A site for Missouri healthcare providers & friends who care about domestic violence & health

Who is Missouri HCADV?

This site is for people who care about intimate partner violence and health — healthcare providers and professionals, domestic violence advocates, researchers, students, survivors of violence.  I am a nurse and violence prevention scientist, and this is one of my spaces for sharing information and resources I encounter.  Since I’m in Missouri and I talk to a lot of healthcare providers, advocates, and survivors in this state, I share lots of stuff specific to this area, but I also share national and international resources and information as well.

Why should anyone care about this issue? First:  violence and trauma histories are common, they affect health, and  — although healthcare provider training, board exams, and institutional policies often fail to reflect this reality– healthcare providers can make a tremendous difference for their patients who are violence survivors.

What is this site for?

  • To share evidence-based information on domestic violence and its impact on health
  • To share information on local, regional, and national training/continuing education opportunities about domestic violence for providers, advocates, and students
  • To increase our individual capacity (and that of our organizations) to address domestic violence and help survivors.

This site does not provide crisis services.  If you need help for yourself or a friend/family member living with violence, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline Click to Chat With an Online Representativefor free, confidential information — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Trained advocates staff this hotline and can help (http://www.thehotline.org/help/what-to-expect-when-you-contact-the-hotline/). How to contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 

How to contact me: If you would like more information about this site or you have resources or information you’d like to share here, please contact me — the site administrator, Dr. Tina Bloom:

  • b l o o m t @ m i s s o u r i . e d u
  • or complete this contact form:

  • I’m also on Twitter: @tinaleebloom .

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