Distance Learning for Dental Hygienists (2010-2012)

Springtide Resources partnered with the Ontario Dental Hygienists' Association to offer training to members on responding to woman abuse. With more than 75% of injuries related to woman abuse occurring above the shoulders, the oral health community is in an excellent position to detect abuse, respond to victims’ needs and make appropriate referrals.

This program provided the Association's Regional Ambassadors with two days of intense training in June 2011. A manual and other resources were developed for the Ambassadors who went on to share information with their local colleagues in workshops across the province in the fall of 2011.

Dental hygienists interested in learning about woman abuse are invited to participate in our online training, "Detect, Respond, Refer: Helping to End Woman Abuse." This final product of the project was designed with the support of an advisory committee of dental hygienists and shelter workers. It is available to both ODHA members and non-members.

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