Domestic and Sexual Violence Integration Initiatives

Promoting best practices in prevention of and services related to sexual and domestic violence.

Maternal and Child Health

Coordination of trainings for maternal and child health providers on domestic/sexual violence and how best to respond to client.

Trauma-Informed Care

Promotion of system wide initiatives and policy development regarding trauma informed care.


Incorporation of best practice health care responses to sexual and domestic violence into payment and organizational structures which are changing under health care reform.

Training for Licensed Professionals to Meet Chapter 260 Requirements

As part of the Acts of 2014, Chapter 260, An Act Relative to Domestic Violence, Section 9, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health was tasked with creating a domestic and sexual violence training for professionals receiving licensure from the:

  • Board of Registration in Medicine
  • Board of Registration in Nursing
  • Board of Registration of Physician Assistants
  • Board of Nursing Home Administrators
  • Board of Registration of Social Workers
  • Board of Registration of Psychologists
  • Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professions

In order to meet this requirement, the following online training has been developed in consultation with content experts:

Domestic and sexual violence training experts are encouraged to apply for DPH approval to become a provider of this Chapter 260 training:


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