Domestic Violence . INTERNAL MEDICINE RESIDENTS University of Nevada School of Medicine July 21, 2008 Allan Ebbin, M.D. MPH Vice President, Healthcare Quality and Education Sierra Health Services, Las Vegas Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics and Family Medicine, USC 242-7731
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a. Social workers
b. Safe Nest (hotline #646-4981)
You can save a life!
“Are you in a relationship in which you have been hurt or threatened?”
13-30% have experienced child physical or emotional abuse
13-23% have experienced partner abuse
7-10% have been sexually assaulted as an adult
Lifetime prevalence for any type of severe interpersonal violence ranged from 24-53%
Anyone can be a perpetrator or victim of domestic violence, regardless of their:
Domestic Violence is NOT caused by:
There is NO excuse for domestic violence.
Violence during pregnancy may be more common than:
or (800) 230-1955 or http://www.nnadv.org
(Massachusetts Medical Society, 1992)
3. Within the last year has anyone made you do something sexual that you didn’t want to do? (If yes, who?)
4. Are you afraid of your partner or anyone else?
“Does your partner (former partner) ever humiliate you? Shame you? Put you down in public? Keep you from seeing friends or from doing things you want to do?”
“Within the last year, has someone made you worry about the safety of your child? Your pet? (If yes, who?)”
Things you can say:
(e.g., where victims of domestic violence can go for help):
(800) 799-SAFE (7233) / (800) 787-3224 (TTY) (http://www.ndvh.org)
(303) 839-1852 (http://www.ncadv.org)
(415) 252-8900 (http://www.endabuse.org/health)
Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence (NNADV) distributes, at no cost to agencies within Nevada, resources for health care providers including information packets and cards to aid in screening, as well as brochures for patients, posters (for waiting areas, bathrooms, etc.), and more.
To obtain these materials, call NNADV at (775) 828-1115 in Reno, Sparks, and Carson City or 800-230-1955 for statewide providers.
Some of these resources are also available for download on NNADV’s website at http://www.nnadv.org.
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