Project Connect Idaho

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Project Connect Idaho’s vision is that adolescents seeking health services will be provided with guidance on healthy relationships and a safe environment for supportive, routine assessment of adolescent relationship abuse, sexual violence, and reproductive coercion. And in the event of abuse, adolescent health care providers will effectively respond with trauma-informed services and provide support through meaningful collaborations with community-based domestic and sexual violence programs.

Project Connect Idaho will connect health care providers and local domestic and sexual violence programs. Health care providers have a critical opportunity to provide information on healthy relationships in a safe, supportive, and confidential setting, and identify and support adolescents experiencing relationship abuse, sexual violence, or reproductive coercion.


In partnership with Futures Without Violence we will be hosting one half day training (July 22) and one full day training (July 21); additional information about each training can be found below:

FREE Full-day Health Provider Training

(Strengthening Opportunities for Adolescent Health)

Participants of this training will be better able to:

    • Promote healthy adolescent relationships through universal education in their health settings
    • Provide targeted assessment for adolescent relationship abuse including reproductive coercion
    • Connect patients experiencing violence to community resources
    • Balance adolescent safety and confidentiality with man- dated reporting requirements.
    • Access and provide free evidence based, easy to use adolescent patient education and screening tools

Recommended for primary care and adolescent health providers; school nurses; family planning clinicians, social workers and counselors in health settings, and managers/administrators looking to implement effective evidence based prevention and interventions for adolescent relationship abuse and sexual coercion.

 Register Now
Tuesday, July 21, 2014
9:00am-4:30pm
Click here to register

Strengthening Opportunities for Adolescent Health PDF

Half-day DV Advocate and Program Administrator Training

(Integrating Health Services into DV Advocacy Programming)

This training will increase: knowledge on the prevalence of reproductive coercion (RC), its impact on health, and strategies to reduce reproductive sabotage; skills for RC screening; strategies for supporting staff exposed to violence, and; partnering with health providers.

Recommended for domestic and sexual violence program administrators, advocates, counselors, social workers, and community allies looking to implement effective evidence based prevention and interventions for reproductive and sexual health.

Register Now
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
1:00-4:30pm
Click here to register

Integrating Health Services into DV Advocacy Programming PDF


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The Connection Between Abusive Relationships & Health

Unhealthy adolescent relationships are associated with risk factors and unsafe health-related behaviors including, but not limited to, having sex earlier, increased sexual partners, STIs, unwanted pregnancy, eating disorders, drug, alcohol, and tobacco use and abuse, and mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.


Building Capacity

The Idaho Coalition will be building the capacity of healthcare providers and domestic and sexual violence programs to enhance health care and screening for adolescents who have experienced unhealthy or abusive relationships or sexual assault.

Capacity Building Trainings

  • To learn more, contact Melissa Ruth at

Project Sites

Partners


Find Help

National Dating Abuse Helpline at 1-866-331-9474 (1-866-331-84 53 TTY), visit www.loveisrespect.org, or chat online from 4pm-12am CST. You can launch the live chat by clicking LIVE CHAT bubble.

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