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What constitutes family violence and what does the law say?

Image with the details of the webinar - What constitutes family violence and what does the law say?
Image with the details of the webinar - What constitutes family violence and what does the law say?

We hosted the first of our webinars on family violence, in partnership with the Women's Legal Service and their Principal Solicitor, Elise Whitmore on November 25, 2021. You can find a recording of the webinar here.

This webinar is an introduction to family violence. It provides information to help identify the behaviours which constitute family violence, explain what protective orders are available to victim/survivors and what services can help family violence victim/survivors.

It also helps viewers identify red flags - behaviours that are concerning, but are not necessarily family violence.  

This webinar will be followed with a second webinar, in 2022, which will cover issues for practice: reproductive coercion, non-fatal strangulation and responding to disclosures of family violence.

To view the PowerPoint presentation by Elise Whitmore click here.

 

Our speaker

Elise Whitmore is a Principal Solicitor at the Women's Legal Service Tasmania, and works mainly in the Domestic Violence Units in the North of Tasmania. She has worked across numerous Community Legal Centres over the past decade, practising in the areas of family law and family violence, as well as discrimination, employment and sexual harassment law.