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

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: