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Rosie helps 1800RESPECT launch a new education video

Recently, Rosie help 1800RESPECT launch their new education video designed to help Australians identify and respond to domestic and family violence. Here's the email she sent after the launch. 
I've just come from a press conference with AFL star Jimmy Bartel and 16 sector leaders where we helped launch a new education video for 1800RESPECT.


As you may already know, 1800RESPECT is the absolutely critical national service that connects people with appropriate support when they or someone they know experiences sexual assault, domestic or family violence.

In the video, I explain a four-step approach to identifying and responding to a family violence situation - ask, name it, refer, follow up. 

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg7kHhlTVj4

If anyone suspects that a family member, friend or work colleague is experiencing sexual assault, domestic or family violence, they should adopt the four step approach of asking if she feels safe, naming it as violence, refer her to a specialist and then following-up with her.

A toolkit for frontline workers has also been developed to assist health professionals and others get a better understanding of family violence. You can register for the toolkit here.

Approaching these situations can be confronting, but if we are well equipped we can make a real difference.

This launch comes as we fast approach a really big time of year for the campaign to end family violence.

From this Friday 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, is the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

This is a global campaign from the United Nations for which the theme is ‘Orange the World: End Violence Against Women and Girls.’ The Never Alone community is going to get active next week and I’d love it if you could stay tuned for how we can get involved in this global initiative.

Thanks for standing with me,

And the Never Alone team

PS… The video is only a few minutes long and a great introduction to how to approach family violence issues. Watch it now and share it with your friends.

Thanks to Women's Health Goulburn North East and the Centre Against Violence for their support and producing the four steps for the video.


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