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Family Violence Prevention Program


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Kaiser Permanente Member Seeks Help From Therapist to Leave Abusive Relationship

Lynnette Bowens Varela credits her Kaiser Permanente therapist for helping her work up the courage to finally leave her abusive husband of 22 years.

Kaiser Permanente’s Family Violence Prevention

Transforming the Health Care Response to Domestic Violence

Using an innovative approach, Kaiser Permanente Northern California has dramatically increased the recognition of patients experiencing intimate partner or domestic violence. On June 21, the prestigious medical journal JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) published an analysis about the Family Violence Prevention Program by Kelly C. Young-Wolff, PhD, MPH, research scientist with the Division […]

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Fotonovela: Everyone Deserves a Safe, Loving Relationship

No one deserves to be hit, hurt, threatened, or humiliated. Help is available to stop violence and abuse against you.

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Join Kaiser Permanente in Saying NO MORE to Domestic Violence

As a child, David* was physically abused by a parent. The pattern of abuse continued when he became an adult. “Like so many victims, I found myself marrying a person who was also abusive,” said the Kaiser Permanente employee. “It took years of therapy for me to even see that it was violence, let alone […]

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Kaiser Permanente Recognized for its Commitment to Ending Domestic Violence

Do you know someone who has experienced domestic violence or sexual assault? Odds are that you do. According to a survey sponsored by the NO MORE campaign, the numbers are alarming: 149 million Americans know a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault 54 million Americans report they have been a victim of domestic violence […]

Abusive Relationships Can Affect Your Long-Term Health

Eighty-one percent of female survivors struggle with a chronic health problem brought on by the ongoing stress of living with an abuser.

Circle of 6 App Helps Prevent Abuse and Assault

Circle of 6 is a free app that gives people a new way to connect with trusted friends – to stay safe and prevent violence before it happens.

Mobile App Serves as Safety Decision Aid for Women

The recently released MyPlan mobile app serves as a safety decision aid for women facing violence in their intimate relationship.

New Report from WHO Highlights “Global Epidemic” of Violence Against Women

Physical or sexual violence is a public health problem that affects more than one third of all women globally, according to a new report released by WHO.

Dr. Rob Schreiner Says NO MORE

Read Dr. Rob Schreiner’s remarks at the Washington, DC, launch of the NO MORE campaign to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Join us for a live TweetChat on preventing and responding to teen dating violence, featuring Dr. Brigid McCaw @brigidmccaw on Wednesday, February 13th, 12:00 – 1:00 (PST).

US Preventive Services Task Force Updates Recommendation on Screening for Intimate Partner Violence

The US Preventive Services Task Force released a draft recommendation for routine IPV screening among women of child bearing age.

Futures Without Violence Launches RESPECT! Challenge

To kick-off an online campaign and contest called The Respect Challenge, the national nonprofit Futures Without Violence has produced a PSA that features top celebrities expressing their gratitude to a person who taught them a valuable life lesson – a lesson in Respect.

Ending Violence @ Home: A Global App Challenge

Inspired by the mPreventViolence workshop, the Institute of Medicine and Avon Foundation for Women are jumpstarting the development of innovative ways to tackle this global problem through the “Ending Violence @ Home App Challenge.”

IPV Screening Encouraged in OB/Gyn Clinical Settings

Obstetrician-gynecologists are in a unique position to assess and provide support for women who experience intimate partner violence (IPV) because of the nature of the patient/physician relationship and the many opportunities for intervention that occur.

First Impressions: Exposure to Violence and A Child’s Developing Brain

This 14-minute video illustrates the dangers of chronic exposure to violence on a child’s developing brain.

CDC Releases the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey

On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States, according to new findings released in December 2011 by the CDC.

Kaiser Permanente Observes National Domestic Violence Awareness Month With Expanded Prevention Program

Dr. Brigid McCaw and the Family Violence Prevention Program were featured on the local news site OaklandNorth.

Winners Announced in “Apps Against Abuse” Challenge

“Apps Against Abuse” is a national competition to develop an innovative software application, or “app,” that provides young adults with tools to help prevent sexual assault and dating violence.

HHS Requires DV Screening and Care for Health Plans

On July 19, 2011, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report at the US Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) request to identify critical gaps in preventive services for women.

CDC’S Injury Center Announces CDC-TV Video “Break the Silence”

View this innovative video, “Break the Silence,” where real parents and teens discuss the problem of dating violence and how to stop it before it starts.