Intimate Partner Violence and Mental Health

Nassau University Medical Center Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Wednesday September 20, 2017 at 12:00 AM

This grand round has already taken place.

Nassau University Medical Center - East Meadow, NY
September 20th, 2017
1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours


Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is a major public health problem that results in a wide range of short and long-term adverse mental health consequences.
Approximately 20% of individuals that experience IPV within a year develop a new psychiatric disorder. IPV survivors compared to those free of IPV are four times more likely to attempt suicide at some time in their lives. In selected samples such as domestic violence shelters, the prevalence of PTSD and MDD has been reported to be as high as 84% and 61%, respectively.

Providing trauma ­informed care can positively impact treatment engagement in IPV survivors. In this presentation, we draw from our experiences working in a multi­disciplinary integrated model of services to highlight the use of instruments to assess for safety, the risk of being re-­victimized and killed by an intimate partner.

Dates and Times

Start: 9/20/2017 12:00 AM
End: 9/20/2017 7:00 PM


1. Describe the effects of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) on mental health
2. Summarize practical strategies and screening tools that can improve the quality of care for IPV survivors
3. Discuss the benefits of trauma­-informed services and multi­speciality collaboration to treat IPV survivors effectively


  • Dr. Mayumi Benavides
    • Intimate Partner Violence and Mental Health


Nassau University Medical Center
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY 11554


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook and Nassau University Medical Center. The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.