Join Catskill District for this two part event on February 21st
6:15pm - 6:45pm: District Meeting
6:45pm - 8:45pm: CE Event: The Physical Therapist's Role in Addressing Domestic Violence
Claudia B. Fenderson, PT, EdD, PCS
Director/Chair Marist College Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
The CDC reports that women experience nearly 5 million intimate partner related physical assaults and rapes and men experience almost 3 million intimate partner related physical assaults annually. The US Department of Justice has estimated that victims of domestic violence receive more than 974,000 physical therapy visits for related injuries. This interactive session will present an overview of domestic violence, specifically intimate partner violence, in the U.S. including demographics, signs and symptoms of DV, and patterns of injury. Common myths pertaining to DV will be dispelled. Barriers to addressing DV, both in terms of the victim and of the physical therapist will be covered. The role of the physical therapist including assessment, referral and documentation will be addressed.
Overview of domestic violence including definitions; incidence; characteristics of abuser and victim; and indicators of abuse 60 minutes
Small group discussion – physical therapist and patient barriers to identifying domestic violence 10 minutes
Physical therapy screening, documentation and referral related to domestic violence; review of legal and ethical issues 30 minutes
Questions and answers 10 minutes
FREE to Members - PT, PTA and Students
$15 for Non-Member PT, PTA or Students - cash or check at the door
This Course has been approved for 2.2 continuing education hours. Partial credit hours cannot be given. Certificates will be emailed.