Virginia Project Connect: Creating Futures Without Violence - Home Visitor - ChesterfieldProject Connect, a groundbreaking multi-state initiative of Futures Without Violence (formerly the Family Violence Prevention Fund), seeks to develop comprehensive models of public health prevention and intervention that can lead to improved health and safety for victims of sexual and domestic violence.
In Virginia, the project's focus lies in family planning and home visiting settings. The Virginia Department of Health’s Division of Pre-vention and Health Promotion, in partnership with the Division of Child and Adolescent Health, the Virginia Home Visiting Consortium, and the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, has developed assessment strategies and tools, training curricula, educational materials and policy/procedure guidance to better enable family planning clinic staff and home visitors to identify and provide support and referral to individuals and families impacted by sexual and domestic violence.
Target Audience: This workshop is one of a series primarily focused on early childhood home visitors but may also be appropriate for others working in a home (non-clinical) setting with families at risk for and/or experienc-ing sexual/domestic violence.
As a result of this training, home visitors will be able to:
List three effects of domestic violence on women’s reproductive health and pregnancies
List three effects of domestic violence on children’s health
Demonstrate two questions to assess whether a client’s partner is interfering with her birth control
Describe how assessment for domestic violence can be integrated into assessment for substance abuse and depression
Identify a resource that can be used to educate parents about the impact of childhood exposure to violence on parenting
Discuss two strategies for supporting mothers and children exposed to domestic violence
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