With nearly one in three women at risk for abuse in her lifetime, domestic violence is more common than preeclampsia and hypertension — both commonly addressed during pregnancy. Yet women are rarely asked about their experience with abuse or given information about the links between violence and their health. This web-page includes an overview, an evidence-based PowerPoint presentation on promising practices, and educational tools to download.
Addressing Intimate Partner Violence, Reproductive and Sexual Coercion: A Guide for Obstetric, Gynecologic and Reproductive Health Care Settings – Produced by Futures Without Violence, focuses on transformative role of the reproductive health care provider in identifying and addressing IPV and reproductive coercion (free download as PDF)
Reproductive Health and Partner Violence Guidelines: An Integrated Response to Intimate Partner Violence and Reproductive Coercion – Developed by Family Violence Prevention Fund to address IPV and Reproductive Coercion.
Did You Know Your Relationship Affects Your Health? – Train-the-Trainers curriculum developed by Futures Without Violence, designed to address IPV, reproductive and sexual coercion and the crucial role of the health care provider. Hard Copy and PDF available.
Healthy Moms, Happy Babies: A Train the Trainers Curriculum on Domestic Violence, Reproductive Coercion and Children Exposed – Developed by Futures Without Violence. Available as PDF.
Addressing Intimate Partner Violence and Reproductive Coercion in Diverse Health Settings (Webinar) – Reviews research on IPV, impact on health, and offers strategies for health centers to build effective collaborations with local domestic violence programs. Cost is $10.
Healthcare for Women Subjected to Intimate Partner Violence or Sexual Violence – Clinical handbook created by World Health Organization offering support to healthcare providers assisting women subjected to violence.
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Safety Strategies for Women at Risk – Webinar discussing link between dating/domestic violence and women’s exposure to HIV.
Did You Know Your Relationship Affects Your Health? – Reproductive Health Safety Card, Developed by Futures Without Violence. Hard copy and PDF available.
Reproductive Health Poster – Specific to family planning and reproductive health settings.
S. Preventive Services Task Force – Final Recommendation Statement on Screening for Intimate Partner Violence – The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force makes recommendations about the effectiveness of specific clinical preventive services without related signs or symptoms. This resource reviews clinical considerations (such as patient population), research needs and gaps, and more.
Compendium of State and U.S. Territory Statutes and Policies on Domestic Violence and Health Care – Produced by Futures Without Violence
The Ohio Domestic Violence Protocol for Health Care Providers: Standards of Care (See Documentation, Screening, Interview & Flowchart)
Voices of Survivors DVD – Addresses the dynamics of domestic violence and the need for providers to routinely assess patients for abuse. Offers step-by-step instructions on how to assess, intervene, address patient safety, and provide referrals.
Business Case for Domestic Violence Programs in Health Care Settings –Allows health care providers and administrators to make the business case for instituting a healthcare-based domestic violence program and the resulting cost-savings.