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Outcomes of Short Course Interprofessional Training in Domestic Violence and Child Protection

NCJ Number
245983
Journal
Violence Against Women Volume: 19 Issue: 11 Dated: November 2013 Pages: 1370-1383
Author(s)
Eszter Szilassy; John Carpenter; Demi Patsios; Simon Hackett
Date Published
November 2013
Length
14 pages
Annotation

The interrelationship between domestic violence and child protection is well established, yet deficiencies in interprofessional collaboration have been reported and training is advocated as a solution.

Abstract

The interrelationship between domestic violence and child protection is well established, yet deficiencies in interprofessional collaboration have been reported and training is advocated as a solution. This study evaluates the outcomes of short interagency and interprofessional training in domestic abuse. Participants' attitudes and knowledge were assessed using a self-report scale and compared in a double-baseline time-series design. Participants N = 177 were recruited from a range of agencies in England. There were consistent, statistically significant improvements in participants' attitudes, knowledge, and self-confidence between the start and end of course p < .001. The long-term outcomes of training and the implementation of learning, however, remain uncertain. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage.