In contrast, most women (victims or their proxies) denied substance use during the most severe or lethal incident and it was not associated with femicide. Parker, B., Mc Farlane, J., Soeken, K., Silva, C., Reel, S. Testing an intervention to prevent further abuse to pregnant women.
Lethality of IPV Homicides by intimates have also decreased; however, the 30% rate of female victims killed by intimates has remained unchanged since collection of such statistics in 1976 (Rennison & Welchans, 2000). While there was a 4% decline of male victims between 19, there was only a 1% decline for female victims (Rennison & Welchans). Mandatory reporting of intimate partner violence to police: Views of physicians in California. Epidemiology The objective in Healthy People 2010 is to "reduce the rate of physical assault by current or former intimate partners" to a rate of women 12 years and older (USDHHS, 2000). Health care utilization and history of trauma among women in a primary care setting. Although violence by intimates has decreased in the past decade, numbers remaining are substantial. The Danger Assessment also includes a question to evaluate women’s suicide risk and one to assess violence toward her children.
Depression may also be suggested and if present, indicates further evaluation.
Interventions to address the problem include those focused on increasing identification and screening, and treatment of intimate partner violence. A problem crossing racial/ethnic boundaries and socioeconomic strata, it is one of the objectives of the Public Health Service’s Healthy People 20 to reduce the rate of physical assault by current or former intimate partners (United States Department of Health & Human Serves (USDHHS), 1995, 2000). Reducing violence using community-based advocacy for women with abusive partners.
This paper reviews the epidemiology, identification and screening, and interventions for IPV. In 1994, the Violence Against Women Act was legislated providing national coordination of efforts to reduce IPV (Haywood & Haile-Mariam, 1999). Rates of intimate partner violence in the United States. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 67(1), 43-53.
Of all murders attributed to intimate partners, almost 75% involve female victims (Rennison & Welchans).
In 1997, homicide was the second leading cause of death among U. women aged 15 to 24 and the leading cause of death for African American women in the same age group (Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 2000).
Abuse by male perpetrators appears to be a stronger correlate compared to female victims.