Health Center Emergency Preparedness for Survivors of IPV + Exploitation: Multidisciplinary Collaborations to Address Legal Needs

This webinar will be presented in English with Spanish and ASL interpretation. / Este seminario web se presentará en inglés con interpretación en español.

Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Time: 10am HST/12pm PST/1pm MST/2pm CST/3pm EST 
Duration: 60 minutes

Description: This webinar will build on Health Partner on IPV + Exploitation and National Center for Medical Legal Partnership’s earlier collaborative efforts including our joint toolkit developed in 2022 and related webinar

With increased natural disasters occurring across the U.S. and its territories, health centers (HCs) can expect their operations, workforce and patients to be increasingly impacted. Intimate partner violence and human trafficking (IPV/HT) should be considered when working in areas faced by a natural disaster or public health emergency because of the increase rates of IPV and sexual violence that are known to  follow. There’s opportunity for medical legal partnerships, HCs and community based organizations (CBOs) serving IPV/HT survivors to partner and consider the unique needs of their patients in times of disaster, and how collaborations can strengthen quality of care and coordination of services.  

The webinar will lift up the ways HCs, medical legal, anti-violence programs and other MLP partnerships can promote legal first aid training to respond to individual emergencies and larger emergencies, and to identify legal issues their patients encounter and become more comfortable and confident screening patients for legal needs and sharing information on DV resources. Attention will be placed on community collaborative models that facilitate coordinated care and better outcomes for survivors and their communities. 

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this webinar participants will be able to:

  1. Help HCs define the health-related social needs and impact of natural disasters and public health emergencies on survivors of IPV/HT.
  2. Establish partnerships between HCs and community based organizations to respond to natural disasters and other public health emergencies.
  3. Identify screening and assessment tools for patients on these issues.


  • Bethany Hamilton, JD, (she/her) National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, Co-Director
  • Anna Marjavi, (she/her) Director, Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation
  • Kim Randell, MD, Msc, (she/her) Professor of Pediatrics, UMKC School of Medicine
  • Julie Rattray, Staff Attorney, Medical Legal Community Partnerships, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County


Questions? Please email Camila Sanchez Tejada

Type: Webinar