This course is the fourth of five courses on the clinical management of rape and intimate partner violence in humanitarian settings. This course focuses on first-line support, describes the five elements of the LIVES model (Listen, Inquire, Validate, Enhance safety, and support), and provides you with the knowledge and the skills needed to meet the survivor’s emotional and practical needs.
First-line support is an essential part of the care that you can provide to survivors of sexual violence and intimate partner violence. It is an adaption of “psychological first aid.” First-line support involves responding to women who disclose violence in a way that is supportive, helps to meet their needs and prioritizes their continued safety without intruding on their privacy. First-line support helps to meet the survivor’s emotional and practical needs and may be offered whether a woman chooses to have a physical exam or requires any additional physical or mental care. This course introduces you to the LIVES model of first-line support. This model involves five elements (Listen, Inquire, Validate, Enhance safety, and support).
This course is the fourth course in a five-course series. We recommend to first complete the first three courses
The course consists of videos, presentations, case studies, and quizzes. It focuses on knowledge and skill-building.
Course duration: Approximately one hour.