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Women & Domestic Violence

Summary: Domestic violence is a major issue all over the country. What are the warning signs? How can you protect yourself?
Air Date: 2/1/13
Duration: 10
Host: Dr. Leigh Vinocur
Guest Bio: Dr. Brigid McCaw
Dr. Brigid McCaw is the Medical Director for the Family Violence Prevention Program for Kaiser Permanente Northern California and oversees the implementation of a comprehensive, coordinated approach for improving identification and services for intimate partner violence (IPV) for adults and teens. She participates in teaching and research, and is the clinical lead for the national efforts of Kaiser Permanente to improve IPV services.

She practices internal medicine at the KP Richmond facility. She received her MS from the UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program, MPH from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, MD from UCSF, and completed an Internal Medicine residency at UC Davis. She was elected to Fellowship of the American College of Physicians and is currently serving on the Institute of Medicine Forum on Global Violence Prevention.
    Women & Domestic Violence
    Recently the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommended universal screening for domestic violence for women of child-bearing age. 

    Domestic violence is a common problem that emergency physicians see all too commonly, as it effects so many women across this country. 

    Learn how to spot the warning signs of these relationships and how to help someone you suspect is being abused.