Family violence – recognise, respond, refer


Family violence is a global silent and hidden epidemic. The term Shadow Pandemic has been coined in response to family violence worsening in the Covid climate. Globally 137 women die daily as a result of family violence, making the home the most dangerous place for women. This informative session will support paramedics to develop a family violence lens to recognise family violence, and to respond safely and effectively to improve outcomes for those at risk.

Biography: Celine Donovan

Celine has been working with family violence victims/survivors and children in the social work sector for around 28 years. Celine acknowledges that family violence is a widespread, and often hidden social problem. It has damaging and sometimes devastating consequences for individuals, families, communities and society. Celine is passionate about family violence prevention. She regularly provides family violence education to professionals and communities.

Moderated by: Kirsty Mann, Education And Advocacy Officer, Australasian College of Paramedicine

Photo by Nadine Shaabana on Unsplash.

Presented by Celine Donovan



60 minutes
1st Apr 2022
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Non-member $19
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