Category Archives: Domestic Violence

Teens in Dangerous Relationships

Teens in Dangerous Relationships Nan Malone        Almost one of ten high school girls experience dating violence. This percentage rises to one out of five for female college students. These shocking numbers are not new. A 1957 study found 62% … Continue reading

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Power and Control vs. Equality

Power and Control Coercion and Threats Intimidation Making and/or carrying out threats Making her afraid by using looks, to hurt or leave partner, commit actions, gestures, smashing things, suicide, report her to welfare, destroying her property, abusing making her do … Continue reading

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Assessing Whether Batterers Will Kill

Assessing Whether Batterers Will Kill (FROM : “ASSESSING WHETHER BATTERERS WILL KILL” BY B. HART) FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT FAMILY REFUGE CENTER AT 645-6334 Some batterers are life-threatening. While it is true that all batterers are dangerous, some are more … Continue reading

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HEALTH STATISTICS

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HEALTH STATISTICS SCOPE OF THE PROBLEM 8 million women are physically, sexually, or emotionally abused annually in the U.S. (AMA)  Battering is the #1 cause of injury to women in the U.S. It accounts for more injury to … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence Interventions for Medical Personnel

Domestic Violence Interventions for Medical Personnel Create a Climate: Establish a safe and secure environment. Ensure confidentiality, informed consent and patient autonomy. Provide privacy; never ask about abuse in front of family or household members. Display posters, brochures, and publications … Continue reading

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Health Privacy Principles for Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence

Health Privacy Principles for Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence This information was taken from an article at http://www.fvpf.org Guiding Principle:All policy, protocol, and practice surrounding the use and disclosure of health information regarding victims of domestic violence should respect patient … Continue reading

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Helping a Victim of Domestic Violence (for Medical Professionals)

PRACTICAL IDEAS ABOUT HOW TO HELP Someone you suspect is a victim of Domestic Violence ~ A guide for health practitioners ~ FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL THE FAMILY REFUGE CENTER AT (304) 645-6334 OR (866) 645-6334 Validate and offer support … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence Protection Order Brochure (WVCADV)

DVPO Court brochure

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WV Code: CHAPTER 48. DOMESTIC RELATIONS. ARTICLE 27. PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

http://www.legis.state.wv.us/wvcode/ChapterEntire.cfm?chap=48&art=27

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WV Code: CHAPTER 48. DOMESTIC RELATIONS. ARTICLE 26. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT.

http://www.legis.state.wv.us/wvcode/code.cfm?chap=48&art=26

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