Certificate of Achievement

Kamel Marzouki

has completed the following course:

Identifying and Responding to Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) in Pregnancy

Coventry University

This online course explored the challenges of providing care for DVA in the context of pregnancy. We discovered the research, guidelines and techniques for screening for DVA more effectively. There was also the chance to enhance our ability to support victims and contribute to creating change in DVA rates during pregnancy.

2 weeks, 3 hours per week

Dr Lorna O’Doherty

Associate Professor in Mental Health and Violence Prevention

Coventry University

Dr Sally Pezaro

Registered Midwife and Lecturer in Health and Life Sciences

Coventry University


Learning outcomes

  • Identify signs and symptoms of domestic violence and abuse during pregnancy and in the postpartum period
  • Assess risk and understand the impact of DVA on pregnancy, childbirth, maternal health, infant health, long-term outcomes and parenting
  • Develop awareness of the research evidence underpinning interventions for DVA during pregnancy, including selective screening and healthcare responses
  • Develop skills in asking about abuse, including questions to ask and how to ask them and creating the conditions to allow safe disclosure
  • Reflect on and learn about supportive responses, referral options and follow-up
  • Explore challenges and barriers to provision of care to pregnant people and parents experiencing DVA, as well as addressing your own experiences of abuse as a barrier to enquiry and response


  • Defining domestic violence and abuse
  • Domestic violence and abuse in the context of pregnancy, labour and postnatal settings
  • Barriers and opportunities for disclosure in the context of childbearing
  • Enhanced screening practices
  • Enhanced responses to disclosure in the context of childbearing
  • Midwives’ personal experiences of domestic violence and abuse
  • Professional wellbeing

Issued on 16th April 2023

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Free online course:

Identifying and Responding to Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) in Pregnancy

Coventry University