Research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine suggests that there is a two-way link between intimate partner violence (IPV) and depression: Women exposed to IPV are at nearly twice the risk for becoming depressed, and women who are depressed are almost twice as likely to experience IPV. The researchers also found a link between IPV and suicide among women.
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Psychological abuse between a parent and a child increases the likelihood that the child will be in an abusive relationship in the future --even more so than a child witnessing violence in the home between two adults, a new study suggests.
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.
Polaris Health Directions has received a continuing federal grant for approximately $200,000 for the ongoing development of its well-regarded Polaris-DV (Domestic Violence) product solution for assessing and treating abused women. The funding, from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), will go towards the development of an algorithm that identifies women at high risk of revictimization and guides service agencies in helping these women avoid further instances of abuse.