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Report Initiatives for Women in the Northern Territory 1983-1993



Report Initiatives for Women in the Northern Territory 1983-1993

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Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Marshall Perron


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V iolence A g a in s t W om en The educa tion of service providers to respond appropria te ly to victim s of dom estic violence an d sexual a ssa u lt includes a c u ltu ra l aw areness com ponen t to ad d re ss the special needs of Aboriginal w om en an d w om en of non-E nglish speak ing background. Sexua l A ssa u lt Referral Centres Sexual A ssau lt Referral C entres in D arw in and Alice Springs provide confidential an d professional crisis counselling and su p p o rt services for the survivors of sexual a s sa u lt and abuse . They focus on th e provision of inform ation an d education to bo th service providers and th e com m unity. W orkshops are conducted in regional cen tres w ith teachers, h e a lth care w orkers, police an d o ther service providers. D om estic Violence Policies an d p rocedures for identifying an d trea ting survivors of dom estic violence are being developed th rough consultative an d advisory g roups coordinated by the Chief H ealth Officer in the D epartm en t of H ealth an d C om m unity Services. The Office of W om en's Affairs p roduced a booklet explaining dom estic violence an d giving details of com m unity resources. It h a s been d is trib u ted to all general p rac titioners in private practice an d to m edical officers in the h e a lth care system . N a tio n a l B e tte r H ea lth P rogram U nder the N orthern Territory com ponent of the N ational B etter H ealth Program (NBHP), the project Aboriginal C om m unity H ealth Prom otion w as com pleted in J u n e 1992. S ubsequently , the 1992-93 N ational H ealth A dvancem ent Program allocated funding to the T itjikala W om ens