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1800RESPECT publishes a newsletter for workers and professionals in the sector four times a year. Workers and Professionals Connect contains information about the latest activities from our service as well as sector news and an events calendar. Subscribe to the newsletter to have it delivered to your inbox and receive invitations to 1800RESPECT events.

Workers and Professionals Connect

Summer newsletter

Welcome to the summer edition of Workers and Professionals Connect, the newsletter for 1800RESPECT.

This month we feature a case study from the very well-attended, webinar on image-based abuse, as well as news from 1800RESPECT and updates from across the sector.

Last year we announced that the new 1800RESPECT website is now live in its Beta testing environment. We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback on the new, trauma-informed website and are gearing up for the switch to the fully live state .

If you would like to provide feedback on the Beta environment there is still time. We welcome your comments and input via the link from the homepage.

The new website was designed by applying the Practice Guidelines for Trauma Informed Care and Service Delivery, developed by the Blue Knot Foundation. You can find out more about how the guidelines were applied to the digital space in our upcoming webinar in February.

All of our past webinars can be accessed via our webinar archives, and all presentations are available to view or download. You can also view the webinars at any time on the 1800RESPECT YouTube channel.

Webinar case study

We’re pleased to include the follow-up case study from our July Workers Webinar, More than ‘Revenge Pornography’: The Prevalence, Impacts and Available Responses to Image-Based Abuse in Australia. The webinar was one of our most well-attended to date and was presented by Dr Asher Flynn, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Sciences, Monash University, and Dr Nicola Henry, Associate Professor and Vice-Chancellor's Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Global Research, RMIT University.

If you missed the webinar you can watch it online or find out more about recognising and responding to image-based abuse.

Case study: Image-based abuse

Zainab is a 24-year-old law student. She grew up in Lakemba in New South Wales and moved to Glebe when she was 18. Zainab began a relationship with a fellow university student, Sam, when she was 19. Zainab and Sam were together for almost three years. During their relationship, Zainab and Sam consensually photographed several of their sexual encounters. 

Towards the end of their relationship, Sam started acting quite jealous. He threatened to distribute the photographs of Zainab to her family, friends and around the university if she left him for anyone else.

Read the full article online.

The 1800RESPECT Workers Webinars can be used as professional development and all attendees receive a certificate of attendance, as well as links to webinar materials and recording, after the event.

Apply to add or edit your service

The 1800RESPECT service directory connects people experiencing violence or abuse to a wide range of services in their state, territory or local area. It is available on the 1800RESPECT website or the Daisy app.

If your service is not listed you can apply to add your service.

To edit details of your service, click on your listing in the service directory and then click 'contact us to suggest an edit'.

Raise awareness of 1800RESPECT

To raise awareness of the important services provided by 1800RESPECT, we encourage you to include a referral on your website. Please cut and past this up-to-date information and referral, directly to you website.

1800RESPECT is the national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service. It provides support for:


  • People experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, sexual assault, domestic or family violence
  • Their friends and family
  • Workers and professionals supporting someone experiencing, or at risk of experiencing sexual assault, domestic or family violence

1800RESPECT is a confidential service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit 
In an emergency, call 000.

To include the 1800RESPECT high resolution logo on your website please contact 1800RESPECT.

Frontline Workers Toolkit

Developed in consultation with sector experts the 1800RESPECT Frontline Workers Toolkit contains good practice information and resources, educational videos and webinars.

Register online for the Frontline Workers Toolkit to customise and share these professional resources.

1800RESPECT is a confidential telephone and online service that supports people affected by sexual assault, domestic or family violence. In addition to providing information, referral and counselling for people experiencing violence and abuse, 1800RESPECT also supports workers and professionals

You can contact the service any time of the day or night for information and support, including resources for recognising and responding to domestic and family violence as well as support with work-induced stress.

Through our digital channels, we deliver content across a range of platforms including the 1800RESPECT website, the Frontline Worker’s Toolkit and the Daisy app.

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