This section provides resources on how the health care system is addressing the issue of domestic violence.
Defining the Children's Hospital Role in Maltreatment (PDF - 1,516 KB)
National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (2016)
Outlines what child protection teams at children's hospitals should offer to respond to child maltreatment and trauma.
Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2019)
Explores an intimate partner violence screening program for children at potential risk of being exposed to family violence. The article also reviews types of family violence, the link between domestic violence and child maltreatment, and consequences of violence at home.
Health Care Centers Are Key to Violence Prevention
IPV Health Partners and Futures Without Violence (2018)
Summarizes the partnership between health centers and domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy centers and how they can work together to build a comprehensive and sustainable response to intimate partner violence.
Hospital Approaches to Interrupt the Cycle of Violence (PDF - 567 KB)
Health Research and Educational Trust (2015)
Reviews four case studies on hospitals across the country that are implementing successful violence prevention strategies and highlights how hospitals are uniquely positioned when providing trauma-informed care to help survivors of violence make changes to prevent future violence.
Identification and Intervention by Health Care Providers
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, VAWnet (2019)
Lists guidelines for health-care providers on screening, documenting, and responding to domestic violence and includes a section focusing on children impacted by intimate partner violence.
State Health Care Strategies to Address Children's Trauma, Exposure to Violence, and ACEs (PDF - 1,096 KB)
Futures Without Violence (2016)
Examines health-care responses at the State level that promote promising approaches to addressing health issues associated with childhood exposure to trauma and adverse childhood experiences.