Domestic Violence Identifying Abuse Florida
Domestic Violence and Identifying Abuse Florida
Credit hours/CE: 2
MaryLou Austin, RDH, MS, Health Science Editor
Michelle Jameson, MA, Health Science Editor
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Understand risk factors for domestic and intimate partner violence (IPV)
- List the signs and symptoms of domestic violence, including dental evidence.
- Discuss appropriate documentation in cases of suspected domestic violence.
Domestic violence is a major public health problem in the United States. It is classified as a crime in all fifty states. Domestic violence refers to physical, verbal, psychological, sexual or economic abuse used to exert power or control over someone or to prevent someone from free choice. Dental professionals need tools to help them identify signs and symptoms of domestic violence. This course reviews signs and symptoms of domestic violence and assessment tools used to identify victims encountered in dental practice.