Training modules for the health sector

Introduction to the topic
Nurses, midwives and doctors can be the first professional point of contact for women, men and children who have been victims of violence. They often seek out health services, even if they do not wish to disclose the abuse or violence involved at the same time. They name medical staff as the professionals they are most likely to trust when it comes to disclosing abuse. It is therefore crucial that the quality of their response is high to ensure that victims of domestic violence have access to the highest attainable standard of health.

Learning objectives
This training platform is designed to equip participants with a comprehensive understanding of domestic violence and the skills needed to effectively address this issue. Participants will learn to recognise indicators of domestic violence, communicate sensitively with victims, and conduct medical assessments while preserving evidence. They will also understand the importance of risk assessment and safety planning, international legal frameworks, interorganisational cooperation, the impact of stereotypes and unconscious bias and self-care in cases of domestic violence.

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Domestic violence in health services and the role of multi-agency cooperation

The video describes the various steps on how to proceed in cases of domestic violence in the health sector.
The video introduces the fictional domestic abuse case of ‘Rita’. It shows how the cooperation with other professionals can look to support Rita best.