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The Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) and the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives (NACM) are partnering with McMaster University on a project to build the capacity of midwives to recognize and respond safely to family violence. The three-year project centres around the development of teaching materials, continuing education trainings, and practical resources. Through this program, we aim to reach thousands of midwives and their clients, with the potential of reaching up to 18,000 people per year. The project is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

About the project

The educational curriculum, professional development trainings, and clinical resources in this project have been created to address the gaps and needs emerging from the Knowledge Assessment Survey on Family Violence. They also reflect consultations with association members and members of the Project Advisory Committee on Gender-Based Violence.

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For more information about Midwives Recognize and Respond to Family Violence, please contact Elvira Truglia, Project Lead, Knowledge Translation for Gender-Based Violence Prevention: