Webinar: Domestic and family violence and intimate partner violence in LGBTQ relationships – a discussion on strengthening practice

Domestic and family violence (DFV) and intimate partner violence (IPV) occurs in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) relationships.

Yet there are limited programs available to LGBTQ victims/survivors or perpetrators. Mainstream DFV/IPV interventions are not always appropriate as their primary focus is geared towards cisgender, heterosexual female victims/survivors and male perpetrators.

This webinar will explore how the LGBTQ and DFV service sectors can strengthen referral pathways, practice and deliver appropriate DFV/IPV programs for LGBTQ communities.

Using practice expertise and research including the recently published ANROWS research, ‘Developing LGBTQ programs for perpetrators and victims/survivors of domestic and family violence’; the panel will discuss:

  • how the “heterosexual face” of DFV creates a barrier to access for LGBTQ people seeking out DFV groups and behaviour change programs.

  • minority stress and how it interferes with help-seeking among members of the LGBTQ communities

  • what we can do to bridge this gap with inclusivity training within services providing DFV programs and developing formal referral pathways.

There will also be a live Q&A.

This webinar is designed for:

  •  practitioners and policymakers working within LGTBQ services and domestic and family violence services.

Enquiries: rachel.pow@anrows.org.au

Register at https://www.anrows.org.au/event/domestic-and-family-violence-and-intimate-partner-violence-in-lgbtq-relationships-a-discussion-on-strengthening-practice/

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:00