Developed by Barbara Gerbert, PhD, Director of the Center for Health Improvement and Prevention Studies, and her colleagues in the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry, The Ask, Validate, Document, Refer (AVDR) Tutorial for Dentists video (on CD) provides a brief, interactive learning experience to help dentists and dental students respond to the challenging problem of domestic violence. The 15 minute tutorial provides a case study demonstrating how to conduct the AVDR intervention-steps that can be used by dentists and other oral health care professionals as part of a simple, yet effective response to domestic violence. Two controlled trials have demonstrated that this brief tutorial prepares dentists and dental students to help their patients who are victims of domestic violence. Contact: Barbara.firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE TO DENTISTS AND DENTAL OFFICE STAFF: The AVDR Tutorial can be shared with the entire staff. On a computer, open the folder called DVD-Rom/Dentists and review the document called "Training your Staff." This 2-page document, which can be downloaded and printed, explains how to use the tutorial in a small group, practice the AVDR steps, and assign follow-up, like creating or updating your list of local resources.
NOTE TO INSTRUCTORS: The AVDR Tutorial is an ideal classroom tool. On a computer, open the folder called DVD-Rom/Dental Schools and review the document called "Instructional Plan." The Instructional Plan explains how to make use of the other documents in that folder (such as the Small Group Discussion Guide). These documents can be downloaded and printed.
Project funded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.