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In-house counselors help doctors connect victims of domestic violence to services from newsworks, 11/23/2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

img-icon-newsAria Health on Frankford Avenue in Philadelphia now has an in-house domestic violence counselor to help patients who are dealing with this issue.

Supervisor Marcella Slick said doctors are much more likely to ask patients about domestic violence when they can connect them to help.

“They don’t want to uncover a giant can of worms that they don’t have time to deal with, so we know that having a counselor on site who can take this off their hands makes a huge difference with the screening numbers,” she said.

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