Enhanced Training on Handling Violence Against Women and Children (EnTHAWC)

Enhanced Training on Handling Violence Against Women and Children (EnTHAWC)

4Rs Training: Recognition, Recording, Reporting and Referral

OVERVIEW

The Enhanced Training in Handling Abused Women and Children (EnTHAWC) is a 2.5-day continuing professional development program (CPD) for physicians, social workers, police officers, mental health professionals, nurses, lawyers, and other allied health professionals involved in women and child protection work. This is highly recommended for all human resources for health from government, non-government organizations (NGOs), and private institutions.

EnTHAWC is compliant with outcome-based education (OBE) training design mandated by the Professional Regulation Commission. It models the integration of the following programs:

  1. Problem Based Training Manual on the 4Rs (Recognizing, Recording, Reporting, and Referral) of Women and Children Abuse Cases for Pediatric, Obstetrical and Gynecological Residency Program currently being managed by the Family Health Office (FHO), Department of Health
  2. Problem Based Training Manual on Protection of Women and Children from Domestic Violence for Other Hospital Personnel currently being managed by the Family Health Office, Department of Health
  3. Multidisciplinary Team Training on Violence Against Women and Children currently being managed by the Child Protection Network, Inc. (CPN)
  4. Administrative Order 2013-0011: Revised Policy on the Establishment of Women and Their Children Protection Units in all Government Hospitals being implemented by the Department of Health (DOH)

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcome 1: Professional manage Clients

Competency Standards:

Elicit age-appropriate and accurate history / gather relevant and accurate data to establish abuse

  1. Perform comprehensive physical examination
  2. Determine necessary diagnostic tests
  3. Arrive at correct diagnosis and differentials
  4. Perform accurate clinical procedures
  5. Formulate an effective and evidence-based treatment and management plan
  6. Coach the clients and their support persons or families on effective rehabilitation and therapy
  7. Accomplish the standardized documentations in handling the case
  8. Refer to appropriate offices and professionals
Learning Outcome 2: Communicate Effectively

Competency Standards:

  1. Establish effective rapport
  2. Explain clearly the management plan to the clients and their support persons
  3. Effectively convert professional findings and recommendations to lay language that the clients and the general public can understand
  4. Develop effective information and education communication resources especially designed for target clients and communities
  5. Submit comprehensive documents as required by the Women and Children Protection Unit (WCPU) and other agencies

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

Physicians who complete this training should be able to:
  1. Recognize abuse in clients through:
    1. Proper children- and women-sensitive history taking
    2. Systematic physical examination
  2. Record all the pertinent information in establishing the presence and validity of abuse
  3. Formulate a medical management plan
  4. Use multidisciplinary approach in handling clients
Social workers who complete this training should be able to:
  1. Recognize abuse in clients through:
    1. Eliciting relevant information
    2. Determining safety and risk factors
  2. Formulate an assessment and appropriate plan of management
  3. Produce an accurate social case report
  4. Use multidisciplinary approach in handling clients
Police officers who complete this training should be able to:
  1. Recognize abuse in clients through:
    1. Ask developmentally-appropriate and gender-sensitive questions
    2. Identify evidence with probative value
  2. Produce accurate and court-admissible sworn statement and affidavits
  3. Assist victims, families, and other members of the multidisciplinary team in handling domestic violence cases