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Intimate Partner Violence

A Guide for Psychiatrists Treating IPV Survivors

Treating Women IPV Survivors

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is one of the most common form of violence against women, and includes physical, sexual and emotional abuse and controlling behaviors by an intimate partner. IPV occurs in all settings and among all socioeconomic, cultural and religious groups.

IPV may cause or contribute to negative health consequences for women, including mental health disorders. Therefore, it is important to safely and effectively implement IPV screening and counselling throughout the health care delivery system. This can be achieved by educating health care professionals about IPV screening and counseling techniques.

Download the complete Guide to Treating Women Who Have Exprienced Intimate Parner Violence (.pdf) to view:

  • Screening considerations
  • Safety assessment
  • Treatment options
  • Best practices

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