Intimate Partner Violence

Sponsoring Institution/ Developer

Title/Release Date


Training Approach


IIllinois: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Abused Women Coalition, Cook County Hospital, Hospital Crisis Intervention Project

Improving the Health Care Response to Domestic Violence; 2000

Primary care internal medicine residents

Lectures; structured small-group discussions; site visit to an emergency shelter

Integrated into residency training program

Intensive, interactive, 8-week elective course, 90 minutes per week; topics include overview of domestic violence; site visit to Greenhouse shelter; identifying, assessing, and intervening with domestic violence victims; working with diverse populations; the batterer; intervening with sexual assault patients; gun/community violence; child abuse; elder abuse and legal issues

Indiana University School of Medicine, National Centers of Excellence in Women’s Health

Domestic Violence Curriculum—Medical Student Edition

Medical students


CD-ROM with a combination of orally delivered didactic material, text material, and resources, plus four video demonstrations of clinical vignettes; includes a a knowledge-based posttest for student evaluation

Kentucky Board of Nursing

Domestic Violence, Recognition, Intervention, and Prevention—A Model Curriculum for Nursing Continuing Education; 1997

All nurses in Kentucky with active licensure

Lecture series (3 hours); 3-hour required continuing education

Four modules: dynamics of family violence (0.5 hours); victims of domestic/family violence (1 hour); prevention and intervention strategies: nursing protocols (1 hour); legal and social mandates (0.5 hours)

Kentucky Governor’s Office of Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Services

Mental Health Intervention in Cases of Domestic Violence: Training Guide and Clinical Manual; 1996, revised 2001

Mental health clinicians

Lecture series (3 hours); 3-hour required continuing education

3-hour training program with 130-page companion manual for participants

Five modules: scope and dynamics of domestic violence; domestic violence as an issue for mental health providers; correlation of domestic violence and chemical abuse; duties of mental health professionals in cases of domestic violence; application of criminal and civil law in cases of domestic violence

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