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How equipped is your staff to recognize and manage patients who are victims of domestic violence?

One out of every three women treated by your staff is a potential victim of domestic abuse, and your nurses and physicians are expected to determine which of their patients are indeed victims of violence.

Many nurses and physicians ask:

How do I recognize domestic violence before it spirals out of control?

What are the subtle signs of intimate partner violence?

How do I get around the awkwardness of broaching the subject and interfacing with patients who are victims of domestic abuse?

How do I accurately assess intimate partner violence?

Why does pregnancy exacerbate intimate partner violence?

What is the difference between violence associated with substance abuse and violence that is a manifestation of domestic abuse?

Why doesn't she just leave?

How do I see beyond my own personal biases and judgments, which interfere with my seeing her and her situation clearly?

What does one do with the frustration of a patient tossing the referral number, rather than acting on it?

How do I help my patient see what's so obvious-looking from the outside in. How do I shine the light?

What is the impact of domestic abuse on the health of my patient?


The Domestic Abuse Assessment and Clinical Management Training was developed to answer these questions. The programs address domestic violence safety and professional practice issues, and equips nursing and medical staff with clinical skills to most effectively interface with patients who are victims of domestic abuse.

This is not one of your run-of-the-mill domestic violence programs given by a local domestic violence agency. This highly polished, informative presentation addresses the clinical issues most often missing in domestic abuse awareness training.

Domestic Abuse Assessment and Clinical Management Training is a series of three continuing medical and nursing educational programs designed to help healthcare providers recognize domestic abuse and clinically manage patients who are victims of violence.

The training includes the following areas of clinical education:

  • Domestic violence assessment and referral
  • Psychophysiology of battering dynamics and implications for healthcare
  • Therapeutic communication skills that facilitate change

Learning Objectives for Standard Program

  1. List 5 characteristics symptomatic of intimate partner violence (IPV)
  2. Distinguish between violence as a manifestation of IPV and violence as a byproduct of aggressive behavior associated with excessive stress or substance abuse
  3. Describe the relationship between spousal abuse, prenatal abuse and child abuse
  4. Identify 7 examples of the subtle communication patterns of battering relationships
  5. Recognize your personal biases and judgments that you bring to advocacy interactions and experience strategies for being expectation and judgment-free with those you serve
  6. Discuss and demonstrate the essential keys to shining the light on domestic abuse and facilitating another in uncovering their own inner truth

The Domestic Abuse Assessment and Clinical Management Training programs are based on over 25 years of clinical healthcare expertise in psychology and therapeutic communications, and an extensive knowledge base in child abuse and intimate partner violence. The training programs are delivered by a licensed clinical psychologist and professional speaker, familiar with the healthcare provider's needs with respect to this patient population.

The recipients of these programs are physicians and nurses in family practice, internal medicine, orthopedics, emergency medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology.

The Domestic Abuse Assessment and Clinical Management Training is available in several formats for hospital in-service education, healthcare conferences and workshops, and government health and social service training programs nationwide.

All programs are customized to support the specific objectives of the event. Continuing medical education and continuing nursing education units apply.

"The presentation was powerful and informative."


Kathy McGuinn, Director, Quality & Education, George Washington Hospital, Washington DC

"The three keys to shining the light on domestic violence really give the helper a concise way to understand important clinical concepts."


Sheryl Tyson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Psychosocial and Community Health, WA

"It gave me confidence and tools to help people recognize relationship violence."


L.N., Social Worker, Department of Social Services, Rapid City, SD

"The program helped me see how my judgments get in the way of the patient finding their own answers."

RN, Maternal Child Health, Douglas WY

"The program provides an excellent tool for assessing domestic abuse."

Teresa Nirider, RN, Public Health Nurse, WY


Domestic Abuse Assessment and Clinical Management Brochure

Domestic Abuse Assessment and Clinical Management Syllabus


Contact Us for a Sample Program Outline


To Schedule a Domestic Abuse Assessment and Clinical Management Training program for your hospital or healthcare organization, please Contact Us.

Keynote

The Most Dangerous Myths about Family Violence: Keynote

Why Does Pregnancy Exacerbate Intimate Partner Violence?
Clip 3:30min


Seminar

How to Help Patients Recognize Domestic Abuse: Seminar

Essential Clinical Skills: Countertransference as an Impediment to Patient's Personal Perception
Clip 5:16min


Helping Patients Access Their Inner Voice

Department of Health Nurses Seminar
Clip 3:51


Training


To Schedule a Domestic Abuse Assessment and Clinical Management Training program for your hospital or healthcare organization, please Contact Us.


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