The Economic Cost of Intimate Partner Violence: Implications for Prevention

I’m heading out to the National Advocacy Center down in South Carolina for a couple days, but before I go, an excellent educational opportunity. PreventConnect has a webinar coming up, the Economic Cost of Intimate Partner Violence: Implications for Prevention. The session will be held on September 13th at 2pm ET. I’m particularly interested in the economics of the work we do. And so are many of your institutions and organizations, so perhaps that’s the thing that hooks you here (for those of you who may still be holding on to the belief that prevention is not the work of forensic clinicians).  Traditionally their webinars fill, so it’s possible by the time this posts it’s closed–however, it will be archived, so if you cannot attend live, consider listening to it at a later date. From the announcement:

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine has released new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the lifetime economic burden of intimate partner violence among adults in the United States. Following CDC’s “Lifetime Economic Burden of Rape Among U.S. Adults,” this new study takes into account medical costs, lost productivity, criminal justice activities, and other costs such as victim property loss or damage. Understanding the costs of violence can help build the case for prevention. Join PreventConnect, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV), and CDC researchers to learn more about the long-term economic cost of intimate partner violence and implications for prevention policy and practice.

Register for the session here. And seriously, if you do nothing else, download the articles linked in the description above. Both are excellent resources. Particularly for those of you doing policy work, making a case for new and/or expanded clinical programming, etc.


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