Phoenix Center at Anschutz has been diligently working to create a platform to collect stories from patients and medical professionals.
Our goals are to create awareness of the treatment of patients who have experienced interpersonal violence, to show the importance of Trauma & Violence Informed Care Education and how having those skills as a medical professional can greatly improve the experience of patients, as well as comparatively how not utilizing best practices can negatively impact patients.
We aim to demonstrate to the public, with real-life examples, how vital trauma-informed care is in the medical professions.
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Also called domestic violence, dating violence, or intimate partner violence—this is a pattern of abuse that occurs in an intimate, romantic relationship. It can take many different forms, including:
This is a catch-all term that is most commonly associated with rape, but also includes sexual harassment, unwanted touching, etc. Any act of sex where the actor has not obtained consent from the other person(s) can be sexual assault. It is important to remember that no matter where you are, what you’re wearing, or what substances you have consumed, it is NEVER your fault if someone sexually assaults you.
A willful course of conduct directed at a specific person that will cause that person to be afraid or intimidated. Stalking can occur during a relationship, after a relationship, or in the absence of a relationship (e.g. a stranger or acquaintance stalking someone). Stalking makes normally legal behaviors illegal and can take several forms such as following a person; harassing via phone calls, text messages, emails, or social media; and leaving unwanted gifts.