FP Essentials™

Intimate Partner Violence

Edition #412 | September 2013

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  • Describe the health consequences of and risk factors for intimate partner violence (IPV).
  • Discuss the current screening recommendations and available screening tools for IPV.
  • Summarize the advantages and disadvantages of screening for IPV (for survivors and perpetrators).
  • Outline an approach for assessing patient safety for an IPV survivor.
  • Discuss important considerations in documenting and reporting IPV.
  • Summarize stage-appropriate interventions, including protection orders, for IPV survivors.
  • Discuss potential interventions for IPV perpetrators.
  • Describe the potential effects of exposure to domestic violence on children.
  • Summarize potential methods to screen and intervene with children exposed to IPV.
  • Discuss barriers to seeking help for IPV among individuals in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.
  • Summarize unique health risks and consequences of IPV for LGBT individuals.
  • Describe potential barriers to providing IPV interventions for LGBT individuals.

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