Intimate Partner Violence

Sponsoring Institution/ Developer

Title/Release Date


Training Approach



The Many Faces of Family Violence; 1999

Physicians, nurses dentists, social workers

Self-instructional CD-ROM, including printable text and video clips

Physician, nursing and dental continuing education units (20 hours)

Compatible with IBM-PC, not Macintosh computers

Instructional components: introduction and instructions; overview; survivor’s story; dynamics; myths; domestic violence and health care system; recognizing and interviewing victims; documentation; advocacy; therapy and community action; same-sex intimate partner violence; understanding the batterer; elder abuse; child abuse; legal and reporting issues; resource kit for health care providers; resources; references

Minnesota: Allina Health System

Creating a Safe Place: Family Violence Screening in Health Care

Health care providers (primary care, social service, allied health, prehospital)

Modular teaching, including lecture, group discussion, video, clinical scenarios

Training components: Domestic Violence 101: definitions; statistics; dynamics; barriers to leaving; provider barriers; screening; assessment; documentation; community resources; self-care; 18-minute video and accompanying discussion guide; “Creating a Safe Place”; teaching scenarios

Minnesota: HealthPartners Family Violence Prevention Program

Screening and Intervening for Domestic Violence

Ambulatory health care providers and clinic staff

Brown-bag lunch discussions; 26-minute training video

Video: “Domestic Violence—How to Ask and What to Say ” highlights three health care providers inquiring about abuse

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