Course Details

Course Description

Domestic violence has an impact on many parts of a woman’s life, including her health. This webinar will discuss specific ways domestic violence impacts women’s health, including how it can impact pregnancy. We will also explore why it’s important for advocates to provide basic health advocacy, simple steps that can be taken to strengthen the health advocacy currently being done and how to improve the healthcare response to domestic violence in your community by building relationships with local healthcare providers.

Continuing Education Hours: 1.5

This training has been approved by the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for continuing education hours for state-certified domestic violence shelters for 1.5 credit hour.


  1. Learn how domestic violence impacts women’s health, including reproductive health outcomes.
  2. Define reproductive coercion and birth control sabotage.
  3. Describe health advocacy practices that can be incorporated into domestic violence services.
  4. Describe strategies for discussing women’s health issues with victims.
  5. Understand why building relationships with local health care providers is so important.


Indended Audience

Domestic violence advocates and staff of domestic violence programs.

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