On October 3rd 2022, Audrey Bergin, Coordinator of the Coalition and Program Manager of DOVE, the Domestic Violence Program of Lifebridge Health’s Northwest Hospital, was interviewed on FOX45 – WBFF discussing the nuances of intimate partner violence. During the interview, Bergin explained the expansive forms that abuse can take, who can be impacted by intimate … Read more
On Tuesday, October 11th, 2022 Fushena Cruickshank, Women’s and Child/Maternal Health Consultant of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group and Member of the Maryland Health Care Coalition Against Domestic Violence, was featured on WBFF-TV to talk about intimate partner violence (IPV). During the segment, Cruickshank discussed the different types of abuse beyond physical violence, provided information … Read more
Audrey Bergin, the Coordinator of the Maryland Health Care Coalition Against Domestic Violence, was recently featured in a Baltimore Magazine article highlighting the heightened instances of brain injury during the pandemic. Audrey expands on how brain injury can be specifically complicated for survivors of intimate partner violence and what the DOVE Program at Northwest Hospital, … Read more
The Joint Commission recently published, Quick Safety: addressing intimate partner violence and helping to protect patients, a new information-piece for health care professionals. The piece outlines requirements and national recommendations for working with patients who are experiencing intimate partner violence, safety considerations during telehealth appointments, and more. View the document here.
With great sadness, The Maryland Health Care Coalition Against Domestic Violence recognizes the tragic loss of three nurses in Maryland due to domestic violence. The victims, Tara Labang and Wendy Natalie Black, were shot and killed by their former partner, also a nurse, before he took his own life. [See article here.]
Acknowledging the statistic … Read more