Intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization can result in numerous physical and behavioral health conditions. IPV cuts across all demographics and all geographical locations. However, rural communities experience unique concerns that may contribute to IPV, and IPV survivors living in rural areas face unique challenges. This presentation will describe these factors specific to rural populations experiencing IPV and implications for behavioral health practitioners regarding service delivery.
Upon completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Define intimate partner violence (IPV)
- Identify how IPV and behavioral health are interrelated
- Describe how factors related to living in rural areas create unique challenges for survivors of IPV
- Understand the implications for behavioral health services when working with survivors of IPV residing in rural areas