This free webinar will provide an overview of how to support animals and people experiencing domestic and family violence and abuse (DFVA). It will also provide information about services you can refer animals and people to for help. This includes 1800 RESPECT, NSW Domestic Violence Line and the RSPCA Community Domestic Violence Program.
This training has been developed by Lucy’s Project and is aligned to the Veterinary Practitioners Board of NSW’s Guidance Note and the Australian Veterinary Association Policy on Animal Abuse and DFVA.
- Understanding of the link between animal abuse and domestic and family violence and abuse (DFVA)
- Ability to recognise signs of DFVA perpetrated against animals and to understand the impacts of violence
- Ability to respond to suspected animal abuse or neglect and to disclosures of DFVA from a person
- Awareness of legal protections for animal victim-survivors of DFVA and veterinary practitioners
- Insight into how to improve a veterinary practice’s capacity to recognise and respond to DFVA
- Understanding of how to reduce and manage risks related to DFVA for a veterinary practice
- Awareness of privacy and confidentiality issues that can arise relating to DFVA that should be considered
This is a free webinar can count as 1 CPD point.
For more resources on DFV and animal abuse, visit https://lucysproject.com.au/aware-arc/
Dr Anne Quain
BA(Hons) BScVet(Hons) BVSc (Hons) MVetStud GradCertEdStud(HigherEd) MANZCVS (Animal Welfare) Dip ECAWBM (AWSEL)
About the presenter
Anne Quain is a lecturer at the Sydney School of Veterinary Science and a companion animal veterinarian. She completed a Masters in small animal medicine and surgery through Murdoch University, is a member by examination in the animal welfare chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, and a Diplomate of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behaviour Medicine in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law.
Anne co-authored the book Veterinary Ethics: Navigating Tough Cases with Professor Siobhan Mullan, and is the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.