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LEAP Resources

Training Materials

NEW: Listen to our podcast Transforming Vicarious Trauma: A discussion about LEAP’s training curriculum with creator Greg Merrill, LCSW

Screen to End Abuse video

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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Copyright 2003–2010 by Family Violence Prevention Fund. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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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All rights reserved to Christina Nicolaidis, MD, MPH.


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: