Intimate Partner Violence
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a widespread public health problem affecting millions of adults in the USA. Exposure to IPV during childhood can have far-reaching, life-course consequences, including adverse physical and mental health outcomes that extend well into adulthood. Pediatric medical providers should be comfortable with screening patients and caregivers for IPV and also become familiar with resources to provide to families when IPV is identified. This chapter explores the definitions and dynamics of intimate partner violence; the health effects for adult and child, including the inherent risks of child maltreatment in this setting; screening assessment approaches which can be employed in the pediatric healthcare encounter; and safety planning interventions that pediatric health providers should consider for their patients and families.
KeywordsIntimate partner violence Domestic violence Toxic stress Adverse childhood experience Social determinants of health
Adverse childhood experience
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Intimate partner violence
Social determinants of health
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