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PD Training in Recognising & Responding to Sexual Violence

PD Training in Recognising & Responding to Sexual Violence

Event Description

Professional Development Training in Recognising & Responding to Sexual Violence

Monash University Department of Forensic Medicine is proud to present its FREE CPD Unit 2 Training Responding to Sexual Violence in Adults. Limited to 40 registrations. 

Event Information

Course Structure:

This unit focuses on a consultation with a patient who discloses that they have been subjected to sexual violence. It will equip practitioners with an understanding of the challenges to disclosure:

  • Risk identification, assessment, and management;
  • Informed consent and capacity to consent;
  • Privacy and confidentiality;
  • Medical care;
  • Forensic principles, documentation, reporting and referrals.

Core to this content is an exploration of key communication skills to support trauma-informed and patient-centered responses. This unit references the WHO’s LIVES Framework for responding to and caring for individuals subject to sexual violence and the RACGP’s Eight Steps to Intervention (The 8Rs).

This training is open to all AHPRA registered healthcare professionals.

This training program is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services under the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032. 


In-House training on Friday 13th September at Pullman Melbourne Albert Park.

Registrations from 8:30am.

Training will run from 9:00am – 5:00pm (Catering will be provided).

Pre-reading material and training booklet will be provided.


Dr Sophie Ping

Sophie trained as a forensic medical examiner during her GP registrar training. She has completed a PhD in neurophysiology and worked in Apia, Western Samoa and Darwin as an academic and health sciences lecturer. She is an Affiliate Associate Professor in the School of Medicine at Deakin University. Sophie currently works as aMedical Director in Victorian rural health services and is dedicated to supporting medical workforce and training in rural and remote areas, particularly with respect to sexual and family violence.

Tracey Markham

Tracey’s nursing career to date spans over 25 years, across a diverse range of roles and practice settings including acute hospital, Mental health, Detention Centres, Drug Court, Prison Health and Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Services. Having always had a love of crime, law and mystery Tracey completed a certificate of Forensic Nursing at Flinders University in 2003. By the end of the course Tracey was the sole graduate - as at this point in time forensic nursing was in its infancy in South Australia. She followed this up with post graduate qualifications in Mental Health, Management, Sexual Health, and also USA based Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training Program through Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. Eager to learn and push the role of forensic nursing she completed studying her Masters in Nurse Practitioner through Flinders University. As a nurse with a passion for equality and advocacy for vulnerable groups, Tracey thought she could do more and worked tirelessly to create the role of sexual assault nurse examiner within Yarrow Place rape and sexual assault service. Tracey has been in this role since 2014 and in this time has seen hundreds of people 15 and over providing them with a forensic service and medical care. Tracey also provides clinical leadership, education and support metropolitan county nurses who conduct forensic medical examinations in Whyalla, Mt Gambier and the Riverland. Tracey is the Interpersonal Violence Forensic nurse practitioner at Yarrow Place rape and sexual assault service which is a community division of the Women’s and Children’s Health Network in Adelaide.

Qualify for CPD Hours

7 hours of CPD

Friday, 13 September 2024
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Free for attendees of ACM National Conference
Pullman Albert Park Hotel
Melbourne VIC 2000
7.00 CPD Hours