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Here’s a 3-hour, evidence-based training for healthcare providers (nurses, physicians, social workers) on how to screen patients for intimate partner violence, respond helpfully, and connect them with the right resources.  Students are welcome and so are domestic violence advocates! The same 3-hour training is being offered on two separate evenings in Columbia (8/28/14 or 9/8/14).  Participants can register for whichever date works for them– registration forms are below. Dinner will be provided and CEUS/CMEs are available. This training has been funded by the Verizon Foundation.  More info is available in the registration forms below.  Questions can be directed to bloomt@missouri.edu . 8-28-14 Training Info and Registration Form 9-8-14 Training Information and Registration Form


What are the average person’s attitudes about intimate partner violence? Do people know and understand that relationship violence can happen to anyone?  How many people know a friend or loved one that has been affected by intimate partner violence? And how does this impact how we talk about intimate partner violence and work to change people’s attitudes about it?

This free 1-hour webinar presents results from a survey of laypersons, with a fairly large sample size (N = 900). The survey sample was obtained in California, so the findings may vary somewhat from what people think in Missouri– but we think the findings are still likely to be pretty valuable and interesting.

If you’d like to read more about the survey, here’s a good link:  http://tinyurl.com/c7ankar

Free webinar January 29th @ 1:00 pm Central Time.

Event Title: Changing Attitudes about Domestic Violence, Free BSCF Webinar
Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Start Time: 1:00 pm CST
End Time: 2:00 pm CST

Registration link here: https://blueshield-ca.webex.com/mw0307l/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=blueshield-ca&service=6 – enter the event number 807 468 705.


How do survivors of sexual assault act during an assault and after — what is “normal?” Why do people respond the ways they do– and how can we help them?   Here is a great, free webinar from the National Institutes of Justice. Highly recommended. The webinar is about 90 minutes long and it’s recorded– you can go in and watch it anytime. Learn about the neurobiology of sexual assault — what happens in the body and the mind, and how it affects people’s  behavior and presentation in clinical and legal settings– from one of the top experts on this topic, Dr. Rebecca Campbell.   This webinar will make you a much better advocate for survivors, and if you’re a survivor yourself, may help you understand the physiological roots of your own responses to a violent assault– and accept them as healthy and normal.  Go here to access the webinar: http://www.nij.gov/events/research-real-world.htm.

If you view this webinar, please come back here and tell us what you thought of it.  Was it helpful?  Would you recommend it to others?

From the email we received describing the webinar:

In the latest Research for the Real World presentation, Dr. Rebecca Campbell discusses the neurobiology of sexual assault and the effect trauma has on victim behavior. Is she exhibiting normal post-trauma behavior? Or is she lying?

Dr. Campbell has given this presentation before numerous law enforcement officers. She has several tips that help officers make arrests and strengthen the case.
Rebecca Campbell is Professor of Psychology and Program Evaluation at Michigan State University. For the past 20 years, she has conducted victimology research and evaluation, with an emphasis on violence against women and children. Her work examines how rape crisis centers and the legal, medical, and mental health systems respond to the needs of adult, adolescent, and pediatric victims of sexual assault. Her current work, funded by the National Institute of Justice, focuses on Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) programs and the criminal justice system.

If you’d like to read more about Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners and how they support survivors of sexual assault, Dr. Campbell has an excellent and freely-available article here:  http://www.vawnet.org/Assoc_Files_VAWnet/AR_Sane.pdf

ImageWebinars are COOL. And this one doesn’t cost you a dime. Great for healthcare providers and future ones too.

The Office on Women’s Health (OWH) is sponsoring a series of webinars as a way to keep all State/Territorial Liaisons and OWH partners updated on important women’s health issues. Everyone can participate, so feel free to share this announcement. Great speakers– if you’ve never heard Jackie Campbell– she is THE foremost expert, nationally and internationally, on intimate partner violence and women’s health… so we highly, highly recommend this one.

The Impact of Domestic Violence on the Health and Wellbeing of Women

When: Thursday, September 20th, 2012

2:00 p.m. ET (that’s 1:00 central time)– Webinar is 90 minutes (20 minutes Question & Answer included)

Speakers: Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN

Anna D. Wolf Chair and Professor, Department of Community-Public Health, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Gail Wyatt, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior; Associate Director, UCLA AIDS Institute; Director, Center for Culture, Trauma and Mental Health Disparities

Moderator: ZMarylouise Kelley, Ph.D.

Director, Family Violence Prevention & Services Program, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

After the presentations, we will be taking questions by phone and via email. Please listen in at the start of the call for information on how to submit your questions.

How to access the September 20th Webinar:

In case you can’t tell, we here at MissouriHCADV are big fans of the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence. They describe themselves best:  “MCADSV is a statewide membership coalition of organizations and individuals working to end violence against women and their children through direct services and social and systemic change.”  They do great work all across the state of Missouri.  We highly, highly recommend that healthcare providers and students become members of MCADSV.  Why?

  • it’s dirt cheap — $45 for providers, $25 for students– AND potentially tax-deductible as a professional expense if you itemize
  • you can put it down on your resume as an organization you belong to (great for students who plan on a career in women’s health, in particular)
  • you are stepping up to the plate to show that you support the work that they do
  • you get access to incredible resources which will help YOU in your work– FREE trainings, technical assistance, publications, and manuals; discounted conference registration (they have a fantastic annual conference); regular updates on local & national legislation relevant to violence against women.

To join up, visit here: http://www.mocadsv.org/Become%20a%20Member.aspx

To check out their website & online calendar! www.mocadsv.org

You don’t have to join MCADSV to access their excellent trainings… you can just pay for the trainings as a non-member.  But since the cost of one training = the cost of annual membership, it’s really much more cost-effective to join, because then you access the trainings for free… Along with all the aforementioned benefits.  Here’s a good training coming up:

Register for MCADSV The Basics of Advocacy Fall Course. MCADSV is now offering the basics of domestic violence advocacy in six days of training. You can register for as many or as few dates as you wish.  Each training date requires a separate registration. Trainings are offered in pairs of back-to-back days to reduce travel for those attending multiple trainings. This expanded training allows time for in-depth discussion and processing. We hope that attendees who participate in the entire course will build upon prior skills and development with each new section.

Training is held from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. You may register online at www.mocadsv.org/membership at least a week prior to the training. Space is limited to 40. Breakfast and lunch are provided. The workshop is held at the MCADSV Training Center in Jefferson City. There is ample parking. Please see the attached brochure for more information.

  •  The Nature and Dynamics of Domestic Violence , July 25: Trainer: Laura Zahnd
  • The Nature and Dynamics of Sexual Violence, July 26: Trainer: Jennifer Carter
  • Core Services: Hotline, Crisis Intervention and Safety Planning, September 26: Trainers: Jennifer Carter and Gail Reynoso
  • Prevention as Social Change, September 27: Trainers: Matthew Huffman and Marie Montano
  • Cultural Considerations and Program Accessibility, October 24: Trainers: Angela Lucero and Marie Montano
  • Core Services: Legal and Medical Advocacy,October 25:Trainers: Kelly Martinez and Gail Reynoso

CEUs or contact hours from The University of Missouri are approved for each individual training as well as the entire course.  Attendees will only need to pay the $10 CEU/contact hour fee one time to receive credit for the entire course or any combination of training days!

If you have any questions, please contact MCADSV at (888) 666-1911.

Hmmm…. Interesting!!!  Now accepting applications:  A UC Denver School of Public Affairs program where you can earn a Certificate in Interpersonal Violence and Health Care (CIVHC for short.)  It’s a stand-alone graduate-level certificate– looks like it’s 5 classes and a practicum– which can be taken for academic credit or for continuing education credits.  From their website (http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/SPA/BuechnerInstitute/Centers/CenteronDomesticViolence/DegreesandCertificates/CIVHC/Pages/InterpersonalViolenceHealthCare.aspx) :

“The CIVHC program is designed for health care professionals, students of the health sciences and those who want to further their education and training to become health advocates for victims of domestic violence. Conveniently structured for distance learners, the majority of course work is administered through brief intensive periods of study in Denver. This makes the completing the program feasible for a wide audience.”

How do you like that??!  Sounds pretty cool.  There’s also a certificate for domestic violence studies which is not specifically focused on health & health care.

Injury and violence prevention– including prevention of the consequences of domestic violence — is a key public health goal with a strong foundation of scientific evidence to back it up.  If you’d like to learn more about this, and what the CDC is doing about it, consider this Public Health Grand Rounds offering from the National Center on Injury and Prevention Control.

  • Free to attend
  • Webinars rule… You can do this in your jammies. You don’t even have to brush your teeth!
  • Free CE or CME Units for healthcare providers provided
  • You can attend it live– January 17th, 2012 at 12 pm — or view the archived webcast anytime.

Target audience: Physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, pharmacists, veterinarians, certified health education specialists, laboratorians, others


  1. List key measures of burden of disease involving morbidity, mortality, and/or cost.
  2. Describe evidence-based preventive interventions and the status of their implementations.
  3. Identify one key prevention science research gap.
  4. Name one key indicator by which progress and meeting prevention goals is measured.

Good stuff, y’all!!! 

Link to presentation: http://www.cdc.gov/about/grand-rounds/archives/2012/January2012.htm

Continuing Education Hours:

Register for free CE/CME credits: http://www2a.cdc.gov/TCEOnline

  • The course code  is PHGR10.
  • After February 17, 2012,  the course number will change to WD1640
  • The course will be available for continuing education until January 17, 2014.

ALL Continuing Education hours are issued online through the CDC/ATSDR Training & Continuing Education Online system, http://www2a.cdc.gov/TCEOnline. If you have questions, call Learner Support at 1-800-418-7246 (1-800-41TRAIN), or ce@cdc.gov.

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