This section provides resources on how the health care system is addressing the issue of domestic violence.
Confronting Chronic Neglect: The Education and Training of Health Professionals on Family Violence
Cohn, Salmon, & Stobo (Eds.) (2002)
Reviews professional family violence training opportunities for health care workers and outlines conclusions and recommendations for improving curricular development and teaching strategies.
Health Consequences of Abuse in the Family: A Clinical Guide for Evidence-Based Practice
Kendall-Tackett (Ed.) (2004)
Provides health professionals with an overview of family violence assessment issues and offers suggestions for treatment and prevention.
Helping Young Children Affected by Domestic Violence: The Role of Pediatric Health Settings (PDF - 1040 KB)
Groves & Fox (2004)
In Early Childhood, Domestic Violence, and Poverty: Helping Young Children and Their Families
Highlights the importance of the pediatric health setting in working with young children affected by domestic violence, provides a review of research on screening strategies, and proposes policy recommendations for improved practice in these settings.
Successful Integration and Maintenance of Screening for Domestic Violence in the Health Sector: Moving Beyond Individual Responsibility
Thurston & Eisener
Trauma, Violence, and Abuse, 7(2), 2006
Discusses the need for a larger organizational, social, and cultural framework for the successful implementation of protocols for domestic violence screening and prevention interventions in the health care systems.
Understanding the Link Between Child Abuse and Domestic Violence: An Essential Part of Family-Centered Care (PDF - 84 KB)
National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (2004)
Discusses strategies for children's hospitals to integrate domestic violence services into existing child abuse treatment and prevention programs.
We've Had Training, Now What?: Qualitative Analysis of Barriers to Domestic Violence Screening and Referral in a Health Care Setting
Minsky-Kelly, Hamberger, Pape, & Wolff
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 20(10), 2005
Presents perceived systemwide and individual hospital department barriers to the identification and referral of domestic violence victims by staff and the implications for improved screening protocol implementation strategies at health care organizations.
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