Domestic Violence Awareness Program
The Domestic Violence Task Force formed in 2001 as a coordinated effort to educate Baltimore's health care community about domestic violence. A comprehensive approach was implemented to address this serious problem through the following three objectives:
Education through inservicing the Trauma Resuscitation Unit (TRU) nursing personnel on the screening process for domestic violence patients,
Community outreach achieved by hosting an annual domestic violence seminar during Domestic Violence Month in October, and
Research through studying the prevalence and severity of domestic violence cases seen in a trauma center, including the financial burden on the community.
In conjunction with the above objectives, Shock Trauma offers lectures to EMS providers that increase their knowledge in the following areas: awareness of Domestic/Intimate Violence in our society, screening patients of domestic violence, resources available to help victims and what they can do to prevent domestic/intimate violence in their communities.
For additional information, please call 410-328-9833.
This page was last updated: July 30, 2013