Health service usage in the context of intimate partner violence (IPV) - 3 February 2022 at 12:30pm (AEDT)


“Strengthening the capacity of health professionals to recognize and respond to family violence and building stronger evidence for effective and timely interventions involving the health sector are critical priorities for safeguarding the health of future generations.”

The focus of this web conference is women and children’s’ health and health service usage in the context of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in a large population cohort.

  • IPV is common in the general population – experienced by 1 in three families in the first ten years of motherhood
  • Poorer mental and physical health was observed for women reporting IPV, but also for their children with different impacts associated with early life versus recent life exposure
  • Very few women spoke to health professionals about the partner violence occurring at home


Featured Speaker:

Deirdre Gartland  is a Senior Research Fellow at Intergenerational Health, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia.
Deirdre's research interest is women and children’s health and resilience in vulnerable populations. Her research over the last 3 years has focused on the impact of intimate partner violence on maternal health and child outcomes.
Her research focus is on maternal and child health, with a particular focus on social adversity and building the evidence needed to better support families experiencing violence.
She is currently working with Aboriginal and refugee background communities to measure and describe child resilience.


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