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Outreach, Outreach, Outreach

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MAP's overtures to community health facilities have had positive results, as more and more of them take advantage of our training sessions. These 30 - 90 minute trainings help to educate medical professionals in how to screen patients for domestic violence and how to refer them for services. Some facilities have even taken things a step further, as is the case with Soundview Medical Center in Norwalk. Not only has Soundview staff attended two training sessions with  MAP, they also have supported DVCC clients by collecting and donating Christmas gifts and, most recently, collecting and donating a slew of new tee shirts and flip flops for residents staying in our SafeHouses during the summer. And one Soundview staff member completed the 30-hour state-mandated training course to become a certified domestic violence counselor