Domestic Violence - Part 1

Speaker: Suzanne Harrison, MD

Registration Fee: FAFP/AAFP Member $0/Nonmember $40


Speaker: Suzanne Harrison, MD

Disclosure: Dr. Harrison has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

About the Speaker: Dr. Suzanne Harrison is a board-certified Family Physician who has been working on violence prevention and education most of her career. As an Associate Professor at the Florida State University College of Medicine, she is responsible for violence education in the medical student curriculum. Dr. Harrison performs medical examinations as part of asylum evaluations for the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, and developed a free clinic for victims of sexual and physical violence at Refuge House, a local shelter in Tallahassee. She frequently provides continuing medical education for physicians and other healthcare providers on domestic violence and human trafficking. Dr. Harrison is the founding chair for the American Medical Women’s Association’s anti-trafficking committee, now called Physicians Against the Trafficking of Humans, and now serves as one of the physician co-chairs of this national effort to provide education to healthcare professionals and advocate for victims of human trafficking. Dr. Harrison was instrumental in the development of AMWA’s position paper entitled “Sex Trafficking of Women and Girls in the United States.” She is the President-Elect of the American Medical Women’s Association.

Program Information:

Date of Original Release:  6/2/16

Date of Release: 9/16/19

Date Credit Expires:  9/16/22

Target Audience: AAFP/FAFP Members and Nonmember Physicians

Estimated Time to Complete the Activity: 1 hour

Accreditation and Designation Statements:

Accreditation Statement:

The Florida Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Designation Statement:

The Florida Academy of Family Physicians designates this internet enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Program Overview:

Suzanne Harrison, MD, FAAFP presents this one-hour webinar, first in a series, on Domestic Violence outlining state mandated information for Florida license requirements. 

Learning Objectives:  
After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Define domestic violence and the impact on the health.

  • Cite the prevalence of domestic violence on a national and state level.   

  • Discuss the laws pertaining to this issue in the state of Florida.

  • Describe how to screen and assess individuals who may be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence in a culturally sensitive manner.

  • Identify resources available for victims and perpetrators of domestic violence in Florida.

  • Discuss the signs and symptoms that should alert a healthcare provider to the possibility of interpersonal violence.

  • Describe conditions that are seen more commonly in adult patients who were abused or neglected as children.

  • Discuss questions that create an atmosphere conducive to a disclosure of violence, abuse or neglect.

Instructions for Earning Credit:

  • Watch the 1-hour webinar in full

  • Complete the CME Activity Evaluation at the end of the webinar

  • CME Certificates immediately emailed upon completion of webinar

  • FAFP reports CME to AAFP (if applicable) and CEBroker


Contact Information/Inquiries: 

Questions, please contact Jennifer Young, FAFP Director of Membership and Practice Enhancement at (904) 726-0944 or via email at

Medium or Combination of Media Used: Online webinar

System Requirements to Participate: Computer/internet connection

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Sound Card & Speakers


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