Studies show most doctors don't screen patients for domestic violence or even broach the subject. That's why a free training was offered to health care workers.
A panel of experts ranging from ER staff to law enforcement gave suggestions for handling the touchy situations.
TCC radiology students were also invited to attend.
TCC professor Perri Preston says, "I believe it’s a very sensitive issue. There's no specific training in our curriculum and that's why I brought my students here today, but we are gong to incorporate in because we saw what a powerful issue it is."
Participants also learned how to spot the signs of domestic violence as well as how to approach potential victims with compassion. The Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-500-1119.