Journal article

Training on domestic violence and child safeguarding in general practice: a mixed method evaluation of a pilot intervention.

Natalia V Lewis, Cath Larkins, Nicky Stanley, Eszter Szilassy, William Turner, Jessica Drinkwater, Gene S Feder

BMC Family Practice | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Children's exposure to domestic violence is a type of child maltreatment, yet many general practice clinicians remain uncertain of their child safeguarding responsibilities in the context of domestic violence. We developed an evidence-based pilot training on domestic violence and child safeguarding for general practice teams. The aim of this study was to test and evaluate its feasibility, acceptability and the direction of change in short-term outcome measures. METHODS: We used a mixed method design which included a pre-post questionnaire survey, qualitative analysis of free-text comments, training observations, and post-training interviews with trainers and participants. The que..

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