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Intimate Partner Violence

A Guide for Psychiatrists Treating IPV Survivors

Treating Immigrant and Refugee IPV Survivors

Currently, foreign-born individuals make up 12.6% of the U.S. population; emphasizing a need to make cross-cultural awareness and culturally sensitive care a national health initiative.

While several U.S. population-based studies have reported prevalence estimates of IPV for Latinas, virtually no research has shown the prevalence of IPV among immigrant/refugee groups. Despite this lack of specific research, homicide reviews and analyses have consistently documented an over representation of immigrant and refugee women among IPV-related homicide victims compared to that of U.S.-born women.

Download the complete Guide to Treating Immigrant and Refugee Patients Who Have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence to view:

  • Types
  • Risk factors
  • Screening
  • Safety assessment
  • Key considerations

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