Category

    domestic violence

  1. Supporting LGBTQ Youth: What Peer Educators Need to Know

    Administration for Children and Families grantee Northwest Network of Bisexual, Transgender, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse shares innovative approaches to working with LGBTQ youth to build healthy relationships and communities. Attendees will learn about Love+ a domestic and sexual violence prevention project that works with young people to build...
  2. Substance Use, Domestic Violence and Latinos and Latinas: Examining the Intersections

    Between 20% and 25% of Latinas will experience domestic violence (DV) during their lifetime, and 1 in 20 in the previous 12 months. Immigrant women (including Latinas) who are married are more likely to experience DV than unmarried women. A study that included 2,000 Latinas found 63.1% of women identified being victimized in their lifetime....
  3. Integrating Intimate Partner Violence Assessment and Intervention into Healthcare

    The Institute of Medicine, United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), and national healthcare organizations recommend screening and counseling for intimate partner violence (IPV) within the US healthcare setting. The Affordable Care Act includes screening and brief counseling for IPV as part of required free preventive services for women. Thus,...
  4. Project Empower: Injury and Violence Prevention Program

    NNEDLearn 2014 Participant: Virginia Commonwealth University, Injury and Violence Prevention Program Description: Project Empower by the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) health system recognizes intimate partner violence (IPV) as a public health issue. In 1997 the Forensic Nursing Team was established and has grown to include 10 members and 24/7 coverage in...
  5. Risky Business: Trauma Exposure and Rate of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in African American Children and Adolescents

    Demographics, parental risk factors, and experiencing interpersonal trauma (domestic violence, community violence, and physical and sexual abuse) are related to childhood posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Little is known about these factors and the risk of PTSD in African American children. This study examined associations between PTSD symptoms and gender, age, parent mental illness,...
  6. How Rural Primary Care Physicians Respond to Intimate Partner Violence

    Many primary care physicians in rural communities do not routinely screen women for intimate partner violence (IPV), according to Penn State medical and public health researchers. Rural women who are exposed to such violence have limited resources if they seek help. The researchers interviewed 19 primary care physicians who provide...