A Health Sector Online Toolkit for Implementing Learning into Practice from Violence Against Women Trainings (TILPVAWT)

  • María Carmen Fernández-Alonso Servicio de Programas Asistenciales. Coordinadora del Plan de Igualdad y Violencia de Género en la Gerencia Regional de Salud de Castilla y Leon (SACYL).Valladolid.Spain
  • Raquel Gómez Bravo Institute for Health and Behaviour. Research Unit INSIDE. University of Luxembourg
  • Sonia Herrero Velázquez Servicio de Neurologia.Hospital del Rio Hortega. Gerencia Regional de Salud de Castilla y Leon (SACYL) .Valladolid.Spain
  • Thomas Beck University Clinic for Medical Psychology, Psychotraumatology and Trauma Therapy department, Innsbruck
  • Marion Winterholler S.I.G.N.A.L.
  • Victoria Poon-Mc Farlane The Haven´s
  • Marta Menéndez Suárez SACYL
  • Yolanda Valpuesta Martin SACYL
Keywords: violence against women, medical education, training, eLearning, transference to practice, technology enabled learning


Violence against women (VAW) is a major public health and human rights concern. Intimate partner violence and sexual violence are among the most pervasive forms of violence against women. Training health professionals in VAW is essential to raise awareness and improve the care for victims with a comprehensive approach. One of the objectives of this project was the development of a set of 28 tools to facilitate VAW training of health professionals, using certain common content, and the transfer of this knowledge into their clinical practice. This toolkit has been presented on the website http://www.toolner.com/en/. This website has been designed in an easy to use and friendly way, and is oriented to trainers, organisations and individuals interested in improving their teaching skills in VAW, but with the potential to be adapted and used independently by different organisations. The toolkit is divided into five phases of training: preparation, development, implementation, post-training, and assessment; each containing different tools and examples. Training in VAW is the first step to change attitudes but it is necessary to motivate professionals, adapt content, methodology and assess the impact of the training. This website is a tool by which to achieve this.

Author Biography

Raquel Gómez Bravo, Institute for Health and Behaviour. Research Unit INSIDE. University of Luxembourg


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How to Cite
Fernández-Alonso, M. C., Gómez Bravo, R., Herrero Velázquez, S., Beck, T., Winterholler, M., Poon-Mc Farlane, V., Menéndez Suárez, M., & Valpuesta Martin, Y. (2017). A Health Sector Online Toolkit for Implementing Learning into Practice from Violence Against Women Trainings (TILPVAWT). Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and EHealth, 5, e4 (1-7). Retrieved from https://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/JISfTeH/article/view/202
Special Theme: Women in eHealth