17. Additional IPV Links and Resources

To view the IPV Agencies Listed by Town on the Illinois Department of Human Services Website, click here.

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV)

ICADV is a not for profit, membership organization that works to eliminate violence against women and their children by promoting the eradication of domestic violence throughout Illinois; ensuring the safety of survivors, their access to services, and their freedom of choice; holding abusers accountable for the violence they perpetrate; and encouraging the development of victim-sensitive laws, policies and procedures across all systems that impact survivors. 

Illinois Department of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Domestic Violence 

Domestic and Sexual Violence 

Victims of Crime

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study 

One of the largest investigations ever conducted to assess associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being. The study is a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente's Health Appraisal Clinic in San Diego, according to CDC’s website. CDC published findings from the ACE study can be viewed by clicking here.

More detailed scientific information about the ACE study design and findings is detailed in The Relationship of Adult Health Status to Childhood Abuse and Household Dysfunction , published in the "American Journal of Preventive Medicine in 1998, Volume 14, pages 245–258”.

The Futures Without Violence’s

“Consensus Guidelines: On Identifying and Responding to Domestic Violence Victimization in Health Care Settings” states that “routine inquiry of all patients, as opposed to indicator-based assessment increases opportunities for both identification and effective interventions, validates IPV as a central and legitimate health care issue and enables providers to assist both victims and their children.” The Consensus Guidelines is an excellent resource for health care providers interested in improving care for victims of IPV here.  

FWV’s “Making the Connection: Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Public Health” (Linda Chamberlain, PhD MPH, 2010) is an excellent training tool for healthcare professionals interested in adopting routine IPV assessments with patients. This PowerPoint presentation includes statistics about the impact of IPV on women’s health, including symptoms of abuse and health conditions related to IPV. “Making the Connection” can be viewed in full by clicking here .

FWV posts other PowerPoint presentations authored by Linda Chamberlain on the following topics:

  • Overview (of IPV)
  • Regional and Local Data
  • Medical Cost Burden and Health Care Utilization
  • The Impact of IPV on Women’s Health
  • IPV and Family Planning, Birth Control Sabotage, Pregnancy Pressure, and Unintended Pregnancy
  • IPV and Sexually Transmitted Infections/HIV
  • IPV and Perinatal Programs
  • IPV, Breastfeeding, and Nutritional Supplement Programs
  • IPV and Child and Adolescent Health
  • IPV and Injury Prevention
  • IPV and Home Visitation

“Domestic Violence Screening Made Practical” (Mallika Punukollu, MD, 2003) http://www.jfponline.com/pages.asp?aid=1490