The Maryland Health Care Coalition Against Domestic Violence offers trainings to health care providers and allied professionals that address best practices in responding to abuse, as well as trainings on a variety of topics related to intimate partner violence and health, such as pregnancy, strangulation, and HIV/AIDS. Our expert trainers and Training and Outreach Specialist work to tailor the presentation specifically for each group and organization, and provide technical assistance and follow-up. Coalition trainings offered in Maryland are free, based on availability and grant-funding. The Coalition also hosts seminars on intimate partner violence-related topics of interest to the health care community, presented by nationally-recognized experts in the field.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits, as well as Category I and II Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits for Social Work may be available.
Training sessions cover a variety of topics including:
- Health care response to intimate partner violence
- Incidence, prevalence and dynamics of abuse
- Adverse health consequences
- Screening guidelines
- Advocacy and empowerment
- Crisis intervention, local resources
- Risk assessment and safety planning
- Reporting requirements, confidentiality
- Non-fatal strangulation in intimate partner violence
- Pregnancy and intimate partner violence
- Intersection of intimate partner violence, HIV and sexually transmitted infections
For more information about the free trainings in Maryland, contact us.