Intimate Partner Violence

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Training Approach


Massachusetts: Boston Medical Center, Child Witness to Violence Project

Shelter from the Storm; 2000

Mental health clinicians

236-page trainer’s manual; 12-hour curriculum of lectures; small-group discussion; case discussion

Designed to train mental health clinicians to provide services to children and families affected by intimate partner violence

Training materials include training manual, 115 slides on disk, handout containing slide text, additional handouts

Manual contains lecture/facilitator notes, case material, reproducible handouts; bibliography, list of resources, CD-ROM

Modules: domestic violence: principles of empowerment-based practice; impact of domestic violence on children; assessment of children affected by domestic violence; individual and group treatment of children affected by domestic violence; domestic violence; children; the courts; caring for the caregiver

Massachusetts: Children’s Hospital of Boston, Family Violence Task Force AWAKE program (Advocacy for Women and Kids in Emergencies)

Health Care Services for Battered Women and Their Abused Children; 1997

Health care providers

2-hour lecture with accompanying 60-page training manual

Training focus: intimate partner violence; child abuse and neglect

Training topics: definitions; prevalence; dynamics; myths; barriers; signs and symptoms; screening techniques; staff as victims or perpetrators; disclosure; children who witness violence; additional topics on request (personal safety, clinic security, confidentiality, human resources, role plays)

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