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Helping from home: Family violence worker wellbeing during the ‘shadow pandemic

August 05, 2022 at 4:14 PM

From the NZFVC 


Wednesday 10 August 2022 


11am-12noon, NZST (9-10am, AEST) 


Online (Australia based) 


Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre 



The sixth seminar in the 2022 Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre Seminar Series 

Speaker: Dr Naomi Pfitzner 

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on care work of all kinds and the emotional toll of this work. Working with traumatised clients, such as individuals and families who have or are experiencing domestic and family violence (DFV), often unavoidably affects professional and personal functioning. The onset of the novel coronavirus triggered the closure of workplaces, schools and childcare facilities and a global transition to working from home. For most DFV workers, this meant that home became the primary setting for performing their professional care of individuals affected by DFV as well as unpaid domestic work, childcare and schooling. Drawing on Australian research conducted during the lockdowns, this webinar will explore how COVID-19 and the transition to remote work impacted the mental health and emotional wellbeing of DFV workers. 

Seminars will be delivered in a hybrid model where possible - register to access the webinar link. 

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