Valley Liverpool Domestic Violence Service, and
Laura McDonald Clinical Leader, Child Protection Counselling Service, South West Sydney LHD


Integration review – Murrumbidgee LHD
Fiona Renshaw, Director, Integrated Care and Partnerships, Murrumbidgee LHD


Non-fatal strangulation - assessment and response for domestic violence victims
Julianne Potts, Senior Sexual Assault Worker, and Danielle Allen, Orange Health Service, PARVAN Pathway Coordinator, Western NSW LHD


ACI VAN redesign local implementation
Lea Kirkwood, Acting Executive Director System Transformation Evaluation and Patient Experience, Agency of Clinical Innovation
https://vimeo.com/380616832