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RAV Webinar Recording: Responding to Sudden Disclosures

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This pre-recorded webinar runs for 1.5 hours and can be purchased online and accessed at any time.


This webinar recording is a conversation about the challenges and successes of raising awareness about family violence through action.


About the presenters

Jacinta Hawgood

Ms Jacinta Hawgood BSSc, BPsy(Hons), MClinPsy (MAPS, MCCLP) Jacinta Hawgood is a Senior Lecturer and Program Director of Suicidology at the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention, Griffith University, where she has worked for over 20 years. She is a clinical psychologist and suicidologist who has devoted her career to understanding the suicidal pain and experiences of those with lived experiences of suicide. Her research and clinical interests are in psycho-social, person-centred suicide risk assessment processes, personal suicide stigma, the impacts of client/co-worker suicide on the worker, and suicide prevention training design and evaluation. Her PhD (candidate) is in the area of suicide risk assessment and the feasibility and validity of the Systematic Tailored Assessment for Responding to Suicidality (STARS) interview protocol. She is the lead author of STARS protocol published first in 2015 and most recently updated in 2018. Jacinta has provided expert advice and guidance on suicide risk assessment, and other suicidology topics to state and national government departments and private organisations. She has presented research findings at a range of state, national and international conferences and has co-authored and edited a book, book chapters, and numerous peer-reviewed articles and government report in the field. Jacinta is a non-executive Director of the Board of Suicide Prevention Australia, and Mates in Construction (Qld/NT), and a member of several national and international advisory boards regarding suicide prevention.

Martina McGrath

Martina identifies as a person who continues to find ways to thrive while living with mental health challenges, suicidal thoughts, attempts and substance misuse. Martina is enrolled in a PhD program at the Centre For Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and also works part-time as Lived Experience Consultant. Nationally, Martina is recognised as a highly regarded lived experience leader in the suicide prevention and mental health sectors. Martina is also a founding co-chair of the newly established International Association of Suicide Prevention LGBTQA+ Special Interest Group, a member of Suicide Prevention Australia’s Research Advisory Committee and a member of Griffith University’s Suicidology Industry Advisory Board.


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