This project was designed to disseminate, expand use, and promote institutionalization of a program to train healthcare professionals to address domestic violence. The program was developed and implemented by the Instituto Mexicano de Investigación de Familia y Población (IMIFAP), a nongovernmental organization that promotes reproductive health. IMIFAP designed an 18-hour workshop, entitled “Health Services Respond to Domestic Violence,” to sensitize health professionals to domestic violence issues and develop strategies for recognizing and managing cases of domestic violence. Following the workshop, strong and significant increases in knowledge about domestic violence and its management in primary healthcare services were found. Workshop participants developed new strategies, program plans, and lists of referral points. They recommended several steps to institutionalize the identification and management of domestic violence cases in primary healthcare facilities.
Pick, Susan and Lydia Miranda. 1999. "Mexico: Training health providers on domestic violence," FRONTIERS Final Report. Washington, DC: Population Council.
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