Family Violence

  • Define family violence and domestic violence
  • Recognize and list the various types and presentations of family violence and domestic violence
  • Identify and list high risk situations for family violence and domestic violence
  • Understand the concept of patient confidentiality and indications for mandatory reporting
  • Develop and implement an appropriate safety plan including listing of the contents of an emergency exit package
  • List resources available for victims of family violence and domestic violence

Core Resources

About Family Violence - GC

Canada.  Department of Justice.  About Family Violence.  2015.  Available at:

Mandatory and Permissive Reporting - CPSO

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Mandatory and Permissive Reporting. Created 2000. Updated 2012. Available at

How to plan for your safety if you are in an abusive relationship

Canada, P. H. A. of. (2014, August 4). Government of Canada. Available at:

Domestic Violence Safety Plans - Gov QC

Quebec. Safety Plans. n.d. Available at:

Get help with family violence - GC

Canada. Department of Justice. Get help with family violence. 2015. Available at:

Signs of Abuse and Abusive Relationships - HelpGuide

Segal J, Smith M. Domestic Violence and Abuse. 2016. Available at: