Sexual Violence: Strengthening the Medico-Legal Response

$5.00 | CE Hours:1.00 | Beginning

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CE Course Description

Medico-legal evidence is at the intersection of medical and justice processes.  This CE course addresses key knowledge gaps within and between sectors, to help support service provision and coordination in low-resource settings.

Author:  United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.  (2015).  Strengthening the Medico-Legal Response to Sexual Violence.  United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

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CE Course Objectives

1.  Analyze why documenting an individual’s account of sexual violence is an important component of the medico-legal process.

2.  Explain the knowledge that all of those working in the medico-legal system should possess.

3.  Conclude the role of the healthcare worker during the forensic medical exam.

4.  Describe what a survivor-centered approach means.


CE Outline with Main Points

1.  Facts about sexual violence

2.  Coordination and cooperation

3.  Key stakeholders

4.  Ethics

5.  Competencies

6.  Support and protection for victims

7.  Preparing to gather the story

8.  Documenting the story and responses

9.  Elements of the initial investigation

10.  Minimum requirements for the health facility

11.  Managing the health issues

12.  The forensic medical examination

13.  Medico-legal evidence in sexual violence

14.  Forensic specimens



Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • ACE credit is offered for this course for social workers (followed by ACE approval statement that is currently on every ACE course page) Quantum Units Education, #1289, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2020 – 01/03/2023.

To see other approvals in your state, see our state by state provider approval listings here.


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Added On: 2017-09-18

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