Healthy Moms, Happy Babies (Creating Futures without Violence) - Lynchburg

Dates:March 15, 2018
Meets:Th from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Location:Human Kind Webster Chapel
Fee: $0.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact the program coordinator to find out if alternative classes are available.

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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 the 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.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe trauma-informed programming.
2. Name two common reactions when caring for survivors of trauma.
3. Name two strategies for promoting self-care related to trauma-informed workplace practice.
4. Describe the prevalence of domestic violence.
5. List two ways domestic violence affects perinatal health.
6. Give two examples of reproductive coercion.
7. Describe a tool developed to educate clients about reproductive coercion
8. Identify two barriers to home visitors doing domestic violence assessment with clients.
9. Describe why universal education using the HMHB safety card is important for helping clients experiencing domestic violence.
10. Describe why the "Relationship Assessment Tool" is a good screening toll for domestic violence.
11. List action steps in a safety plan that a client can take if she feels unsafe.
12. Explain how developing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with your domestic violence agency can enhance home visitation services.


Instructor: Shani Armstrong

Before participating the training, read the learning guide which will be attached to your confirmation email. Read the guide carefully, follow the instructions and complete the activities BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER the training. The activities will support learning and transfer of learning into practice. Share your completed guide with your supervisor for extra support.

Please contact the EIV Program Coordinator at 804-359-6166, ext 204 or if you have any questions. She will respond to your message within two business days through phone or email. Thank you and enjoy your training!

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