Family and domestic violence training

The Women's Health Strategy and Programs (WHSP) provides family and domestic violence training and short presentations for WA Health staff. All our training is underpinned by the WA Health Guideline to Responding to Family and Domestic Violence.

Download the 2018 family and domestic violence training calendar.

Training via Video Conference:

WHSP provides a series of Video Conference (VC) sessions on various topics on family and domestic violence held throughout the year. This training is recommended for all WACHS front-line health staff including nurses, midwives, doctors, child health nurses, allied health staff etc.

To register for any VC training, please email

Training courses:

  • Identifying and responding to family and domestic violence in a WA Health setting
  • FDV Risk Assessment Tool
  • Understanding FGC/M: A focus on practice guidelines
  • Preventing Violence Against Women: a focus on the CaLD community
  • Thinking outside the box: working with perpetrators of family and domestic violence

More information on these courses can be found in the 2018 family and domestic violence training calendar.

Short presentations:

  • WA Health role in responding to FDV (1 hour)
  • Preliminary Risk Assessment (1 hour)
  • FDV Screening refresher (1 hour) 
  • The effects of family and domestic violence on children and effective ways to respond ( 2 hours)
  • Elder Abuse (1 hour) – presented by Advocare
  • Family and Domestic Violence – The Legal Stuff You Need To Know (2 hours) – presented by the Domestic Violence Legal Unit (DVLU)
  • Violence and trauma in the CaLD Community (2 hours)
  • Family and domestic violence in the CaLD community (1-2 hours)
  • Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation face-to-face training package (1-2 hours)


To enrol or make an enquiry, follow our instructions for bookings.


Bookings can be made in one of the following ways:
  • Complete a Registration form and forward to
  • Nominate via MyHR under the Women and Newborn Health Service category in "My Learning and Events".
  • Contact us with your enquiry.

For more professional development opportunities, visit the WNHS Education Hub.