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LEAP Resources


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IPV Hotlines

Find a Local Shelter

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Comprehensive Websites

IPV Training and Resources

  • Health Cares About IPV: Provides IPV screening and counseling toolkits.
  • Family Violence Prevention Fund provides helpful information and excellent, comprehensive training materials and resources. Manuals for health care providers, publications on working with immigrant women, and workplace safety kits.
  • Medscape: Comprehensive medical web page with primary care and specialty articles and CME. The first time you visit this free web page, you must register and submit a password. (Anyone with internet access is able to register). Search on domestic violence for multiple articles. Visit award winning video on how to screen for domestic violence by typing in “Screen to End Abuse”. Visit summary article by Dr. Leigh Kimberg "Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in Primary Care Practice." by searching on "domestic violence" and "Leigh Kimberg”.

Screening Tool Compendiums

Sample Guidelines on IPV

Government Resources on Intimate Partner Violence

Child Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence

Pregnancy and Intimate Partner Violence

Addressing IPV with Men

Understanding IPV—additional resources

Vicarious Traumatization

  • Headington Institute: An international center that provides “care to caregivers” including multiple online training courses and helpful materials on vicarious traumatization

Primary Prevention of Domestic Violence

Advocacy Organizations

Professional Organizations with IPV policies

  • American Medical Association Advisory Council on Violence and Abuse, case studies, and prevention resources. Physician guidelines link includes detailed diagnostic and treatment guidelines on violence and abuse for domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse and sexual assault or you can type in any violence related term to locate materials on this site.
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: See the section titled “Women’s Issues, Violence Against Women”. Comprehensive provider and patient information on violence against women.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: See the AAP policy statement on IPV found by searching on the term “domestic violence” on this site.
  • The American Nurses Association (ANA) has provided decades of leadership in preventing violence against women.  Searching their site on "domestic violence" provides you with many resources.  Their policies on "violence against women" are summarized here.

Legal Resources on Intimate Partner Violence

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