The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) calls the abuse of women a pediatric issue. The AAP and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recognize the importance of improving the physician’s ability to recognize IPV as well as child abuse and other forms of family violence.
The National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence worked with the AAP and the AAFP to release these recommendations on how to identify and respond to intimate partner violence in pediatric settings:
- Identifying and Responding to Domestic Violence: Consensus Recommendations for Child and Adolescent Health Settings
For more information about the AAP:
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- AAP Clinical Report–Intimate Partner Violence: The Role of the Pediatrician
For information about the AAFP:
For additional resources:
- Connected Parents, Connected Kids ACEs Safety Card
- Healthy Moms, Happy Babies Safety Card
- View the IPV and Child and Adolescent Health Chapter in the Making the Connection: Intimate Partner Violence and Public Health
- First Impressions: Exposure to Violence and a Child’s Developing Brain
- Addressing the Bigger Picture in Pediatric Settings: Adverse Childhood Experiences e-Learning Module
This video shows an example of how providers can use the Healthy Moms, Happy Kids safety card in a pediatric health setting.