How to spot, deal with a fairly common type of domestic violence
Violence between intimate partners is more common than you might think, says social worker Loren Cunningham, from Vera House in Syracuse, an agency devoted to preventing, responding to and helping to end domestic and sexual violence and other forms of abuse. She cites statistics showing up to 36 percent of women and 28 percent of men have experienced intimate partner violence, which could include physical violence, rape, stalking or other aggressions. She joins Ginnie Cronin, PhD, director of advanced practice nursing at Le Moyne College, to discuss the dynamics of intimate partner violence and the role of medical professionals in helping to identify people who are affected. Vera House offers a 24-hour crisis and support line for victims of domestic violence at 315-468-3260, as well as online information.