How to Use this Training Module

We envision this training module to be used to educate and facilitate learning about the different types of violence which patients may face together with the impact and consequences upon the individual and their family. It also aims to raise awareness of the symptoms and signs violence can present with and what we can do to help protect those who are at risk or who are violence victims.

The module has 35 cases which have been grouped by region and theme. These have been put into PowerPoint so they can be readily used for presentation. There are factsheets on the types of violence and a range of resources. The module can be used in a variety of ways

  1. Self-directed learning for healthcare providers by reading through the cases, information sheets and other resources
  2. As teaching presentations. Cases can be selected by region or theme
  3. To run workshops

We hope that you find these resources useful and that you are able to integrate the knowledge gained into your day to day clinical practice.

Objectives and Case Goals:

  1. Recognize patient may have issues with violence when they are presenting with a variety of symptoms.
  2. Once a patient discloses that they have violence concerns, utilize a trauma informed approach to the consultation.
  3. Be aware of the immediate priorities following disclosure of violence, including making a safety plan.
  4. Connect with the variety of resources in your area and international support for survivors of violence.
  5. Develop approaches to screening for domestic violence.
  6. Identify risk factors for violence including refugees, poverty, elderly, lack of family support, substance abuse.
  7. Recognize and identify culture as a separate category of risk requiring special training.
  8. Consider the role of men and boys in prevention and treatment.
  9. Identify and address the long term needs of abuse survivors.