Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) affects many people in Australian society. The people you work with in Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) settings are at heightened risk of being affected by family violence, and you have a unique opportunity to assist them.

This resource aims to provide basic information to assist you in working with clients who may be experiencing domestic and family violence. Asking about violence and abuse is part of your role, and having a basic understanding of the dynamics of DFV will help you to be better equipped to identify and respond to clients who are experiencing DFV.