Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence (SHRFV) Tool Kit

Identifying and responding to family violence experienced by patients

A suite of resources to help hospitals across Victoria further strengthen their responses to family violence.

 

In 2014 and 2015 the Victorian Government funded the Royal Women's Hospital (the Women's) and Bendigo Health to develop and implement a framework for embedding the practice of identifying and responding to family violence experienced by patients.

The Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence (SHRFV) model was developed to provide a system-wide approach which is now being applied by hospitals across Victoria. Based on international best practice, the model has two overarching principles and five key implementation elements for a staged approach that is applicable to any Victorian health setting committed to improving its response to family violence.

The primary focus of the SHRFV Toolkit is on violence against women and their children. Work is underway to expand this to all forms of family violence.

The Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence Toolkit 4th Edition is now available for free download.

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