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Sheltering In Place, Intimate Partner Violence, and the Healthcare Response Webinar

May 20, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sheltering In Place, Intimate Partner Violence, and the Healthcare Response Webinar
Wednesday, May 20 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM EST | Register

Since the onset of stay-at-home orders throughout the United States in response to the ongoing pandemic, calls to domestic violence hotlines and reports of intimate partner violence have drastically increased. Additionally, increased child abuse/maltreatment cases have been reported.

As part of National Women’s Health Week, HRSA’s Office of Women’s Health and Office of Regional Operations (Region 9) and the Administration for Children and Families, Family Violence Prevention and Services (FVPSA) Program are partnering to host a webinar to provide best practices and resources to healthcare providers and their community partners to respond to the signs of domestic violence, support victims experiencing abuse, and promote resiliency in children during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Introduce the intersections of COVID-19 and violence against women, children, and parents of abused children.
  • Introduce a model for supporting partnerships between healthcare and domestic violence organizations to promote prevention of, and response, to violence.
  • Share a medical provider’s perspective on the response this public health emergency.
  • Provide an overview of approaches and resources to help domestic violence programs and healthcare settings support women, children, and parents facing potential increases in domestic violence incidents as a result of circumstances associated with COVID-19.
    • Provide educational resources related to various forms of violence (intimate partner violence, child abuse, and human trafficking) for audience members to utilize after webinar completion (i.e., national hotline resources, safety-card intervention).


May 20, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


HRSA Office of Women’s Health