2046.0 Intervening to Eliminate Intimate Partner Violence

Sunday, November 8, 2009: 2:30 PM
Intimate partner violence (IPV) causes not only emotional and physical harm, but is also linked to harmful health behaviors, including increased substance abuse and participation in risky sexual activity. The purpose of this poster session is to explore current research and prevention strategies related to IPV. This session will focus on risk factors for IPV, such as childhood abuse exposures, neighborhood factors, and dimensions of psychopathology, as well as the health consequences of IPV (e.g., suicide or skin injury). Strategies for prevention, such as better understanding help seeking preferences, the use of leisure as a coping mechanism, expanding social capital networks, and developing capacity for the clinical care of survivors will be presented. This session is intended to help address the wide ranging public health consequences of IPV and would be useful to behavioral scientists, practitioners and policy makers.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe risk factors associated with intimate partner violence (IPV); 2. Identify at least two of the health consequences of IPV; 3. Compare different strategies for preventing IPV.
Marya Shegog, PhD, MPH

Board 1
Childhood abuse exposures and reproductive outcomes
Matthew J. Garabedian, MD, MPH, Corrine Williams, ScD, Ann L. Coker, PhD and Leslie Crofford, MD
Board 2
Dimensions of psychopathology and risk of severe physical partner violence IPV perpetration in young men and women
Ann L. Coker, PhD, Rebecca Weston, PhD, Amy Holtzworth-Munroe, PhD and Linda Marshall, PhD
Board 3
Neighborhood factors and risk of intimate partner sexual violence victimization and perpetration
Victoria A. Frye, DrPH, Danielle C. Ompad, PhD, Shannon Blaney, MPH, David Vlahov, PhD and Sandro Galea, MD,DrPH
Board 5
Skin injury and protection in sexual assault: How skin elasticity varies by color and age in females
Janine Everett, MS, RN, Jamison D. Fargo, PhD, Caitlin Hanrahan, Nicole Basta and Marilyn S. Sommers, PhD
Board 7
Who are the defendants in domestic violence protection order cases?
Kathryn E. Moracco, PhD, MPH, Kathryn Andersen, PhD, Rebecca Buchanan, PhD, Christina Espersen, BS, J. Michael Bowling, PhD and Courtney Duffy, BA

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Family Violence Prevention Forum, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Maternal and Child Health, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus

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