International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
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International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 4, Issue 4, Part A (2021)

Identification, disclosure and education support of domestic violence and sexual abuse (DVSA) victims

Author(s): Dr. Karali HF, Lam JEH, Chee JCC, Tan JHK, Ch’ng YQ, Chew ZY and Dr. Farhad ES
Abstract:
Aim: Supporting Domestic violence and sexual abuse (DVSA) victims at education paradigm.
Objective: To find practical methods of disclosing, identifying, and supporting DVSA victims in the education paradigm.
Methodology: A phenomenological descriptive literature review study explores what is known from different authors about identification, influence, disclosure tools and support of DVSA victims to clarify the phenomenon, approaches of disclosure tools and victims’ support at education paradigm.
Conclusion: Improving factual knowledge and awareness among students and teachers.
National policies are mandating the teaching of violence prevention in the national curricula, allocation of budgets, and resources.
The need for more comprehensive studies on this subject, educating educators about this paradigm, structuring effective practical disclosure aids, and raising funds and professionals for highly flexible individualised methods of victim’s support.
Recommendations
Tools chosen should consider the target population, screeners’ skills and experience, and the evaluation’s objective and context.
Educators and healthcare providers must ensure that adequate referral and follow-up are provided to those identified through screening to ensure the efficacy of DVSA interventions.
Teacher’s lack of confidence, conviction, and expertise could jeopardise the intended message; educator’s training is recommended.
To establish DVSA forum at educational institutes, starting with the “digital generation” at tertiary education or secondary and lower educational levels. Students can write, discuss, share, and disclose at this forum anonymously. The details are accessed by a specialised individual who can implement policies and communicate with students who disclosed the information or are suspected of DVSA.
Pages: 41-46  |  52 Views  35 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Karali HF, Lam JEH, Chee JCC, Tan JHK, Ch’ng YQ, Chew ZY, Dr. Farhad ES. Identification, disclosure and education support of domestic violence and sexual abuse (DVSA) victims. Int J Adv Community Med 2021;4(4):41-46. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2021.v4.i4a.215
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine