Responding to Intimate Partner Violence in Clinical Settings: a Trauma-Informed Approach

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.50
    • Other: 1.50
    • Chaplaincy Participation: 1.50
    • ASWB ACE: 1.50
  • Cost: $5.00
  • Release: Sep 7, 2021
  • Expires: Sep 1, 2024
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)  30 Minutes
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Carole Warshaw Carole Warshaw, MD
Executive Director, Domestic Violence & Mental Health Policy Initiative
Director, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Needs Statement

Interpersonal violence (IPV) affects 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men in their lifetimes. Approximately 41% of women who experience IPV and 15% of men who experience IPV receive some form of physical injury related to the violence. Of all homicide victims, about 1 in 6 are killed by an intimate partner. Healthcare providers play an important role in responding to IPV in their patients, especially when a trauma-informed approach is applied. 

Target Audience

Physicians, Certified Health Educators, Health Administrators, Health Educators, Licensed Professional Counselors, Professional Chaplains, and Social Workers in clinical practice settings.


At the end of this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Describe a framework for thinking about trauma in the context of IPV
  • Discuss current research on the prevalence and impact of IPV and other trauma with specific attention to the impact on people living with HIV/AIDS
  • Describe the neurobiology of trauma and its implications for clinical practice
  • Describe initial strategies for implementing a trauma-informed approach to IPV


Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA credit
This enduring material is designated for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. (Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity). It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

ASWB ACE credit

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, UK HealthCare CECentral is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. UK HealthCare CECentral maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 general continuing education credits.


The provider of this educational event has designed the program so that it may be considered by participants for use as continuing education to enhance the professional knowledge and pastoral competency of chaplains certified through the Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc.® an affiliate of the Association of Professional Chaplains®.


Faculty Disclosure

None of the planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation. 


This material was developed by the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health (NCDVTMH) and planned and implemented in partnership with UK CECentral and UK Division of Infectious Disease.