COVID-19 and Intimate Partner Violence
Globally, 1 in 3 women will experience intimate partner violence in their lifetime.
Now, in the shadow of COVID-19 and its pandemic, communities, researchers, advocates, and survivors are seeing and experiencing a worsening of intimate partner violence (IPV).
We worked with Stanford University’s Department of Emergency Medicine and the community based organization Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence to create a video series that aims to better inform health workers, community members, and survivors about the complexities of IPV, while navigating the challenges the pandemic has created in seeking help.
Amid these entangled issues, community health workers (CHWs) and educators can serve a vital role in supporting survivors through education, empowerment, and connection to resources. We know CHWs are trusted and knowledgeable aides for people experiencing IPV, and are key players in bridging the gap between survivors and access to help. However, lack of health worker training around IPV paired with reduced in-person or otherwise private medical encounters during COVID-19 have made it harder for people to securely reach out to CHWs, and for CHWs to reach out to survivors who could possibly be isolated.
Sample Project Videos
Impact on Intimate Partner Violence
Healthy vs Unhealthy Relationships
Supporting Family and Friends
COVID-19: Science of the Virus
Self-isolation and Self-quarantine
Myths and Misinformation
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence
Website – www.nextdoorsolutions.org
Twitter – @NDSolutions
Instagram – next_door_solutions
Facebook – Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Website – www.thehotline.org
Call – 1.800.799.SAFE (3224)
24/7 Support Hotline – (800) 572-2782
Futures Without Violence
Website for COVID Specific Support – https://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/get-updates-information-covid-19/