Intimate partner violence

Megan H. Bair-Merritt

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Based on strong research evidence, IPV and childhood exposure to IPV are prevalent public health problems. (4)(5)(13) Based on strong research evidence, IPV and child maltreatment commonly co-occur, particularly in families that have additional psychosocial risk factors such as poverty, parental depression, and substance abuse. (6)(7) Based on strong research evidence, IPV negatively affects children's social-emotional health, increasing the risk for internalizing and externalizing disorders and aggression with peers. (9) Based on some research evidence, IPV may negatively affect children's physical health and health-care use. (10) Based on consensus and some research evidence, screening for IPV in the pediatric health-care setting may help identify abused women and connect them to resources. (5)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-150
Number of pages6
JournalPediatrics in review
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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