Grateful for the opportunity to co-present a plenary session at the IVAT Summit entitled Intimate Partner Violence: A Law Enforcement and Clinical Approach to Working with Survivors.
Intimate partner violence (IPV), encompassing physical and sexual violence, stalking and psychological aggression, impacts approximately one in four women and one in seven men, according to the Center for Disease and Control https://www.cdc.gov/. Furthermore, the societal impact of IPV is immeasurable and includes survivors who often experience physical and mental problems, including depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. While primary prevention is key, stakeholders spanning a wide-range of interdisciplinary fields are responsible for the continuity of care in the wake of intimate partner violence victimization and the resulting interpersonal trauma that often ensues. For additional information about IVAT; https://www.ivatcenters.org/