Strand Project A4:

 
 

Identifying and responding to IPV in maternity and early postnatal and primary care: establishing baseline measures to inform systems change

Description:  Universal services such as general practice, antenatal and postnatal care, and hospital emergency departments provide an under-utilised ‘window of opportunity’ for early identification and intervention to support families at risk of or experiencing intimate partner violence. This study will draw on data from longitudinal cohort studies and completed intervention studies to provide comparative historical and baseline measures documenting health service use by women and children exposed to intimate partner violence.

Outcomes: Baseline information to provide a benchmark for leveraging and evaluating systems change in universal services during the timeframe of the CRE.