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Primary Health Response To Sexual Assault - Nhulunbuy

27 Apr. 2020 to 28 Apr. 2020
Flinders Building, Gove District Hospital

The actions of health professionals in providing care to someone in the immediate timeframe following a sexual assault has a significant impact on a person’s physcial and psychological recovery, and options for seeking justice.  

Northern Territory PHN (NT PHN) and Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) invite all health professionals who may provide care during this time, including first responders, doctors, nurses, midwives and aboriginal health practioners, to attend the Primary Health Response to Sexual Assault Workshop.

This one day workshop provides the knowledge and practical skills needed by health professionals to assist with maximising recovery, minimising trauma and ensuring forensic evidence is properly preserved and collected. 

Topics include:  

  • NT context of sexual assaults;
  • Considerations in providing culturally safe care; 
  • Immediate clinical management following sexual assault;
  • Correct collection and storage of preliminary forensic samples; 
  • Clinical management of potential consequences of sexual assault;
  • Mandatory reporting in the NT;  
  • Working in partnership with the legal and judicial system;
  • Evacuation considerations.

Date: Monday 27 April or Tuesday 28 April 2020, 8:00AM-4:30PM
Venue: Flinders Building, Gove District Hospital

Pre-workshop activity:

Using a web search identify sexual assault services available around Australia including the Northern Territory. These findings will be discussed at the workshop

This training is supported by funding from the Australian Government through the PHN Program.

For more information please contact the Clinical Education Team 08 8982 1026

Register here.