15. Free IPV Training Resources On-Line

"Screen to End Abuse"

A 32-minute DVD targeting health care providers, providing five vignettes that show how to “incorporate routine screening into a busy medical practice, respond effectively to patients affected by domestic violence, and institute policies and procedures for identifying and responding to DV, including changing the look of a clinical practice to let patients know they are safe to disclose abuse”. To order this free DVD from Futures Without Violence, click here.  

"Preparing your Practice to Address Family Violence" 

A 20-minute training from the American Medical Association that provides tangible steps to address intimate partner violence at any healthcare setting. “This episode explores patient exposure to family violence including child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, and elder abuse. This presentation outlines why physicians don’t address domestic violence, including:

  • Stereotypes of victimized patients and perpetrators
  • Time constraints
  • Liability concerns if incorrect
  • Lack of skills
  • Uncertainty of how to intervene if identified
  • Inability to control victim’s outcome
  • Fear of alienating the patient or family
  • Institutional barriers (click here)

“Podcast on domestic violence, featuring Dr. Brigid McCaw from Kaiser Permanente” 

This 6½ minute pod cast features Brigid McCaw, MD, Medical Director of the Kaiser Permanente Family Violence Prevention Program in Northern California. Dr. McCaw discusses the following:

  • Scope and impact of domestic violence among adults and teens
  • Role of the healthcare setting in addressing domestic violence
  • Signs of an unhealthy or abusive relationship
  • What to do when abuse is recognized (click here). 

"Break the Silence: Stop the Violence"

This 4:12 minute video was released in 2008 by the CDC. “It may shock you to know that one out of every eleven teens reports being hit or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the past twelve months. But why is that, and how can we change it? In "Break The Silence: Stop the Violence," parents talk with teens about developing healthy, respectful relationships before they start dating.