Guidelines for Responding to Intimate Partner Violence in Mental Health Settings

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of individuals (CDC, 2019). Intimate partner violence describes physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples. Data indicate that Latinas experience similar rates of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) compared to non-Latinas. About 1 in 3 Latinas (34.4 %) will experience IPV during her lifetime, and 1 in 12 Latinas (8.6%) has experienced IPV in the previous 12 months, including physical and sexual violence and stalking. This product offers guidelines for addressing sociocultural considerations and clinical recommendations while assessing and providing mental health services to Latinas that experienced IPV. 

November 28, 2022
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