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Materials from Women's Health Goulburn North East, Australia

Here is the link to Women's Health Goulburn North East's training package for identifying and responding to family violence after disasters (www.whealth.com.au). The package was developed after research conducted with women and workers after the 2009 Victorian Black Saturday bushfires which found that family violence increased in the aftermath of this disaster. Though the resources include local references, the structure can be easily adapted to incorporate a country or region's own statistics and contact/help lines. Please feel free to use any part of this package.

Women's Health Goulburn North East 2011 Beating the Flames: Women escaping and surviving Black Saturday. Edited by Debra Parkinson and Claire Zara

Women's Health Goulburn North East 2011 The way he tells it: Relationships after Black Saturday Written by Debra Parkinson, and based on interviews by Debra Parkinson and Claire Zara

See also Women and Disaster Information Sheets from Women's Health Goulburn North East, Australia here.

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