DSW Candidate – Lori Griffin, LCSW-S,10:30 AM – 11:45AM


Virtual Showcase of DSW Scholars 2024 Event!

Sexual Assault: Women are Surviving Sexual Assault Only to Die from Preventative Gynecological Medical Care

DSW Candidate – Lori Griffin, LCSW-S,10:30 AM – 11:45AM

Monday, April 22, 2024

10:30 AM – 11:45AM Eastern Time Zone

Credit Hours: 1.0


Sexual Assault: Women are Surviving Sexual Assault Only to Die from Preventative Gynecological Medical Care

Lifesaving preventative medical procedures like Pap screenings might maintain power imbalances between patient and practitioner. The patient may feel helpless because the physician is the subject matter expert during the exam. A perceived power difference in examinations can weaken the patient and unintentionally re-enact trauma, strengthening their sense of helplessness.

Trauma Informed Care (TIC) can be used to better understand and treat trauma in women’s health care. Sexual abuse is traumatic and can affect health and well-being for life. TIC’s goal is to make patients feel supported, understood, and safe. Trauma violence is common, and TIC-informed medical providers are aware of how it may affect patients. TIC-integrated services can help patients trust medical practitioners more. Medical Providers can use the TIC model help create a safe and empowering patient environment, thus saving lives.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Why should we care about Sexual Assault Survivors and Preventative Gynecological Care?
  2. What is Trauma Informed Care? 3. Why is this important for the Social Work profession?
  3. What can we do as a community, to bridge the gap between mental health and physical health?

Delivery Method: Live Interactive Training via Zoom Video Conferencing

Credit Hours: 1.0 (ACE)

Target Audience: This conference is intended for social workers and students.


Accreditation: University of Kentucky College of Social Work, Provider # 1377, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/29/22-9/29/25. Social workers participating in this conference will receive up to 15 general continuing education credits.

Claiming CE Credit: Instructions for claiming CE credit will be disseminated at the beginning of each session.

Questions: If you have any questions regarding CE credit or to report a grievance, please contact Melissa Whitaker at melissa.whitaker@uky.edu. For technical assistance, please contact lmshelp@uky.edu.