Most women and men go to the doctor for regular physicals each year, and also if they feel that something just isn’t right with their health. What if there was something wrong and you just didn’t know it because you were so use to it happening?
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence (DV) is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another.
Learn more about the dynamics, signs, and prevalence of domestic violence here: http://www.ncadv.org/learn-more/what-is-domestic-violence
What is Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)?
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines IPV as physical violence, sexual violence, stalking and psychological aggression (including coercive acts) by a current or former intimate partner.
What does research say about combining healthcare and family violence?
What is the health impact of IPV?
IPV has serious implications for health and wellbeing of its survivors. As the leading cause of female homicides and injury-related deaths during pregnancy, IPV also accounts for a significant proportion of injuries and emergency room visits for women. IPV is a significant yet preventable public health problem that affects millions of people regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or educational background. Individuals who are subjected to IPV may have lifelong consequences, including emotional trauma, lasting physical impairment, chronic health problems, and even death. Women who have been victimized by an intimate partner and children raised in violent households are more likely to experience a wide array of physical and mental health conditions including frequent headaches, gastrointestinal problems, depression, anxiety, sleep problems, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Despite these alarming facts, a critical gap remains in the delivery of comprehensive health care to women. For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/intimatepartnerviolence/consequences.html
How Can We Help?
We accept warm healthcare referrals, workplace referrals, We offer confidential counseling, case management, awareness services and classes on what a healthy relationship looks like for youth and adults, on the topics of dating violence, domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual assault. We are here to assist you in every way possible and provide you with helpful resources.