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Watch this Telly Award winning video produced by the Family Violence Prevention Fund. This video demonstrates how to address intimate partner violence in the medical setting.
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The Voices of Survivors
Watch this video written and directed by Dr. Christina Nicolaidis. Domestic violence survivors describe their experiences and their suggestions for improving the healthcare response to domestic violence.
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Transforming Vicarious Trauma: A Training Curriculum by LEAP
Vicarious trauma is the process of change that care providers undergo as a result of their exposure to patient experiences of violence, abuse, and trauma. This training module can be used to address the adverse effects of this process on care providers and staff. The module includes all the content needed to conduct a 1 to 1.5 hour training on vicarious trauma (Items 2-5). We have included "Facilitating Discussion about Vicarious Trauma" (Item 1) which provides the materials for a full-day curriculum that can be used to "train the trainers" who will go on to facilitate the 1-1.5 hour clinic training sessions: