Focus on Domestic Violence
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Selected Materials in the OHRC Library
Durborow N, Lizdas KC, O’Flaherty A, Marjavi A. 2010. Compendium of State Statutes and Policies on Domestic Violence and Health Care. San Francisco, CA: Family Violence Prevention Fund.
This compendium summarizes state laws, regulations, and other activities relevant to addressing domestic violence in health care settings. Topics include fatality review, mandatory reporting to law enforcement by health professionals, insurance discrimination against victims, health care protocols, screening by health professionals, and training for health professionals. Information on state public health programs and funding opportunities is also provided.
Marjavi A, Ybanez V. 2010. Building Domestic Violence Health Care Responses in Indian Country: A Promising Practices Report. San Francisco, CA: Family Violence Prevention Fund.
This report describes a project to improve the health-system response to domestic violence and explains how that work can be replicated. Topics include training health professionals and community advocates, identifying and empowering national experts, instituting sustainable response programs in hospitals and clinics, developing model policies and tools to address abuse and prevent violence, and increasing screening.
Mouden LD. 2010. The Dental Assistant’s Role in Preventing Family Violence (rev.). Cincinnati, OH: Procter and Gamble Company.
This continuing-education course provides information on family violence and the dental assistant’s role in helping to identify and prevent abuse and neglect. Topics include definitions, the problem, demographics, protocols, and local and state initiatives.
Shanel-Hogan KA, Mouden LD, Muftu GG, Roth JR, eds. 2005. Enhancing Dental Professionals' Response to Domestic Violence. San Francisco, CA: Family Violence Prevention Fund, National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence.
This training tool is designed to enhance oral health professionals' response to domestic violence. Topics include clinical signs of domestic violence, routine assessment, documentation and intervention, and action steps. Contents include a fact sheet, a national resource list, and a pocket card with assessment tips. Information on standards, mandatory reporting, and privacy issues is also provided.
University of California San Francisco, Center for Health Improvement and Prevention Studies. 2005. AVDR Tutorial for Dentists: Ask, Validate, Document, and Refer—Intervention for Domestic Violence. San Francisco, CA: University of California San Francisco, Center for Health Improvement and Prevention Studies.
This tutorial is designed to help dentists and dental students recognize and respond to domestic violence. It includes a case study demonstrating how to conduct a four-step intervention as part of a response to domestic violence. Instructional plans for dental education and staff training are also included.
Washington State Department of Health and University of Washington School of Dentistry, Dental Education in the Care of Persons with Disabilities. 2010. Dental Professionals: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect. Seattle, WA: University of Washington School of Dentistry, Dental Education in the Care of Persons with Disabilities.
This fact sheet provides information for oral health professionals in Washington on recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect. It describes physical signs to look for and provides questions to ask the child's parent or other caregiver and possible patterns in answers. Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
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Resource Highlights: Focus on Domestic Violence. October 2012. Updated February 2013.
Reviewer: Lynn Douglas Mouden, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services