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Health and Domestic Violence


A Medical Provider’s Guide to Managing the Care of Domestic Violence Patients within a Cultural Context (pdf)

OCDV and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene developed a training and reference guide for healthcare providers as part of a campaign to reduce cultural, linguistic and systemic barriers preventing domestic violence victims, particularly immigrant women and women of color, from reporting abuse to their healthcare providers.

National Consensus Guidelines on Identifying and Responding to Domestic Violence Victimization in Health Care Settings (pdf)

Research indicates that the vast majority of victims of abuse in intimate relationships are women whose partners are men. Emerging research has not only confirmed earlier findings, but also has indicated that men in same-sex relationships experience domestic violence at rates at least equal to that of women in heterosexual relationships, and that lesbians and some men in heterosexual couples also experience abuse. Therefore, these Guidelines have been expanded to recommend assessment of all female and male adolescent and adult patients for domestic violence victimization.

 Youth and Violence Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health

From the public health perspective, youth violence is not an inevitable fact of life but a social problem that can be prevented, using the same rational approach that had such great effect on other public health challenges such as drunken driving, use of seat belts, and smoking. The Commission for the Prevention of Youth Violence wholeheartedly embraces this constructive approach. Read this report to learn more.

Assessing for Reproductive Coercion: Suggestions for Violence Screening in Reproductive Health Settings (pdf)

Family Violence Prevention Fund offers information to health care providers and counselors on the importance of screening for reproductive coercion. Also offers a framework for assessing and responding to sensitive reproductive information.

Boys will be Boys: Understanding the Impact of Child Maltreatment and Family Violence on the Sexual, Reproductive, and Parenting Behaviors of Young Men (pdf)

Abby Kahn and Pat Paluzzi, Healthy Teen Network
A paper on the impact of physical, sexual, and psychological abuse, and exposure to family violence on the sexual, reproductive, and parenting behaviors of young men.

FVPF in collaboration with Mending the Sacred Hoop Technical Assistance Project and Sacred Circle

“A new report that documents dramatic improvements in the health system’s response to domestic violence at Indian, Tribal and Urban health care facilities across the United States. It offers a series of recommendations to continue the progress and ensure that many more American Indian/Alaska Native domestic violence victims get the help that they need when they seek medical care at clinics and hospitals.”

Itasca County Office
Advocates for Family Peace
1611 NW 4th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(Ph) 218-326-0388
or 1-800-909-8336
(Fax) 218-327-4052
Virginia Office
Advocates for Family Peace
820 9th Street N, # 150
Virginia MN, 55792
(Ph) 218-248-5512
NE St. Louis County Office
Advocates for Family Peace
302 E Howard St, # 127
Hibbing, MN 55746
(Ph) 218-263-8344
or 1-800-909-8336
(Fax) 218-440-1084