Working with LGBTI People: Intimate Partner and Family Violence

While we know that intimate partner and family violence are risks in any relationship, for LGBTI people it may be more invisible because of the compounding impact of LGBTI relationships being less recognisable to service providers.

However, there are several key things agencies working with LGBTI people can do to improve the ways they work with these issues that will raise awareness about the patterns of violence particular to LGBTI relationships, and will help address poor disclosure rates from people in violent relationships who may need specialised assistance.


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