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
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
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.