Evidence-Based and Promising Interventions to Address the Intersections of IPV and Maternal Health

Date: Monday, January 23, 2023
Time: 10am PT / 11am MT / 12pm CT / 1pm ET
Duration: 90 minutes

Spanish /ASL interpretation will be provided.

Description: The intersection of intimate partner violence (IPV), racism and maternal mortality among birthing people remains one of the least explored and under-resourced topics, yet is central to ensuring expectant and parenting people do not continue to die from preventable causes. This webinar will feature individual and organizational level strategies that health centers can implement to advance health equity and increase positive health outcomes for birthing people who have experienced IPV. We will hear from an OB/GYN working to improve the clinical response to IPV, as well as from a survivor about their experience with the healthcare system during pregnancy and birth. The evidence-based CUES intervention, an adaptable health center protocol, and tools for building partnerships and strengthening connections between health centers and domestic violence advocates and other community-based programs will be shared.  It is crucial that we learn about innovative clinical practices, birth worker activism, consumer and survivor experiences, and health models that show promise in promoting health and justice for birthing people.

Learning Objectives: As a result of this webinar participants will be able to:

1. Explain the intersection between IPV and maternal health and health equity
2. Identify three survivor-centered IPV prevention and intervention practices and strategies
3. Define the IPV evidence-based intervention and CUES
4. Integrate tools that can be used to build partnership and collaboration between health centers and DV organizations


  • Samantha Daniels (she/her), Survivor Leadership Cohort Participant

  • Kristyn Brandi, MD, MPH, FACOG (she/ella), OB-GYN Physician, Complex Family Planning Subspecialist, The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists 

  • Virginia Duplessis, MSW (she/her), Director, National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence (Futures Without Violence)   

  • Rebecca Levenson, MA (she/her), Senior Health Policy Consultant, Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation (Futures Without Violence)    


Questions? Please email Megha Rimal mrimal@futureswithoutviolence.org

Type: Webinar

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