Pediatric Clinics of North America - Supporting Intimate Partner Violence Survivors and Their Children in Pediatric Healthcare Settings

Elsevier, Pediatric Clinics of North America, Volume 70, Issue 6, December 2023, Pages 1069-1086
Ragavan M.I., Murray A.

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a pervasive public health epidemic that influences child health and thriving. In this article, we discuss how pediatric health-care providers and systems can create healing-centered spaces to support IPV survivors and their children.
We review the use of universal education and resource provision to share information about IPV during all clinical encounters as a healing-centered alternative to screening.
We also review how to support survivors who may share experiences of IPV, focused on validation, affirmation, and connection to resources. Community-medical partnership development to collaborate with victim services agencies is discussed as are evidenced-based IPV training.