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Monday, October 17, 2016
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October is Domestic Violence (DV) Awareness Month

"The physical and emotional scars of domestic violence can cast a long shadow. Too many individuals, regardless of age, ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, circumstance, or race, face the pain and fear of domestic violence. During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we shine a light on this violation of the basic human right to be free from violence and abuse, pledge to ensure every victim of domestic violence knows they are not alone, and foster supportive communities that help survivors seek justice and enjoy full and healthy lives..."

[Proclamation by President Barack Obama released September 30, 2016]


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Domestic Violence: Opportunity for Prevention

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a recommendation in January 2013 calling for clinicians to "screen women of childbearing age for intimate partner violence (IPV)."

Advocates for expanded screening note that screening in health care settings provides a unique opportunity to identify patterns of violence and prevent future harm.

Existing research on Domestic Violence (DV/IPV) emergency department (ED) utilization suggests that there is potential for identification and intervention before violence escalates.

[Abuse, Module B, Assessment and Interventions in Domestic Violence]

Domestic Violence: Opportunity for Intervention

  • A study examining women who were ultimately killed by an intimate partner found that 44% of the women had sought help in an ED within the two years prior to their death.
  • Visits to the ED are sometimes used by victims of Domestic Violence (DV)/Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) to:
    • Manage episodes
    • De-escalate the violence
  • DV/IPV encompasses violence against both men and women and occurs across the full spectrum of relationships.
  • Medical records often contain subtle clues that doctors often lack the time to think through.
  • Electronic Health Records (EHRs) can help doctors to spot abuse early

[Abuse, Module B, Assessment and Interventions in Domestic Violence]


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