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The Maryland Public Health Response to Intimate Partner Violence

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a common problem affecting one out of every three women at some point during their lifetime. It takes on many forms, including psychological/emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, and its effect on the health of victims and their children are far-reaching. Intimate partner violence is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality for women and has a serious impact on health and pregnancy. This webinar will highlight Marylandís Intimate Partner Violence Assessment Guidelines for Healthcare Providers, provide background information and statistics of IPV in Maryland, share the history and role of public health in prevention, provide an overview of a sample 3-question IPV assessment tool and education protocol, and identify next steps and potential barriers to routine assessment of IPV.

Keywords: partnership, assessment, injury prevention, pregnancy, violence, women
Presented by:
Diana Cheng, MD: Director of Womenís Health, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Director of Womenís Health
CDR Tarsha Cavanaugh, PhD, MSW, LGSW: Senior Public Health Analyst, HRSA Office of Womenís Health
Date Presented:
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
2:00-3:30pm Eastern
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