Community clinics and private practices are key sources of healthcare for many patients who are seeking treatment for acute or chronic injuries associated with interpersonal violence.

Training staff to identify violence-related trauma is an important step in helping breaking the cycle of violence and providing patients with the care they need.

In California, Penal Code ยง 11166 establishes all healthcare providers as mandatory reporters responsible for documenting and reporting cases of suspicious injury, suspected child abuse and neglect, and suspected elder and dependent adult abuse and neglect.