Health Education for Women and Children: A Community-Engaged Mutual Learning Curriculum for Health Trainees

Date of Review: November, 2018

This MedEdPORTAL resource engages health trainees in providing health education for mothers and children who have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV).  Health trainees learn about IPV by teaching mother and child survivors of IPV a series of health education modules. The resource largely focuses on the creation and implementation of a series of health modules that are delivered to survivors of IPV living in a transitional housing program. Health professional learners were then encouraged to learn how best to support women and children through IPV survivorship directly from the survivors’ narratives and experiences, with an end goal of imparting the health trainees with skills to mitigate existing health disparities in these groups.   For educators focused on community engagement, this resource describes a community-centered approach to engaging health learners in efforts that are co-created by community partners.   The approach requires faculty advisors who are familiar with community-based participatory efforts and health education and learners who are able to maintain relatively long-term engagement (i.e. at least a year) within the community.  —Brigid Dolan, MD, NCEAS & Katy Wright, PhD, NCEAS

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Stanford University

Where Was the Curriculum Implemented?

San Jose, CA

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Outcomes that Have Been Reported for the Curriculum:

Learner Satisfaction or reaction

Outcome and Study Design:

Post Only

Level of Learner Assessment:

Self-reflection, blogging with rubric

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