To be viewed as a continuum:








And Beyond

* HHS Award to conduct Domestic Violence Education Project (Project MCJ#116084-01)

* ACNM Board of Directors creates Ad Hoc Committee on Domestic Violence (later, Violence Against Women)

* Committee recommends and BOD approves ACNM Position Statement on Violence Against Women

* ACNM Board of Directors recommends skills in Domestic Violence for all Midwives: Core Competency (ACNM web site:

* DVEP activities and products in development: Video and manual on clinical skills; education materials for the public (video funded by Pharmacia & Upjohn Foundation)

* Continuing Education activities for ACNM members begin: Regional workshops using the tools; Training of Trainers workshops; workshops and education sessions at the ACNM Annual Meeting and Exhibit

* Nurse-Midwifery Education Programs required to include domestic violence education in teaching and clinical skills development

* ACNM Certification Council (ACC) begins including item(s) about domestic violence in Certification Examination for CNMs/CMs

* Journal of Nurse-Midwifery Home Study issue (Vol. 41, No.6) on domestic violence. ACNM members and others able to earn continuing education units

* Continuing Education Workshops continue

* Proposal developed, together with the International Confederation of Midwives, for a project to work with midwifery associations in developing countries on the issue of domestic violence

* Domestic Violence Education Project ends in October, with wide dissemination of materials to other groups and to the Maternal and Child Health Clearinghouse

* ACNM presents a paper on domestic violence and the role that midwives and midwifery associations can play at the Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives in Manila, the Phillipines

* Ad Hoc Committee on Violence Against Women begins work on position statement on female genital mutilation (cutting)

* ACNM Board of Directors and membership approve position statement on female circumcision

* ACNM presents at technical consultation on domestic violence sponsored by International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) in Naples, Italy

* The ACNM’s Domestic Violence Education Project: Evaluation and Results Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, Vol. 45, No. 5

* ACNM’s annual meeting and exhibit, 2001, with several sessions on violence against women

FIGURE 4.2 The American College of Nurse-Midwives activities and work in domestic violence: a timeline. Source: Vivio et al. (2000). Reprinted with permission.

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