400 pages, 93 images, 28 contributorsIntimate Partner Violence is a resource for a wide range of professionals who work with children and families, from specialists working in social services, counseling, education, and child advocacy to experts in the fields of medicine, law enforcement, and mental health. Contents include contemporary concepts and research on the prevalence, nature, causes, and impact of IPV—a pervasive problem in our society that affects adults and children and crosses all socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic boundaries. The text addresses not only the initial impact on the victims, but also the consequences IPV has in later life and in subsequent generations as learned behaviors lead to a cycle of family violence. The intent is not a comprehensive clinical and forensic reference text meant exclusively for medical and technical professionals, it is a resource that provides a thorough overview to assist managers, supervisors, directors, and other front-line professionals who have the responsibility of setting and implementing policies in making informed and effective decisions.Written by a diverse group of professionals that spans the child protection spectrum, Intimate Partner Violence serves an ideal introduction to the destructive, yet ubiquitous problem and also a valuable reinforcement of knowledge for experts who treat and deal with the pernicious effects of IPV, which often include child maltreatment, on a daily basis. This resource is the culmination of the foremost authorities on the subject of intimate partner violence, commonly referred to as domestic abuse. Including chapters with dedicated focuses on relevant topics such as screening and identifying IPV in health care settings, dating violence, children who witness violence, the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner response, mental health aspects, and many others, this resource is an easily accessible, general guide that comprehensively covers the multiple aspects of intimate partner violence.
Acerca de Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP
Angelo Giardino is the medical director of Texas Children's Health Plan, a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and an attending physician for the Texas Children's Hospital's forensic pediatrics service at the Children's Assessment Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Giardino completed his residency and fellowship training in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Immediately after his fellowship training, Dr. Giardino became the assistant, and then the associate, medical director at Health Partners of Philadelphia, where he had primary responsibility for utilization management, intensive case management, and health care data analysis. He also shared responsibility for the plan's quality improvement program.
Acerca de Eileen Giardino, RN, PhD, APRN, FNP, ANP
Eileen Giardino is a nurse practitioner and an associate professor at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is the track director of the Family Nurse Practitioner program, teaches both graduate and undergraduate students at the university, and works as a nurse practitioner in Student Health. Dr. Giardino has published in the area of child and adult sexual abuse and currently lectures on the evaluation of intimate partner violence and suspected child abuse to nursing and nurse practitioner students. Dr. Giardino received her BSN and PhD at the University of Pennsylvania, her MSN at Widener University, and Nurse Practitioner Certification in Adult and Family at La Salle University in Philadelphia, where she also received SANE training.