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ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

Oral Health Professionals' Role in Domestic Violence Prevention

Categories: Public Health

Author(s): Lisa Dowst-Mayo, RDH, BSDH, MHA

Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

Educational Objectives

After completing this course, the reader should be able to:
1. Differentiate the various forms of domestic violence and understand long-term health sequelae.
2. Identify the signs of domestic violence and recommend appropriate interventions.
3. Apply the RADAR program to patient management and care plans.

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One in 4 women and one in 10 men will experience sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking in their lifetime. Research has shown that healthcare professionals can play an important role in saving lives by participating in improved identification of and response to domestic violence.

Dental practitioners need to join the medical profession on the front lines of screening for and intervening in domestic violence situations to counter this dangerous public health crisis. Domestic violence occurs across all socioeconomic, educational, racial, and ethnic groups. This course will define domestic violence, discuss its long-term consequences, offer guidance for oral health professionals to assist patients, and provide tools to overcome barriers to intervention.

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

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