Pediatric Health

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:

For more information about the AAP:

For information about the AAFP:

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This video shows an example of how providers can use the Healthy Moms, Happy Kids safety card in a pediatric health setting.