Domestic Violence Interventions for Medical Professionals. Presented by the American Public Health Association and Speranza Human Compassion Project

Innovation in care delivery methods for the frontline of domestic violence.

3.5 credit hours CME, CNE, CHES, OP, CPH

This course is designed to educate and impact the quality of care physicians and nurses provide to vulnerable populations, specifically women and children victims of domestic violence.

This is the first program series designed exclusively for medical professionals, created by medical professionals, public health professionals, and trained domestic violence experts.

Courses Series:

  • Compassion Care
  • Best Practices I
  • Best Practices II
  • Special Populations
  • Self-Care for Medical Professionals

After participating in this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the role health care professionals play in ending the cycle of violence for victims.
  • Discuss effective mindful care strategies for vulnerable patients who are victims of domestic violence.
  • Define compassion care.
  • Identify ways to advocate for under-served and marginalized women and children.
  • Develop knowledge-building tools to create policies to address domestic violence.
  • Apply quality, practical techniques to effectively enhance relationships with vulnerable patients.
  • Apply practical communication tools to help build meaningful connections.
  • Define why compassionate care is needed to for all victims of violence.
  • Demonstrate practical mindful self-care strategies.
  • Identify special populations that may require a higher level of care.
  • Describe how to care for vulnerable populations experiencing domestic violence.
  • Discuss the importance of self-care for medical providers who care for vulnerable populations.
  • Apply self -care strategies that will directly impact providers self -awareness and effectiveness in patient care

Brought to you by Speranza Human Compassion Project - New York City/Philadelphia and accredited by the American Public Health Association - Washington, DC www.apha.org

Non-Endorsement of Products

As an Accredited Provider of Continuing Education (CE) Credits for Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Medicine (CME), and Public Health (CPH) the American Public Health Association Center for Professional Development (CPD) Unit and its respective Continuing Education accrediting organizations do not endorse any products or services that are displayed or referred to in conjunction with this activity and are not responsible for the actual presentation of content during scientific sessions.

Policy on Disclosures to Learners

Disclosures to Learners
The Speranza Human Compassion Project strives to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its educational programs. All planners, faculty members, moderators, discussants, panelist and presenters participating in this program have been required to disclose any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of this program. This includes relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic. The intent of this policy is to identify openly any conflict of interest so that the attendees may form their own judgments about the presentation with full disclosure of the facts.In addition, faculty is expected to openly disclose any off-label, experimental and/or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentation. Disclosures, Conflict of Interest (COI) and Resolution of COI policies are available via the APHA’s website and in the printed program.

None of the presenters have any relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.

Accreditation statements

Medicine (CME) Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Speranza Human Compassion Project.The APHA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The APHA designates this enduring educational activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s).

Nursing (CNE) Accreditation Statement

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by APHA/PHN, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Health Education (CHES) Statement

Sponsored by the American Public Health Association (APHA), a designated approver of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) to receive up to 3.5 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

Instructions on how to obtain credit

How to Obtain CE Credit
Participants must participate in all five modules and pass the post-test in order to earn credit hours and obtain a CE certificate. A link to the online evaluation is available on the module host site after October 1, 2019 with instructions for access to the CE credit system which can be found on the Course Page Closing Letter. The final online evaluations must be submitted by October 1, 2021 to receive continuing education credit for this activity.

Your Instructor

American Public Health Association
American Public Health Association


Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

To obtain your certificate for 3.5 credit hours CME, CNE, CHES, OP, CPH for this course you will be taken to the American Public Health Association's website to complete a post-quiz and receive your certificate. You must pass the quiz with an 80% pass rate to receive credit.


Questions? Email: [email protected]

This course is closed for enrollment.