• Adult Children Exposed to Domestic Violence
  • Runaway & Homeless Youth Toolkit
  • Prevent Intimate Partner Violence
  • Violence Against Women Resource Library
  • Domestic Violence and Housing Technical Assistance Consortium
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Project
  • National Resource Center on Domestic Violence


 Create an account to save and access your bookmarked materials anytime, anywhere.

  create account  |   login

An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

How Can Practitioners Help an Abused Woman Lower Her Risk of Death?

General Material
Published Date
November, 2003

The Chicago Women's Health Study found a correlation between homicide, life-threatening incidents, and experiences of intimate partner violence. The study also found that many women who are in abusive relationships try to leave their partners and seek help after a violent incident. The author suggests that medical workers, counselors, and police officers must work together to lower the risk of abuse.