Family violence during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • 24 June 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Zoom Webinar
  • 150


  • Members of organisations that are affiliated with APATAP may join these sessions for free. This includes the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) and the Association of European Threat Assessment Professionals (AETAP).

    Your membership may be verified with your organisation.

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This webinar will provide brief background information on Family Violence (FV) before outlining what the relevant research tells us about the relationship between pandemics and FV. Current knowledge on the extent and nature of FV during the COVID-19 pandemic will then be explored. This will be followed by advice on what we as threat assessment professionals can do to help people experiencing FV during the current period of social restrictions. A global perspective will be taken. Viewers are encouraged to join the Q&A session that will comprise the final part of the webinar.

Where and When

Date: 24 June 2020

Time: 18:00pm - 19:00pm

Time Zone: UTC+10 (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Learning Outcome

  1. Understand the relationship between pandemics and Family Violence

  2. Understand the dynamics of Family Violence during the COVID-19 pandemic

  3. Suggest ways to mitigate risk


Dr Lorraine Sheridan, Curtin University and President of APATAP

About the presenter(s)

Lorraine Sheridan is a Chartered Forensic Psychologist. The majority of her research is on stalking and Family Violence. Lorraine’s research takes an applied, interventionist angle and she frequently trains professionals involved in investigating and managing stalking and Family Violence. She also advises on policy, and has advised a number of governments. She is a police accredited offender profiler and compiles psychological reports related to offenders.


  • Free for APATAP members
  • $25 for non-members

Delivery mode

Due to social distancing restrictions, all current APATAP professional development sessions will be delivered via Zoom.


One hour (45 minutes presentation + 15 minutes Q&A)DD