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1 May 2001



- new understanding domestic violence pack launched by CPHVA

At a time when an estimated two women a week are killed by their partners in the UK, the Community Practitioners’ and Health Visitors’ Association is launching its Understanding Domestic Violence training pack which explores the extent of the phenomenon.

The pack is designed to enable community health workers to improve their skills so they can provide more effective support to families affected by domestic violence, by encouraging clients to talk about the abuse and assisting them in seeking the optimum solution.

It is estimated that 25 per cent of women experience domestic violence.

The pack, initially funded by Department of Health, and produced by the CPHVA, provides multi-disciplinary material for trainers to run three one-day workshops.

While primarily designed for health visitors and community nursing staff, experienced trainers may find parts of the pack suitable for other audiences, for example, pre-registration students.

CPHVA director Jackie Carnell said: ‘This training pack will become the standard and an essential tool in understanding the appalling nature of domestic violence in the UK and providing a framework for client-led solutions.’

To coincide with National Breastfeeding Week 14 - 21 May, the CPHVA has published a revised edition of its popular A Beginner’s Guide to Breastfeeding.

It is the ideal booklet for NHS trusts wishing to spread the ‘breast is best’ philosophy and for health visitors conveying vital reassurance to new mothers.

Copies of both publications are available from:
TG Scott Ltd
6 Bourne Enterprise Centre
Wrotham Road
Borough Green
TN15 8DG
Tel 01732 884023

  • Understanding Domestic Violence: a training pack is priced £75 (+ £5 p&p)

  • The Beginner’s Guide to Breastfeeding costs £1.85 for a single copy, 10 for £14, 25 for £25 and 50 for £35 (inclusive of p&p).



Shaun Noble Communications Officer ( (020) 7939 7043

mobile ( 07768 69 39 40

CPHVA press releases can be seen on the CPHVA website: amicus-cphva.org

The CPHVA - the UK’s third largest nursing union - represents health visitors, school nurses, practice nurses, district nurses and nursery nurses working in the community in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The CPHVA is a professional section of the Amicus trade union