Family Violence Prevention Program: Another Way to Save a Life

Family Violence Prevention Program: Another Way to Save a Life


Brigid McCaw, MD, MS, MPH, FACP; Krista Kotz, PhD, MPH

Winter 2005 - Volume 9 Number 1

https://doi.org/10.7812/TPP/04-127

Domestic violence, now often referred to as intimate partner violence, is a common, costly, complex health problem. An estimated 5% to 14% of US women are currently living in abusive situations, and 22% report assault by a domestic partner during their lifetime.1 But addressing domestic violence in the health care setting is very complex--disclosure, seeking services, and recovery are all challenging.2 Despite recommendations from most professional organizations3 and clinical practice guidelines, screening for domestic violence in the health care setting remains infrequent.4

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