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VAN Network Webinar - Clinical yarns during COVID-19


8 July 2020, 12:00pm to 8 July 2020, 01:30pm



Aboriginal colleagues will yarn about how they are providing safe clinical services to clients experiencing violence, abuse and neglect during COVID-19.

Webinar participants will hear from Vickie Fair, Senior Specialist Statewide Educator, NSW Health Education Centre Against Violence.

Vickie is a Biripi Aboriginal woman, mother of six children with kinship cultural connections to Kamiliaroi, who is living and raising her family on Tharawal lands. Vickie holds a Bachelor of Social Work (UNSW), Bachelor of Laws (UNSW) and Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice (NSW College of Law).

Vickie will present reflections on recent changes to clinical practice as a result of COVID-19, from ‘face-to-face’ interventions to the online space, incorporating therapeutic and cultural yarns (focusing on children 7-14 years).

Aboriginal health professionals from Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol, Emergency Department VAN Services, Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Services and Aboriginal Hospital Liaison will also share their practice experience during a panel yarn.


The workshop is for Aboriginal health workers, Aboriginal service partners and non-Aboriginal health and welfare workers who provide services to Aboriginal families and communities.




To participate in the webinar, please choose one of the following options.


Participants on the NSW Health Network

  • There will be a live stream available for this forum.
  • The live stream will only be available for people on the NSW Health network.
  • You can ask questions of the presenters via and enter  #VAN
  • Should you wish to actively participate you should connect to the forum using an alternative option listed below.
  • We encourage participants to book local video conferencing rooms and promote through your facility and networks (internal and external).
  • Livestream Links -

Participants not on the NSW Health Network

  • If you are not on the NSW Health network you cannot use the live stream.
  • You should connect to the forum using the options listed below.
  • We encourage participants to contact your NSW Health colleagues and identify a local video conferencing facility that can be booked for the forum.
  • You can ask questions of the presenters on PEXIP chat or via and enter  #VAN

Please note the forum will be recorded and uploaded later to the VAN Network page.


Equipment needed: webcam and headset (a headset is preferred in a shared office).

  1. Open Chrome Browser and enter this address into the address bar:
  2. Enter your name, the Room ID (4108929) and select the “guest” role.
  3. You can also copy the following the link below and paste into the Chrome Browser or if Chrome is your default browser click on the direct link:


  • Local Health Districts and internal NSW Health video conferencing endpoints can dial into the meeting by dialing: 4108929
  • If you are dialing in externally to the NSW Health Network enter this address into the address bar to join the meeting:

Need help?

If you experience difficulties connecting to the forum, please call the Video Conferencing Support Team on
1300 679 727 or you can email them on

If you require further information please go to the website or contact:
Louise Dever,  Network Manager Violence, Abuse and Neglect on 0417 734 345 or email

Registrations close Tuesday 7 July 2020

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Event Contact

Louise Dever, Network Manager | Violence, Abuse and Neglect (VAN) Clinical Network

0417 734 345