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    Entries in domestic violence screening (10)


    Polaris presents at the National Conference on Health & Domestic Violence

    On March 30, Dr. Linda Toche-Manley, vice president of Polaris Health Directions, presented at the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence on using technology to better detect interpersonal violence (IPV) among chemically dependent adults.

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    Polaris Explores Developing Outcomes Management Solution for Teen Dating Violence 

    Polaris Health Directions is exploring the feasibility of building an adolescent application based on its outcomes management solution for domestic violence, Polaris-DV. Teen dating violence has become a top priority for federal agencies that are seeking to counteract the poor long-term outcomes associated with this pervasive public health problem.

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    Polaris Research Identifies Factors for Predicting Likelihood of Revictimization Among Abused Women 

    In response to the high rates of revictimization among abused women, Polaris Health Directions has added predictive analytics to its outcomes system for domestic violence to help treatment providers gauge the probability of repeat abuse.

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    New Training Platform Helps Medical Professionals Improve Care for Abused Women 

    Polaris Health Direction’s domestic violence outcomes system will soon include a training component to help medical professionals better address the psychological and behavioral issues of abused women. While health care providers consistently attend to the medical needs of domestic violence victims, the system often breaks down when it comes to addressing the emotional impact, which translates into high rates of revictimization, chronic disease and other poor long-term outcomes.

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    Polaris Partners with Bexar County Family Justice Center to Improve Services for Abused Women 

    Interim results based on data collected by Polaris Health Directions in partnership with the Bexar County Family Justice Center illustrate the significant impact emotional and physical domestic violence has on the mental health of abused women, the need to identify and address these conditions and the difference treatment can make.

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