This module provides a comprehensive model of public health prevention and intervention to improve health and safety for victims of sexual and domestic violence. The training teaches home visitors how to screen mothers/women for domestic violence (DV) using the evidence-based Relationship Assessment Tool, provide safety planning, and make referrals that meet federal benchmark requirements.
As a result of the training, home visitors will have assessment strategies and tools, training curricula, educational materials, and policy/procedure guidance to better identify and provide support and referrals to individuals and families impacted by sexual and domestic violence.
- Describe trauma-informed programming
- Name two common reactions when caring for survivors of trauma
- Name two strategies for promoting self-care related to trauma-informed workplace practice
- Describe the prevalence of domestic violence
- List two ways domestic violence affects perinatal health
- Give two examples of reproductive coercion
- Describe a tool developed to educate clients about reproductive coercion
- Identify two barriers to home visitors doing domestic violence assessment with clients
- Describe why universal education using the HMHB safety card is important for helping clients experiencing domestic violence
- Describe why the “Relationship Assessment Tool” is a good screening tool for domestic violence
- List action steps in a safety plan that a client can take if she feels unsafe
- Explain how developing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with your domestic violence agency can enhance home visitation services