Trauma Informed Reporting of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

TraumaInformedReportingTrauma informed reporting begins with recognizing that a report made against a patient’s wishes may lead to feelings of helplessness and frustration. Providers should inform patients about the process of reporting, to help them understand what to expect and involve them in making the report.

This document includes information on reporting domestic abuse to law enforcement, reporting child abuse in homes where there is domestic violence, a sample script, and talking points.

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