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MyPlan App Helps Women Plan for Safety

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

 

Dr. Robert Pearl Blogs About Domestic Violence

Ending domestic violence would save would save thousands of lives and approximately $8.3 billion in expenses annually.

 

WHO Report Highlights 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.

 

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.

 

mPreventViolence: Communications Technology and Violence Prevention

Kaiser Permanente was proud to sponsor the webcast of the mPreventViolence Workshop, hosted by the Institute of Medicine's Forum on Global Violence Prevention.

 

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).

 

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.

 

US Preventive Services Task Force Updates Recommendation on Screening for IPV

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Domestic Violence in the Workplace 2012 Conference

The 2012 Domestic Violence in the Workplace Conference hosted by the Partnership Against Domestic Violence took place on October 10 in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

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."

 

Kaiser 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.

 

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'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.