Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Flashback Friday - National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 25, 2019

In honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, here is a roundup of our blog posts around intimate partner violence:

College and Police Authorities Need Protocols to Protect Students from Intimate Partner Violence

The response to complaints of intimate partner violence (IPV) on college campuses can vary greatly depending on the school and locale. The lack of a clear, consistent protocol lies at the center of the disconnect when it comes to school and law enforcement authorities taking action.Teresa Salinas, LSW, an IPV specialist, describes how handling reports on threatening behaviors towards others on campus requires coordination at the individual, campus, local, and state levels.

Stalking is a Form of Violence That Must Be Taken Seriously, Especially on College Campuses

Stalking is a pervasive and too often underreported (or under-recognized) form of intimate partner or dating violence, especially on college campuses. In this post, Dr. Rachel Myers discusses the challenges of handling disclosures of stalking and the steps to take in order to protect victims on college campuses.

Why Screen for Intimate Partner Violence? Because Families Really Need Us To 

CHOP Emergency Department Attending Physician and Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) Fellow, Ashlee Murray, MD, MPH authored an in-depth blog for CHOP's PolicyLab on screening for IPV in the healthcare setting. In this abbreviated version of the post, Dr. Murray reviews the prevalence of IPV, current recommendations surrounding best practices, and CHOP’s approach through VPI’s participation and leadership in the STOP IPV program.

Use of Technology Can Expand Clinicians’ Impact on Violence Prevention in the Emergency Department

Dr. Joel Fein discusses how technology in the ED can make practicing violence prevention simple, evidence-based, and time-efficient for clinicians.

Navigating a Tricky Balance to Address Intimate Partner Violence

This guest post from Jessica DuBois Palardy, LSW describes CHOP's comprehensive approach to addressing IPV, as well as her experience presenting at the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence.

Resource Alert: Intimate Partner Violence and Pediatrics Webinar Recording

In 2017, CHOP's VPI and Lutheran Settlement House (LSH) hosted a webinar: "Intimate Partner Violence and Pediatrics." The two-hour session defines IPV and its effects on victims and their children, provides safe techniques for screening and documentation, discusses strategies to overcoming barriers and challenges to screening for IPV in the pediatric setting, and provides recommendations for establishing partnerships with appropriate resources/providers in the community. The webinar is presented by Ashlee Murray, MD, MPH, attending physician in the ED at CHOP and VPI Fellow, Marcella Nyachogo, LSW, assistant director of the Bilingual Domestic Violence Program at LSH, and India Azzinaro, BSW, medical advocacy supervisor at LSH and CHOP and VPI Fellow. The moderator is Rachel Myers, PhD, a research associate at CIRP and VPI Fellow.

To Address Violence, Adults Play a Vital Role in Teen Dating Relationships

Dr. Rachel Myers highlights published research on the critical support that parents and other trusted adults can provide to youth experiencing dating violence.

The Consequences of Victim Blaming: Sexual Assault and Higher Education

In response to a disturbing policy at Brigham Young University (BYU) that promotes victim blaming following sexual assault, Dr. Christine Forke Young highlights the need to shift away from societal attitudes and policies that encourage blaming sexual assault victims and to move toward placing the responsibility where it belongs – with the perpetrators of these crimes.

CHOP and Lutheran Settlement House: How an Academic-Community Partnership Can Prevent Intimate Partner Violence

At CHOP, we partner with Lutheran Settlement House (LSH) through the Children’s and Mom’s Project (CAMP) to provide on-site support and resources for caregivers and patients experiencing violence from intimate or romantic partners. In this post, Dr. Rachel Myers shares her conversation with LSH's Marcella Slick to discuss CAMP’s recent successes and what’s on the horizon for this rapidly-growing program.

The Evolution of Teen Dating Violence Research: Understanding the Complexity of Gender Roles

Dr. Christine Forke Young explores how teen dating violence research has expanded and diversified, particularly around gender differences. While partner violence first gained recognition as a women’s issue, more recent research sheds light on the nuances around victimization and perpetration rates across genders for various forms of violence.

Health Policy to Address Teen Dating Violence

Teen dating violence, defined as physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking, is unfortunately pervasive, as approximately 1 in 3 teens in the US report being a victim of physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse from a dating partner in the past 12 months. Research in the field of teen dating violence has progressed and diversified in recent years, but Dr. Christine Forke Young reminds us of the importance to consider how this work has impacted health policy.