Family and domestic violence (FDV)

Women’s Health Strategy and Programs

Women’s Health Strategy and Programs (WHSP) provides guidance, resources and training to WA Health staff in the area of Family and Domestic Violence (FDV) and Gender-based Violence / Honour-based Violence including Female Genital Cutting / Mutilation (FGC/M). It aims to upskill health professionals and other professionals working with refugee and migrants on what the practice is and how to offer culturally holistic and inclusive care to patients from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) backgrounds. The program also delivers training and education at all tertiary hospitals and universities. 

Specific areas of expertise include:

  • Family and Domestic Violence (FDV) training for health managers, mental health clinicians and health professionals.
  • Family domestic violence and gender-based violence in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) communities.
  • Female Genital Cutting and Mutilation (FGCM).
  • Strengthening Antenatal Responses to Family and Domestic Violence (SARFDV).
  • Community based women’s health services, sexual assault resource centres and unplanned pregnancy programs.
  • Review and consult on FDV material provided to staff and patients/clients.
  • Provide expert knowledge on subject matters related to FDV, FDV / CaLD, Antenatal FDV and FGCM.
Last Updated: 17/12/2021