Summary

In this study a literature review was conducted, and the research team collaborated with an advisory committee in order to develop competencies for an online curriculum. A systematic literature search was used to determine what was known about disclosure of sexual assault. The results from this literature review identified several themes and behaviours. An expert advisory committee reviewed the findings and helped to rewrite these into core competencies. Working with these competencies, a framework for the curriculum was developed.

  • Publications
  • KT Tools
  • Acknowledgements

Articles

  • Du Mont, J., Kosa, D., Macdonald, S., & Mason, R. (2017). The promise of an interactive, online curriculum in improving the competence of those working in healthcare settings to address sexual assault. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 10, 425-427. Read article

  • Mason, R., & Du Mont, J. (2015). The development of a novel curriculum to address past sexual assault. International Journal of Medical Education, 6, 158–160. Read article

  • Lanthier, S., Du Mont, J., & Mason, R. (2016). Responding to delayed disclosure of sexual assault in health settings: A systematic review. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 1-15 Read article

Curricula & Guidelines

2014. Addressing Sexual Assault in Clinical Settings. [Online Curriculum]. Women’s College Research Institute- Women’s College Hospital, Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres, and University of Toronto. [Target audiences: healthcare professionals]

Knowledge Translation Tools

Funder

This project was funded by the Ontario Women’s Directorate.

Participating Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres

  • Waterloo Region Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centre, St. Mary’s General Hospital;
  • Scarborough Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre, The Scarborough Hospital;
  • Ottawa Sexual Assault Partner Abuse Care Program, The Ottawa Hospital;
  • Sioux Lookout Assault Care & Domestic Violence Treatment Program, Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre;
  • London Regional Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Care;
  • Orillia Regional Sexual and Domestic Assault Program of Simcoe and Muskoka, Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital; and
  • Renfrew Victoria Hospital Regional Assault.

Research Team

  • Co-Principal Investigator: Robin Mason, Women’s College Research Institute- Women’s College Hospital;
  • Co-Principal Investigator: Janice Du Mont, Women’s College Research Institute- Women’s College Hospital;
  • Co-Investigator: Sheila Macdonald, Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres;
  • Curriculum developer: Stephanie Lanthier, Women’s College Research Institute- Women’s College Hospital; and
  • Project Coordinator: Susan O’Rinn, Women’s College Research Institute- Women’s College Hospital.

Collaborators

Content Reviewers

  • Sheila Dunn, Women’s College Research Institute- Women’s College Hospital;
  • Anne Fourt, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto; and
  • Petra Norris, Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre; Women’s College Hospital.

Advisory Committee

  • Casey Cruickshank, Waterloo Region Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centre;
  • Tanja Futter, Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre, Scarborough;
  • Tara Leach, Sexual Assault & Partner Abuse Care Program, Ottawa;
  • Carol Maxwell, Sioux Lookout Assault Care & Treatment Program, Sioux Lookout;
  • Susan McNair, Family Physician and Associate Professor, London;
  • Heather Shilling, Regional Sexual & Domestic Assault Program of Simcoe & Muskoka, Orillia; and
  • Jennifer Valiquette, Renfrew Victoria Hospital Regional Assault Care Program, Renfrew.