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Intimate Partner Violence Screening
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This ongoing training focuses on the importance of universal, consistent screening for IPV throughout all IHS system facilities. Release Date: 9/1/2016 Expiration Date: 8/29/2017 Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 1 hour (all Staff); 2 hours (Physicians, Nurses, Behavioral Health)

9/1/2016 to 8/29/2017
When: Friday, August 19, 2016
Where: Online - your computer
Contact: Tribal Forensic Healthcare Project

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Intimate Partner Violence Screening

Only 61.5% of women treated in the IHS system reported being screened for IPV. When IPV queries are performed, they are often perfunctory without follow up probing or opportunities for the patient to talk. Screening (and training of staff to screen) is inconsistent and often based upon the provider’s predefined notions of what a victim of IPV “looks like.” This training focuses on the importance of universal, consistent screening for IPV throughout all IHS system facilities.

 

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Target Audience: 

Parts 1 and 2 of this activity have been designed to meet the educational needs of all IHS employees. Part 3 of this activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, and behavioral health professionals involved in the care of victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Statement of Need/Program Overview: 

A recent Emergency Department study found that victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) were rarely identified unless they were transported by police or were voicing a chief complaint of IPV.  If identified, only a fraction were referred to a social worker, assessed for safety, or referred to victim services and IPV queries are often perfunctory without follow up probing or opportunities for the patient to talk. In addition, only 61.5% of women treated in the IHS system reported being screened for IPV. When IPV queries are performed, they are often perfunctory without follow up probing or opportunities for the patient to talk. Screening (and training of staff to screen) is inconsistent and often based upon the provider’s predefined notions of what a victim of IPV “looks like.” This training focuses on the importance of universal, consistent screening for IPV throughout all IHS system facilities.

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Defining IPV across the lifespan
  • Describing ways to create a supportive environment
  • Identifying limits of confidentiality and parameters for mandatory reporting requirements
  • Describing the GPRA IPV/DV screening measure and documenting the results using he EHR, BHS, or paper encounter forms
  • Employing a process for comprehensive screening of IPV patients

Presenters: 

Sarah Tucker, former Project Director, Tribal Forensic Healthcare Training Project

Jenifer Markowitz, Forensic Nursing Consultant

Ryan Garcia, contractor with Data Networks Corporation for Indian Health Services

 

The events listed are provided as a service for providers. SAFEta, the IAFN, and the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women do not endorse any programs listed.

 

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