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Welcome to the NSW Health Education Centre Against Violence (ECAV) Website

ECAV is committed to enhancing the quality and accessibility of services to people whose lives have been affected by interpersonal violence.

In order to achieve this ECAV provides statewide specialised training, consultancy and resource development for NSW Health and interagency workers who provide services to children and adults who have experienced sexual assault, domestic or Aboriginal family violence and/or physical and emotional abuse and neglect.

 

  

ABORIGINAL PROGRAMS

 

CHILD PROTECTION

 

CHILD WELLBEING

 

CULTURAL EQUITY

ECAV has been working with Aboriginal Communities since 1985. During this time the organisation has developed rapport and trust resulting in a high profile amongst key Aboriginal people.

 

The Child Protection portfolio provides foundational & specialist training for practitioners across a range of Health, government & NGO services in the areas of physical abuse, emotional abuse & neglect.

 

 The Child Wellbeing portfolio provides foundation and specialist training for Child Wellbeing Unit staff across the agencies of NSW Police, Department of Education and Communities, and NSW Health.

 

The Cultural Equity portfolio provides training in domestic violence & sexual assault for NSW Health & interagency staff working with clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

 

MEDICAL & FORENSIC

 

MENTAL HEALTH

 

SEXUAL ASSAULT

The Domestic Violence portfolio provides foundational and advanced training for practitioners across a range of Health, government and NGO services in different aspects of domestic violence.

 

The courses and resources available through the NSW Health Education Centre Against Violence have been developed to support doctors and nurses in NSW who are called upon to provide care to victims of sexual assault. 

 

The Mental Health & Sexual Assault team offers courses that provide core knowledge, principles & frameworks for understanding & responding to those who have experienced sexual assault with targeted, specialist & advanced training.

 

Courses that provide core knowledge, principles and frameworks for understanding and responding to those who have experienced sexual assault, along with targeted, specialist and advanced training.

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  • SAMSN eight-week facilitated support groups Raelene Boxwell. SAMSN eight-week facilitated support groups Any male who was sexually assaulted during his childhood can contact SAMSN about joining one of our groups. SAMSN runs 8-week groups, 2hrs a week, for men who were sexually assaulted as young boys or adolescents. These groups helped support over 400 hundred men in their recovery. Each 8-week group is guided by two facilitators. SAMSN’s 8-week groups aim to educate within a safe environment. Each week various topics and issues commonly faced by male survivors of childhood abuse are discussed. A small number of readings are made available each week to help kick-start discussion. To help create a safe environment for recovery clear guidelines for the group to ensure appropriate conduct and confidentiality. We understand that abuse experiences can vary a lot and that no two stories are the same. The sex of the abuser, the number of perpetrators, whether they were inside or outside your family or whether there was violence are just some of...
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