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By Linda Chamberlain, PhD, MPH

An evaluation of home visitation programs suggests that intimate partner violence (IPV) reduces the effectiveness of home visitation services. While many home visitors have received basic training on IPV, they need more hands-on, skills-based training that provides tools and strategies to integrate assessment and intervention into home visits. Recommendations for home visitation programs include incorporating training on childhood exposure to violence into core training and developing reciprocal partnerships with domestic violence agencies.
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Issue 6, October 2007
Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in Home Visitation Programs

Improving Response to Partner Violence
Julie Goodrich, Violence Program Supervisor; Chris Sorvari, Senior Research Analyst, Multnomah County Health Department

A home visitation demonstration project for pregnant and postpartum women in Oregon shares its experiences with developing and implementing a domestic violence screening tool. The unique needs and barriers to addressing domestic violence during home visits are described.
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Domestic Violence Enhanced Home Vistation Program - DOVE
By Keisha S. Walker, MSN, RN; Kimberly Hill, MS; Etasha Crowder, BSN, RN; Phyllis Sharps, PhD, RN, FAAN

The Domestic Violence Enhanced Home Vistation Program (DOVE) is an intervention designed to reduce maternal and infant/toddler exposure to intimate partner violence.
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A New Demonstration Project for Children and Youth Exposed to Domestic Violence

Barbara Nissley, MHS Children's Program Specialist/Trainer

Nancy Durborow, Health Projects Manager; Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence


The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence implements a demonstration program with advocates who support non-abusing parents and children exposed to domestic violence through a multi-pronged approach with home visits and community-based services. Opportunities and challenges of doing dual advocacy with mothers and children outside of the shelter setting are discussed.
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