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Self-Directed CME Course

Intimate Partner Violence and Dating Violence – Practical Training for Health Providers


One in three women and men experience physical or sexual violence or stalking in their lifetime. In this #MeToo age, healthcare providers should expect more patients to be ready to talk about intimate partner violence. Do you ask your patients about intimate partner violence? Do you know what to do after you ask?

This course is designed to provide training in evidence-based best practices in identifying and responding to patients with intimate partner violence and dating violence. It will be designed as a video-module based online course, with CME available. Course faculty are members of the U-M Injury Prevention Center Training and Education Leadership Team and Core Faculty. The trainings build on work in the U-M Injury Prevention Center and Department of Emergency Medicine.

Course Target Audience

Our materials are for an interdisciplinary audience including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, midwives, social workers, and psychologists.

Meet the Course Team

Andrew Hashikawa, MD

Course Co-Director

Vijay Singh, MD, MPH, MS

Course Co-Director

Quyen Ngo, PhD, LP

Course Co-Director

Course Objectives & Curriculum

The overall objectives of this online self-study CME materials are for healthcare providers to learn to identify and respond to intimate partner violence and adolescent dating violence, both pervasive and with significant health consequences. We will provide a training with lectures and educational readings. These online modules are designed to improve general knowledge, develop practical clinical skills, and practice self-care including trauma-informed methods.

Intimate Partner Violence & Dating Violence

Flexible Learning Path: You will have the ability to select the modules or individual topics that interest you most, viewed on your own time. The course can be followed in a linear or non-linear structure according to your preferred viewing order. Videos will be followed by readings that highlight related content issues. Participants can evaluate the trainings through pre- and post-assessments.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a general knowledge of intimate partner violence and dating violence as a clinical and public health issue
  2. Demonstrate clinical skills appropriate to one’s profession and specialty including the ability to identify and respond to intimate partner violence and dating violence.
  3. Develop practical clinical skills to communicate empathetically with the patient/survivor.
  4. Practice self-care including trauma-informed methods to address personal history with family violence.

Click here [coming soon] to view or download a detailed description of the course overview, expected results, learning objectives, knowledge assessment process, and CME available for providers.

Continuing Medical Education for Providers