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Volume 1, Issue 2
June 2005

Editor's Comments
by Linda Chamberlain, PhD MPH

Letters to the Journal
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In Memoriam: Tributes to Two Violence Prevention Champions
Marcy Lynn Gross
Dr. Linda E. Saltzman

Evaluating the Implementation of Hospital-based Domestic Violence Programs

by Jeffrey H. Coben, MD and Elizabeth J. Fisher, PhD

Since 1991, the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) has supported the development and implementation of health care-based Domestic Violence programs within Pennsylvania. In this article, the authors report their experience in conducting a statewide evaluation of the PCADV program using previously developed performance measures.
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Commentary on Evaluating the Implementation of Hospital-based Domestic Violence Programs

by Nancy Durborow, MS
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Announcements, Information & Resources

  • WHO Report Recommends Screening for Abuse During Pregnancy
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  • Harvard Study Shows Link Between IPV and Adverse Health Behaviors
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  • Exposure to Domestic Violence Harms Children's Health: Study
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  • Domestic Violence Risk Measurement Tool Now Online
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  • Summary Report on Health Costs of IPV in Australia Released
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  • FVPF Solicits Model Curricula in Family Medicine Residency Programs
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  • New Resource Webpage on Intimate Partner Violence for Health Care Practitioners
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  • New Curriculum on Intimate Partner Violence for Health Care Providers
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  • Lessons about Recruiting Primary Care Practices to Domestic Violence Trainings

    by Jim Winkle and Christina Nicolaidis, MD MPH

    After intense efforts, the authors of this study recruited 31 of 92 community-based primary care practices to a domestic violence training program. This article discusses the challenges to recruitment, strategies to overcome them, and remaining barriers.
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    Brief Reports

    Targeted IPV Education: Sustained Change in Rural and Mid-sized Medical Settings
    by Barbara A. Elliott, PhD, Irina V. Haller, PhD and Jennifer M. Peterson, MSW
    This report describes a project with physicians and other providers who practice in rural and mid-sized communities. Results of a baseline survey that assessed knowledge and clinical behaviors were used to design a targeted educational intervention for intimate partner violence (IPV). Follow-up with the same population documented sustained changes in self-reported screening, assessment, and management practices for IPV at 20 months.
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    Medical Student Exposure to Family Violence Issues: A Model Curriculum
    by Robert W. Block, MD
    This report reviews a model curriculum for medical students in the field of family violence, constructed to expose students to core issues in the field, to community agencies dealing with prevention, intervention and prosecution, and clinical issues that might serve as resources for health professionals caring for patients who are dealing with violence.
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    Federal and State Agencies: News & Views

  • Online Resource Guide on Human Trafficking for Health Care Providers
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  • Call for 2006 NCHS/Academy Health Fellowship Applications
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