3442.0 Intimate Partner Violence and Victimization as a Public Health Crisis

Monday, November 9, 2009: 4:30 PM
This session addresses intimate partner violence (IPV) and victimization and considers related public health issues. Both primary and secondary analyses explore IPV outside the traditional health service environment. Studies include secondary sources from a merged inter-agency data file (criminal and family court, hospitals, and police calls for service) and a Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (2005-2007), as well as papers which report primary data collected from subjects recruited from a pre-trial service agency and a specialty family court. Despite the venue, target population, or sociodemographic characteristics such as gender, age or veteran status, data reveal IPV and victimization lead to mental health burden and must be viewed through a public health lens to reduce or ameliorate the associated morbidity and mortality.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the prevalence of intimate partner violence and victimization outside of health settings; 2. Discuss the mental health burden associated with intimate partner violence and victimization; and 3. Assess the need to create interventions which reach across medical and legal settings to address intimate partner violence and victimization.
Marya Shegog, PhD, MPH

4:30 PM
Does victim participation in intimate partner violence prosecution improve safety?
Karin Rhodes, MD, MS, Catherine Cerulli, JD, PhD, Catherine L. Kothari, MA, Melissa E. Dichter, PhD, Tae Kim and Steven C. Marcus, PhD
5:10 PM
Characteristics and correlates of intimate partner violence among older adult veterans, 2005-2007
Robert M. Bossarte, PhD, Catherine Cerulli, JD, PhD and Susan Horwitz, PhD
5:30 PM
Interpersonal violence perpetration and victimization and suicidal ideation in adult offenders
Sungeun You, PhD, Catherine Cerulli, JD, PhD, Kenneth Conner, PsyD and Marc T. Swogger, PhD

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

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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