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Although family violence can happen in any kind of relationship, its most common form is intimate partner violence committed by men against their current or former female partners – often with a devastating impact on children. Most programs and services are focused on this type of family violence.
For women aged 18–44, intimate partner violence contributes to more burden of disease than any other risk factor.
Estimates suggest that full-time GPs may see up to five women per week who have experienced some form of intimate partner abuse (physical, emotional or sexual) in the past year.
Most of these women will present for a different reason. Ultimately, though, one in five women first disclose their experience of domestic violence to a GP, so it’s vital that GPs are properly equipped for this important role.
The RACGP provides accredited training on family violence to help you build your skills, understanding and confidence in caring for patients and their family members impacted by family violence.