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Session: Intimate Partner Violence: Effective Interventions
5195.0: Wednesday, November 10, 2004: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Intimate Partner Violence: Effective Interventions
Violence against women is a significant problem for women in the U.S. and throughout the world. Consider these statistics: 1 out of 4 American women will experience intimate partner violence; 1 out of 6 women will be raped; 1 in 5 female high school students reports being physically or sexually abused by a dating partner; and women are up to 10 times more likely than men to be victimized by an intimate partner. Further, only about 1 in 5 female victims of physical violence ever seek professional medical care and only about half of incidents are reported to police. Racial, ethnic, and cultural influences are also not well understood. While African American women experience more violence than White women ages 20-24, the same level of victimization is observed at all other age categories. Early identification and intervention are important steps to save women's lives. The presentations during this session will provide information on effective interventions to address intimate partner violence.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to: (1) Describe social effects on intimate partner violence against women; (2) Consider the policy and practice implications of Victim Impact Statements in sexual assault cases; (3) List two challenges faced by domestic violence service providers when serving clients with mental health problems and cite potential solutions; (4) Identify the utility of interdisciplinary approaches to address intimate partner violence; and (5) Report the key components necessary to develop and implement an intimate partner violence program in a health care setting.
Organizer(s):Stacey B. Plichta, ScD
Moderator(s):Katherine E. Morrison, MS, PhD
2:30 PMEvaluating the use and usefulness of Victim Impact Statements in sexual assault cases
Janice A. Du Mont, EdD, Tonia Forte, MSc, Karen-Lee Miller, MA, MSW
2:45 PMIntimate partner violence and mental health:Results from a statewide survey of domestic violence programs  [ Recorded presentation ]
Kathryn E. (Beth) Moracco, PhD, MPH, Carrie Brown, MPH, Sandra L. Martin, PhD, Judy C. Chang, MD, MPH
3:00 PMIntimate partner violence against women and the social environment: Testing social disorganization and feminist theories  [ Recorded presentation ]
Victoria Frye, MPH
3:15 PMConnecting For Change: Opportunities for Integrating New Curricular Activities
Mary K. O'Brien, PhD, Lucia Beck Weiss, MS, Sabine Eustache, MPH, MBA
3:30 PMMaking connections: Screening women for past and present day violence at a primary health care setting  [ Recorded presentation ]
Lynne Stevens, MSW, BCD, Jean Mouch, MD, MPH, Johanna Bridges, MSC, CDVC, Deborah Bokas, MSW, LCSW, Margaret Carr Cofsky, BS, MA
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Women's Caucus
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Injury Control and Emergency Health Services; Maternal and Child Health; Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA