This one-hour online session discusses the intersection between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and intimate partner violence (IPV) in Latino military families. IPV is a public health problem in the United States that manifests at significantly higher rates and differently in military populations than their civilian counterparts as they are exposed to trauma who evidence symptoms of PTSD and other mental health conditions. As this presentation illustrates, evidence indicates that the development of posttraumatic psychopathology, and particularly PTSD, is strongly associated with the development of violence and abusive behavior in relationships. The intersection between PTSD and Trauma and the development of family violence manifests uniquely among mono and interracial Latino families. In addition to the review of research on the association between PTSD and IPV in Latino military families, in this presentation, we discuss information processing models explaining the link between PTSD and IPV and potential moderators of this association, as well as strategies to prevent and treat IPV in this population. Recommendations for future work in this area of investigation and program development are also provided.
Slides are available here.