Domestic Violence is a major public health care issue, and health care professionals are often the first, and sometimes the only professionals to see a battered victim?s injuries. Therefore, trained health care providers are in a unique position to help battered victims. Professional organizations, such as The American Medical Association and the College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend routine screening for domestic violence. The Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, in association with the Maryland Health Care Coalition Against Domestic Violence, would like to offer training for your health care professionals so they may better serve these patients.
The Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV), a private, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization established in 1980, is a statewide coalition working to eliminate domestic violence in Maryland through education, training, and advocacy by promoting a coordinated community response with local domestic violence programs; criminal justice and law enforcement agencies; health care and social service providers; faith-based, education, and community organizations; and concerned individuals.
MNADV can tailor the trainings to best suit your needs. Usually we include the dynamics of domestic violence, screening techniques, assessment, effective documentation, and referral information to local programs. We will provide handouts and materials for health care workers, as well as for patients. The length of the presentations varies, and we are more than happy to work with you to present within an allotted time frame.
Thank you for your time and attention,
Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence