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*Note* This scheduling program was not designed by folks who do a lot with APA Style and unfortunately it defaults to listing authors in alphabetical order. We cannot fix this for this online schedule, but the author orders are posted in the order submitted in the printed program available via pdf here.

Saturday, March 7 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
A Review of Screening Tools Used within the Healthcare Field to Detect Intimate Partner Violence

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Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a public health concern that affects the medical and psychological health of approximately 32 million people within the U.S. (Tjaden & Thoennes, 2000). The National Violence Against Women Survey (NVAWS) estimated that women aged 18 and older experienced approximately 5.3 million IPV incidents annually (National Center for Injury Prevention and Control [NCIPC], 2003). It thus seems imperative that routine screening be utilized within general healthcare settings in order to meet the needs of clientele. Routine IPV screenings can increase rates of disclosure and subsequent ability to provide support, education, and resources to victims (Punukollu, 2003). This presentation will provide a short review of the problem, including public health population surveillance results that provide IPV rates within the U.S., with special note of high- risk populations. Further, the multiple negative physical and mental health outcomes as a result of IPV victimization will be reviewed, and make the case for the importance of routine screening within all healthcare venues. A targeted literature review exploring IPV screening tools that are currently utilized in healthcare settings will be provided. Each screening tool will be assessed for its ability to detect IPV. A variety of screening tools will be examined ranging from self- report to structured interviews, and each tool will be assessed on four domains: the extent and type of training each provider needs to become proficient with the tool, the availability of referral information in the community, the ease of use for providers, and the time it takes to complete with each client. A “best practices” universal tool for healthcare providers that is based on the screening tools examined will be recommended. Additionally relevant research on clinical, educational, or training components that should be included pre/during/post IPV screening will be reviewed.


Saturday March 7, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Oregon