Community of Practice (COP)

A Community of Practice (CoP) is defined as "a group of people who share a concern, a set of problems, or a passion about a topic, and who deepen their knowledge and expertise by interacting on an ongoing basis" (CDC)

A venn diagram  with overlapping values of Domain - Area of shared interest & key issues, Practice - Body of knowledge methods, stories, tools developed, Community - Relationships built through discussion, activities and learning

The IMPACT WV program and the West Virginia Home Visitation program are partnering to launch a series of Communities of Practice (CoP) to help participants exchange technical information and share experiences about a variety of topics related to serving clients currently experiencing or who have past experiences with substance abuse.


Community of Practice: Domestic and Family Violence
October 5, 2021, from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom online meeting

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this seminar, attendees will –

  1. Explain the difference between domestic violence and intimate partner violence
  2. Discuss the association between intimate partner violence and depression
  3. Describe how intimate partner violence can impact prenatal and postpartum care
  4. List 3 positive impacts of home visitation programs for children and families
  5. Describe the current research on how home visitation programs are addressing intimate partner violence

Presented by: Danielle Davidov, PhD

Danielle Davidov, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at West Virginia University. Her program of research centers on using qualitative and mixed methods to address intimate partner and sexual violence in home visitation, healthcare, and college settings. She has served as qualitative lead and co-investigator on numerous statewide evaluations to improve health disparities related to substance abuse and mental health in West Virginia. With the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence, she is currently the co-lead for a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)-funded project aimed at improving the healthcare system’s response to intimate partner violence in West Virginia. Within the School of Public Health, she mentors undergraduate, master’s level, and doctoral students and teaches courses related to intervention design, qualitative methods, social determinants of health, and public health prevention.

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