The Coalition has been helpful in the development of a new hospital-based intervention program. Lifebridge Health’s Center for Hope is launching a Violence Response Team (VRT) at Grace Medical Center, formerly Bon Secours Hospital in West Baltimore. The VRT Manager Colleen Moore (who has been involved with the Coalition for many years) is in the … Read more
Karalyn Mulligan, President of the Maryland Health Care Coalition Against Domestic Violence, speaks with Amelia on 98 Rock’s “Maryland Perspectives” regarding domestic violence dynamics, the impact of the pandemic on IPV survivors, the importance of screening for abuse in medical settings and more. Listen to it here.
Throughout the nation, survivors of sexual assault can have their injuries treated and evidence collected as part of a Sexual Assault Forensic Evaluation (SAFE). These exams, often performed by an expert Forensic Nurse Examiner, benefit those who initially report the assault to law enforcement or those who want to hold open the possibility of reporting … Read more
Violence, in particular domestic or intimate partner violence (IPV), is a relatively newly recognized issue for the medical field and healthcare professionals. It wasn’t until 1985 that U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop presented interpersonal violence as a public health issue, separate from an issue of criminal justice or community welfare.  Since … Read more
On Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 Fushena Cruickshank, Consultant of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group and member of the Maryland Health Care Coalition Against Domestic Violence, was featured on WYPR’s “On the Record” to talk about intimate partner violence (IPV) in light of COVID-19. During the segment, Cruickshank discusses the complications of the pandemic for IPV … Read more