Screening for Domestic Violence and Childhood Exposure in Families Seeking Care at an Urban Pediatric Clinic

Megan H. Bair-Merritt, Jacky M. Jennings, Kristen Eaker, Judith Levsky Tuman, Sun Min Park, Tina L. Cheng

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In a survey of 133 caregivers in a pediatric clinic, 30 women (23%) disclosed domestic violence, with 2 reporting coercive control but not physical violence. Seventeen women stated that a child had been exposed as well. Domestic violence is not a "private" adult problem; further study of an appropriate pediatric-based screener is needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)734-736.e1
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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