Medical Professional Training April 10, 2012

Trainings for Providers Working in Medical Settings

BARCC is offering a full-day training session for providers working in medical settings on Tuesday, April 10th from 9:00am-4:00pm.  Register Now.


Experiences of sexual violence have powerful effects on an individual’s mental and physical health, whether the experience was very recent or many years ago. While some patients might seek out care quickly and specifically address the incident with their provider, many others do not. How can you as a health care provider recognize possible signs or symptoms of sexual abuse in your patients, make appropriate referrals to additional medical and non-medical resources, and incorporate a response model into your practice that can help patients’ long-term health outcomes?

The training will include three segments: an introduction to sexual violence across the lifespan; tools for navigating the forensic and medical options for sexual violence survivors and utilizing the statewide forensic information resource website to assist your patients or clients; and responding effectively to patients who’ve experienced sexual violence to promote better health outcomes.

This training is appropriate for providers working across the lifespan.

The fee for the full-day training is $25/person. If you cannot pay this amount, please contact Meg.


  • Melina Muñoz, Bilingual Forensic Legal Advocate
  • Meg Bossong, MS, Community Mobilization Project Manager
  • Stacey Lantz, MA, Community Awareness and Outreach Coordinator


Location: The training will take place at the Family Justice Center, 989 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215.

Traveling by T: Take the Green B line (Boston College) or #57 bus (Kenmore Square-Watertown Yard) to Babcock Street. The FJC is next to the MATCH Charter School on the corner of Comm Ave (westbound side) and Babcock.

Parking: There is metered parking on Commonwealth Ave and some of the side streets near the building. The cost is 25 cents/12 minutes ($1.25/hour). The meters have either two or four hour limits. The parking spots that are painted blue on Commonwealth Ave and Babcock Street are restricted police parking that is strictly enforced.

Public parking is available at the Agannis Arena Parking Garage for $2/hour ($10 maximum) off of Harry Agannis Way. This is 2 blocks from the FJC.

Meals: We will provide coffee/tea and a light breakfast in the morning, and snacks in the afternoon. Lunch will not be provided; there are many good restaurants and market options in the vicinity.

CEUs: While we are not able to offer CEUs, we will provide certificates of completion to all participants. 

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