JPHC CE: Intimate Partner Violence and Children: Essentials for the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

1.0 NAPNAP contact hour. This continuing education activity is offered free to NAPNAP Members. For nonmembers, this continuing education activity rate is $10.  Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a public health problem of epidemic proportions. IPV often starts early in adolescence and continues throughout an individual’s lifespan. IPV is defined as abuse or aggression occurring in the context of a romantic relationship that is perpetrated by a current or former partner. IPV victims often experience severe psychological trauma, physical injury, and even death. The direct recipient of the violence is often not the only individual impacted. Children are often peripheral victims of IPV. It is vital that pediatric health care providers, including pediatric nurse practitioners, recognize that IPV is indeed a pediatric health care crisis requiring strategies for both identification and intervention. This continuing education article will discuss IPV and its impact on children from conception to adolescence while exploring implications for practice. J Pediatr Health Care. (2023) 37, 333−346.

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This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 1.0 NAPNAP contact hour.

Keywords: Intimate partner violence, domestic violence, children, trauma

Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

1. Analyze the presentation of individuals and family members who present with possible exposure to intimate partner violence
2. Evaluate the impact of intimate partner violence on parenting behaviors.
3. Describe the potential consequences of exposure to intimate partner violence in infants, children, and adolescents.
4. Explore practice implications to address intimate partner violence in pediatric patients.

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Gail Hornor, Forensic Nurse Specialist, International Association of Forensic Nurses, Hilliard, OH

Conflicts of interest: None to report.

Correspondence: Gail Hornor, DNP, CPNP, SANE-P,
International Association of Forensic Nurses, Hilliard, OH 43026;


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