The Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The United States still has a lot of work to do in regard to addressing the prevalence of domestic violence. In fact, an in-depth story from the Arizona Republic has pointed to the fact that in the last several years, the number of deaths from domestic violence has stayed fairly consistent in Arizona. While this […] CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) is an ongoing, nationally-representative telephone survey that collects detailed information on sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence victimization of adult women and men in the United States. The survey collects data on past-year experiences of violence as well as lifetime experiences of violence. The […]

Depressive symptoms and intimate partner violence in the 12 months after childbirth Forty percent of women who report depressive symptoms following birth also reported intimate partner violence finds a new study published today (7 December) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The study also found that most of the women reporting postnatal […]

 President Barack Obama announced major health care changes for women in America with his recent and official disclosure that contraception will soon be free for all women and that co-pays for birth control will be eliminated. The new guidelines under the Affordable Care Act requires new health insurance plans to cover women’s preventative services such […]

Domestic violence has numerous negative effects on the health of women and children.  The article below highlights the importance of screening programs in health care settings.  Unfortunately, many health care organizations here in Georgia have limited screening programs set up in their facilities.  GCADV’s program, Project Connect is designed to help health departments and other […]

During his speech on March 23rd, 2011 to a group at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, Dr. Jackson Katz discussed the reasons men may want to reconsider being involved in working to end men’s domestic and sexual violence against women. A point that he made that is particularly timely for April’s […]

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