Strengthening antenatal responses to family and domestic violence

The Strengthening Antenatal Responses to Family and Domestic Violence (FDV) project is a result of WA Labor’s election commitment to stopping family and domestic violence, and has a specific focus on embedding routine screening for FDV in all public antenatal settings. Our Project Brief gives a summary of the health impacts of FDV on mother and baby, social costs of FDV in Western Australia, and the program goals.

WA Health staff can find out more information about the project by visiting the Strengthening antenatal responses to family and domestic violence intranet page or by emailing whcsp@health.wa.gov.au.

16 Days in WA

2019 Symposium. Family and Domestic Violence during Pregnancy; why antenatal care matters.

The Women and Newborn Health Service proudly presented the Family and Domestic Violence During Pregnancy 2019 Symposium in November 2019 at the Perth Children's Hospital. The day explored the impact of FDV on mother and baby, the complexities of FDV in the antenatal space, research and innovation.

This event aligned with the 16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women campaign - an initiative led by the Department of Communities, which strives to share the message among the West Australian community that all forms of violence against women is unacceptable.

Presentation slides

Resources

WA Health

Visit the Family and Domestic Violence Toolbox page for information on:

  • Guidelines for Responding to Family and Domestic Violence
  • Screening, Assessment and Referral forms
  • Referral Pathways and 
  • Other resources including fact sheets, posters and roleplay videos.

WAPHA

Health Pathways and Family and Domestic Violence

Perinatal and Infant Mental Health

Visit the Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE)

Support Services

In an emergency please call 000

24 Hour Crisis Helplines

Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline 
9223 1188
1800 007 339

Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline
9223 1199
1800 000 599

Crisis Care
9223 1111

WA Police
131 444

1800RESPECT
1800 737 732

Kids Helpline (24 hour)
1800 551 800

Translating and interpreting service (24 hour)
13 14 50