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

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1370-1383
JournalViolence against Women
Issue number11
Early online date30 Dec 2013
DateE-pub ahead of print - 30 Dec 2013
DatePublished (current) - 3 Feb 2014


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, self-confidence between the start and end of course (p

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