The NSW Health Education Centre Against Violence (ECAV) is a statewide unit responsible for workforce development in the specialist areas of prevention and response to violence, abuse and neglect. This includes creating a diverse and inclusive workforce that is safe and comfortable for all people and communities, including Aboriginal communities, people from migrant, refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds, people with disability and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & intersex (LGBTQI) community.
Established for over 35 years, ECAV provides statewide face to face and online worker training, community awareness and development programs, agency and policy consultation, clinical supervision and resource development for NSW Health, other government and non-government organisations.
ECAV Manages a number of statewide NSW Health workforce development initiatives such as the Adult Sexual Assault Medical & Forensic Care; Violence, Abuse & Neglect Specialist Support & Counselling Services; Aboriginal Family Wellbeing & Violence Prevention Network; Domestic Violence Routine Screening Implementation and Child Protection Facilitator Training.
ECAV has 6 training portfolio areas: