Webinar: Telehealth Visits: Increasing Safety for People at Risk for Abuse

Title: Telehealth Visits: Increasing Safety for People at Risk for Abuse
Date: Thursday, June 25th, 2020
Time: 12-1:30pm Pacific/ 1-2:30pm Mountain/ 2-3:30pm Central/ 3-4:30pm Eastern

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Download FUTURES’ Telehealth Recommendations and Clinical Pathway.

View the webinar recording (START: 0:24)

The coronavirus pandemic and consequent stay-at-home and other physical distancing measures have increased danger for those at risk for or experiencing family violence. Shifting non-emergent health encounters to telehealth platforms offers unique opportunities to provide trauma-informed care and to connect in new ways with adults and children who may be experiencing abuse. Telehealth and virtual visits also present new challenges related to privacy, safety and digital health equity.

This webinar will feature closed captioning and will be recorded for later viewing.

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This webinar is CME eligible for MDs/DOs/Physicians.

Learning Objectives:

This National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse (NHCVA) webinar will:

  1. Examine challenges, opportunities and guiding principles for telehealth and other virtual visits through an equity and trauma-informed perspective;
  2. Highlight inequities in digital health tools and opportunities to apply an equity framework in an era of expanded patient access to data and care;
  3. Describe a clinical provider’s experiences around transitioning to telehealth visits; and
  4. Introduce resources that can guide optimal approaches to promote safety and well-being through virtual visits.


Dayna Long, MD, FAAP, Pediatrician and Director, Center for Child and Community Health, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
Jorge A. Rodriguez, MD, Clinician and Investigator at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston MA
Lisa James, MA, Director of Health, Futures Without Violence and NHCVA Member
Facilitated by: Elaine Alpert, MD, MPH, Massachusetts Medical Society and NHCVA Member

Questions? Please contact NHCVA Staff: health@futureswithoutviolence.org

This webinar is supported by the National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence (HRC) and the National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse (NHCVA)The HRC is funded by a grant from the Family Violence Prevention & Services Program, Family & Youth Services Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Futures Without Violence’s HRC  is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physician – MDs and DOs. The HRC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity, and are responsible for verifying the acceptance of education units with their respective accreditation boards.