The Coalition’s President, Karalyn Mulligan, and Training and Outreach Specialist, Lauren Dougherty, respond to an article written in the Baltimore Sun about the rising intimate partner violence rates of quarantined survivors during COVID-19. Mulligan and Dougherty discuss the ways medical abuse can be exacerbated in a global pandemic, highlight the importance of health care centers … Read more The Coalition Responds to the Baltimore Sun
Karalyn, Mulligan, President of the Maryland Health Care Coalition Against Domestic Violence, speaks out about Domestic Violence during the COVID-19 epidemic. Check out the news story here.
Many of us have experienced the fear of the pandemic-spread, the scarcity of resources in our local stores, the complications of our jobs and children’s schools closing, but for those who are living through everyday abuse and violence, COVID-19 can have even more devastating impacts on their health and safety.
Whether you are an advocate … Read more IPV and the Implications of the COVID-19 Health Crisis: What Do We Need to Know?
The Maryland Health Care Coalition Against Domestic Violence strongly supports a current bill in the Maryland Legislature that would classify intentional strangulation and suffocation as first degree assaults, rather than the second degree offenses that they are currently charged as.
The Coalition submitted written testimony to the Maryland House Judiciary Committee, arguing for passage … Read more Coalition Supports Strangulation Legislation in Maryland
Victims of domestic violence can be identified in the health care setting and linked with resources to improve their safety – one of many reasons to screen for IPV. This article details how a Texas hospital improved its screening and response protocols after learning of a recent patient’s death in a domestic incident.