Intimate Partner Violence Podcast

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Fifteen million children are exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV) in the U.S. every year, with 50% of those exposures severe. This podcast offers perspective from Kalena Brown, an advocate and mother whose primary care pediatrician helped her and her three children safely leave a domestic violence situation; Ashlee Lynn Murray, MD, MPH, attending physician, Emergency Department, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; and Melissa Dichter, MSW, PhD, associate professor, Temple University School of Social Work. They discuss the importance of routine screening for IPV in primary care; barriers to disclosure; co-occurrence of IPV and child abuse; how to screen under and over the age of 2; safety in screening and documentation; how to manage a positive screen; how to offer support when the family isn’t ready to be directed to resources; importance of longitudinal relationships between pediatricians and families; and more. Published February 2021.

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