JCU Events Dentists and Domestic Violence Lecture

JCU Events

Tue, 19 Jun 2018

Dentists and Domestic Violence Lecture

Townsville, Cairns, Mackay

When: 19 June 18, 7pm -- 8pm

Where: At James Cook University
Room 040.105, Building 40 - Padua Theatre, Townsville Campus
Room A3.3, Building A3 - Crowther Theatres, Cairns Campus
Where: JCU Mackay Tutorial Room 4

Recognise, Respond & Refer

Amanda Lee-Ross, Dr Ann Carrington and Dr Felicity Croker from JCU Dentistry present “Dentists and Domestic Violence – Recognise, Respond and Refer”, a CPD session which will provide oral health professionals foundational information to guide their practice with patients who are experiencing domestic violence. The session will cover the following content.

  • Context – Reality, myths & definitions
  • Recognise – Indicators & screening
  • Respond – Courageous conversations & documentation
  • Refer – Responsibilities and rights

Following this session participating dentists will be able to recognise the relevance of domestic violence to their practice and the unique positioning they have to respond. Further, dentists are encouraged to contribute to change by responding to this significant health and social issue. Possessing the courage and skills to have the difficult conversation could make a significant difference to a patient’s quality of life and may prevent a death.

This session is worth one CPD point.

Registrations are essential. Register here.

About the presenters

Amanda Lee-Ross

Amanda Lee-Ross has been the CEO of Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service since 2002 and also convenes the Cairns Collective Impact on Domestic and Family Violence which has been running since 2007.  She holds a BA (Hons) in Politics, a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Health Services) and a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment.  She held the position of Secretary to the Queensland Domestic Violence Services Network (QDVSN) from 2004 to 2012 and became the Convener of QDVSN in 2016.  She was a member of the Queensland Ministerial Advisory Council on Domestic and Family Violence (MACDFV) 2008-2009 and the Queensland Domestic and Family Violence Strategy Implementation Advisory Group (DFVSIAG) 2010-2012. Amanda has presented a number of conference and forum papers including “Good” girls gone bad: An evidence-based framework for addressing the coping behaviour adopted by women reacting to domestic violence (2nd International Women’s Conference, Cairns Institute, 2012) and Wading Through Molasses: the unintended outcomes of a non-systemic approach to family law, child protection and domestic violence legislation, (Putting Safety First Forum, Central Queensland University, 2009).

Ann Carrington

Ann Carrington, Ph.D., BSW (Hons), is a Lecturer in Social Work at James Cook University. Her practice experience has been predominantly with those who have experienced domestic violence and/or sexual assault. She developed the ‘Vortex of Violence’ practice model for working with women who have experienced domestic violence as published in the British Journal of Social Work. She continues to research and write in the area of domestic violence, violence against women, integrated responses and other social and gendered issues. She is currently working in collaboration with JCU Dentistry and Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service in the design, delivery and evaluation of curriculum that teaches dentistry students how to recognise, respond and refer in cases of domestic violence. She led a research project that explored the influence of discourse and construction of domestic violence in collaborative community responses that identified the need for new emerging discourses to counter the dominant discourse in this area. Other areas of research and practice interest are curriculum development and design and social work pedagogy as it relates to interpersonal skills development and technology and social media.

Dr Felicity Croker

Dr Felicity Croker is a Senior Lecturer in the JCU College of Medicine and Dentistry.  Informed by over 30 years of clinical practice, teaching, research and consultancies in regional, rural and remote communities within Australia and the Asia Pacific, Felicity is strongly committed to educating a socially accountable health workforce who can contribute effectively to under-served communities within the tropics.  Felicity is passionate about growing ‘fit for purpose’ dental graduates for this region.

Felicity has applied a broad interprofessional focus to teaching and research roles across disciplinary boundaries and campuses while working with social and health sciences, Indigenous health, education, public health, medicine and dentistry.

Current research projects focus on rural oral health, dental graduate intentions and destinations, and developing dental students’ capacity to respond to domestic violence and medical emergencies.

Previously, Felicity has contributed to the NHMRC Longitudinal Indigenous Health project, Queensland Health’s rural and remote training and chronic disease initiatives, Northern Territory health workforce review and planning, and the NHMRC partnership project Engaging Rural Communities in Oral Health.  Felicity continues to contribute to rural health and regional development advisory committees.

Contact details:

Carly Vizzard | carly.vizzard@jcu.edu.au | 07 4232 1278